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comment As a GM, how can I stop killing my games?
+1 for "write it down" in alternate forms.
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comment Custom rules for character advancement
D&D Online has a leveling system something like this, where each "level" has five ranks within it.
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comment What does a paladin's ability to “detect evil” at-will mean?
As there are no real-life paladins with the ability to detect "evil" at will, every system has its own mechanics for it. Thus, as others have said, you need to tell us what system you want to know about.
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comment I need help with making a were tyrannosaurus PC in Pathfinder
+1 for the Large T-rex companion suggestion. (And all the math, but I like that you gave an alternative)
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comment Does the Rules Compendium overrule the core books?
That's not what they said...: On sale September 18, these 3.5 Edition premium reprints feature new covers and the latest errata
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comment What living apex lifeforms are there other than dragons?
Interestingly, you can extend Naga -> Water (not a great fit for snakes, but WoW did it), and Sphinx -> Earth, and have the four classic elements.
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comment What living apex lifeforms are there other than dragons?
@MrJinPengyou - Specifically "standard biped". I don't know that Giants would be non-standard enough to qualify, but mountains-as-giants probably would.
Jul
21
comment Can a sorcerer use a scroll of a spell not known?
@PaulZ - Interesting. The system explicitly does (as per the quote in the OP), but I hadn't realized that PFS did away with that. Not that my characters use many scrolls.
Jul
21
comment Can a sorcerer use a scroll of a spell not known?
Since you mention bards, I just wanted to note that they have to have arcane cure spells on scrolls - they can't share with the cleric, but they can with the witch. Likewise a bard's cure scrolls can't be used by the cleric. Wands are a different story.
Jul
21
comment Does the Rules Compendium overrule the core books?
If you genuinely want to play with the latest rev of the rules WotC intends you to play 3.5 with, however, you'll use it. - What if the subsequent printings of the PHB don't include the Rules Compendium changes? Which book takes precedence then?
Jul
18
comment Strategies for handling age of maturity dissonance for Aasimar (or other plane-touched) born to humans?
Horses are a great example! Race horses are usually raced as 3 year olds (all three Triple Crown races, for example). So the fact that they aren't mature until 5 is very relevant here. Effectively, they have a very long teenage-hood.
Jul
18
comment System Recommendation: Traders/Truckers Spaceships Sci-Fi
This would have been my recommendation, but you beat me to it (and much more thoroughly). I also recommend the Mongoose version.
Jul
17
comment Pitfalls to avoid when using kingdom building rules for the first time?
Specifically, magic items no longer have any effect on the economy, and hex improvements do (beyond just reducing Consumption). Points #3 and #4 are still valid, but Ultimate Campaign has a optional rule system for #4 and a few suggestions for #3.
Jul
17
comment How do I tell how long my adventure is going to be?
That's a really nice way to break it down. It doesn't help with the player's reactions (as discussed in other answers), but for planning purposes it's a great idea.
Jul
17
comment Can you bring a sword to a gun fight (and win)?
Worth noting that you can go cybersam instead of adept and also be pretty amazing with swords, but without the weapon focus benefits. You can generally get a lot tougher, though.
Jul
17
comment Pitfalls to avoid when using kingdom building rules for the first time?
These sound more like the issues with the Kingmaker rules than with the Ultimate Campaign rules. UC smoothed out a lot of these rough edges, in favor of others. I haven't actually used the UC rules myself - my Kingmaker game bogged down around when it came out - but I remember reading them and going "Ah, that fixes this, but this other thing could be a problem." I'll see if I can spot those again tonight.
Jul
15
comment Character backstory and history development/generation tools
@SevenSidedDie - I can see your point. I decided to specifically keep the result but edited it to a different interpretation of that circumstance. After all, they're deliberately vague and there can be several interpretations.
Jul
15
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Jul
15
comment Character backstory and history development/generation tools
@Guest - I just posted an example based on that.
Jul
15
answered Character backstory and history development/generation tools