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Oct
10
comment Can you intentionally fail a skill check?
"You make a fly check." "No, I want to fail at flying. I purposefully fail my check." "Okay, rolling to see if you fail to fly. You failed to fail to fly. Despite your best efforts you are now flying."
Oct
2
comment What's the average damage increase from Elemental Adept?
A roll of ndx will result in n/x increase in damage. So a 2d6 results in 1/3 more damage on average, and the 8d6 example is 4/3 or 1.33 not 1.28. This effect is going to be most effective on d4s.
Sep
9
comment Is it appropriate to tell players the expected outcome of a throw?
@Flamma then don't fudge. But sometimes (determined on a case-by-case basis by the DM) fudging makes for a more fun game than playing strictly by the dice. Maybe rolling a 14 when you needed 15 could be an almost success (you take extra damage crawling out of the pit, but you make it out so the story can continue) when a 5 wouldn't be afforded that luxury. A player couldn't rely on you always fudging them, but like any tool, when used in moderation just makes the game more fun. "What do we say to death? Not today."
Aug
10
comment When leveling - Is the hit die only added to the maximum?
This might depend on how "current hit points" is defined. If it's defined as "maximum hit points minus damage taken" then you would effectively get the current hit points increase.
Jul
25
comment Why Does Spellcasting Have Levels?
Is this a rant disguised as a question?
Jul
11
comment What would be the minimum human population to sustain a single vampire indefinitely?
Your title and your question are different if the people are willing participants.
Jul
2
comment Is a Hellknight honor bound to challenge a Paladin to a duel?
CG might shoot at LG when the opportunity arises. You know. The C part.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
26
comment Why is interrogating done with roll+CHA instead of +STR?
"Is it hot in here, or is it just battleaxe? Anyway, where is the bandit hideout?"
Jun
26
comment What happens when an Uruk gets an elvish sword?
Why does it have to be the hate of the maker? Sure that's one interpretation, but doesn't mean that has to be our interpretation. Like I say, handwaving for the sake of good story is totally fine. =)
Jun
26
comment What happens when an Uruk gets an elvish sword?
I think the beauty of this answer is you don't need a precedent, though. You can simply say "this is how it is - the sword gets its light from the hate". The only counter argument is... aren't Uruk full of hate anyway, so it would still glow? But I digress a tad. I love the idea of handwaving on this, as long as you're consistent with it.
Jun
26
comment What happens when an Uruk gets an elvish sword?
Wouldn't an orc get great pleasure from an elf being slain with an elven blade?
Jun
26
comment What happens after level 30?
@Beska Think of it like this: imagine an RPG where you were rising the corporate ladder. (What a boring RPG... anyway...) You might get to be a team lead, then a manager, director, senior director, VP, SVP, EVP, President of a large business unit, and eventually CEO. Your career isn't over, but following the path of your rise is.
Jun
18
comment How to handle wealthy player characters as a GM?
Your characters are heroes - they are better than almost everyone they meet. Why shouldn't they be wealthier too?
Jun
16
comment When smashing an object, do you subtract the hardness every time?
It would seem this isn't a perfect parallel to the real world. There are a lot of items that will smash more from later blows than early blows (for example, weakening the outer shell early, and large amounts of damage once the insides are exposed). If that detail were necessary, I would consider using two separate objects - one on the outside with a high toughness that yields a new object with lower toughness once it is destroyed.
Jun
16
comment Does there exist a Detect Deity Spell
Why do I have a feeling most deities would not fail a Will save? =)
Jun
4
comment How do I foster enjoyment in the type of make-believe required in RPGs in a child who isn't old enough to play RPGs?
Draw on their favorite TV shows, but not on their favorite TV. That will end badly.
Jun
2
comment When designing a campaign plot, how can I test it for complexity?
All we need is RPGUnit where we can test our individual encounters with unit tests before moving on to integration tests between the encounters... =)
May
27
awarded  Yearling
May
26
awarded  Notable Question