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Programmer by day. DM by night. Currently raising a future gamer.


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comment Does an Enhancement bonus on clothing become an Armor bonus?
So you're saying that I can wear mundane full plate and a vest that I cast magic vestment on, and those would stack?
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answered Should a GM seek to share costs?
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comment The mechanics of holding an NPC at sword-point
@BenjaminJB I added a new section to the answer, does that help you out?
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answered The mechanics of holding an NPC at sword-point
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reviewed Leave Open What's a good insult for a Tech Priest to say to a non-mechanical entity?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I calculate my damage in 3.5?
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revised Getting Early Access to Level 8 and 9 Spells as an Arcane Trickster
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comment What is the sense of a spell/power/effect with Standard Action casting time and only 1 round duration?
@REactionFaye If it's offensive and requires a standard action to use, yes. If it's a defensive buff, it'd stick around for the round so might help you against someone else's attack. That's not awesome, but it's not totally useless either.
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answered What is the sense of a spell/power/effect with Standard Action casting time and only 1 round duration?
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comment which is better a bought character sheet or a home made one?
@GLANTH You asked us to compare an unknown sheet to another unknown sheet, for an unknown game, and tell us which is better. That's basically asking me to flip a coin and pick one, because you told me nothing about either of them.
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comment What spell to use in conjunction with “Teleport, Greater” to get sufficient information for the teleportation to succeed?
@GregoryAvery-Weir You can see and hear some creature, which may be at any distance. The relevant extra detail should include how you use that to see terrain when you don't have a creature to target. :)
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comment What ever happened to rolling for stats, encountering class trainers, etc?
The last bullet point is definitely answerable, if we're talking D&D. The first two are harder, particularly since it's hard to say what is "common". From a game design PoV, there are fundamental reasons for doing away with randomness in character creation, though, so I think it could be answerable that way without resorting to a bunch of opinions. (Hell, people where I play don't even do random HP from hit dice. "Random" in character design is a four letter word here.)
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comment What ever happened to rolling for stats, encountering class trainers, etc?
@Metool I'm not sure how relevant theoretical charop is. Actual charop (as in: a character you're really paying) also benefits greatly from nonrandomness, since you can't really optimize a Wizard who rolls 10 INT. I haven't heard of anyone in my area playing a game with rolled stats in over a decade, none of them were doing theoretical anything.
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comment Excessively clever characters vs. narrativist RP?
@Shalvenay You justify them with the reasoning: doing x is causing problems for everyone in the game, so I am going to do y instead. That's it. You doing have to justify anything beyond that. Of you really feel you do have to justify behavior in character, have your character find religion or some other epiphany that causes them to want to behave differently.
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revised Do creatures with inappropriately sized reach weapons threaten different areas?
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revised Do creatures with inappropriately sized reach weapons threaten different areas?
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