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A Canadian geek, finishing off a chemistry degree. I typically hang around TeX.SX as I like the community and learn things by reading the questions. I'm also active on RPG.SX and History.SX.


Jul
30
comment Why is burying yourself not such a great plan?
@kadu I do note that most of those pictures come from coffins unearthed by storms, i.e. those that have been buried near coasts very shallowly, such as near New Orleans where you can't bury them deeply due to the water table. I'm not saying an oak coffin wouldn't hold, but it is something to consider. Also, you'd have to deal with problems from weakening the structure to make an air hole of some sort. Also lugging the coffin around everywhere with you, those can't be light. Course, there was that cool western hero who did that.
Jul
18
comment Why is burying yourself not such a great plan?
@kadu True, however you'd have to hire someone to build such a box, and skills to design such things won't come cheaply. Also, have a look how much dirt was displaced in burying that coffin; That is going to be hard to hide when reburying it.
Jul
10
comment Why is burying yourself not such a great plan?
Mythbusters did a test of this. You can't bury someone alive deep at all; the full-metal coffin Jamie was in started to crumple really quickly.
Jun
21
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
14
awarded  Constituent
Apr
6
awarded  Caucus
Mar
25
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
7
answered How to use Paizo-style module flip-mats without spoilering the players?
Mar
4
comment I'm a quarter Draconian, a quarter Dragonborn and half Half-Dragon?
@EpiceneDilettante Thanks, I have that book, I'll try to remember to update my answer.
Dec
24
comment Where can I find Airship alterations?
Based on Spelljammer: spelljammer.org has some additional stuff and 3e conversions.
Dec
20
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
10
awarded  Excavator
Oct
11
comment What is the advantage of casting the cantrip “light” on an object an enemy is wearing or holding?
@kravaros My understanding is that has been debated since my Dad was playing Basic D&D, and thus depends on the latest edition of D&D, if there has been errata and whatnot.
Oct
7
comment What is the advantage of casting the cantrip “light” on an object an enemy is wearing or holding?
Not just in the dark: Sneaking rogues, creatures that keep turning invisible, snipers...
Oct
4
comment How rare are these miniature AD&D books?
As a warning, the few times I've browsed Noble Knight I've noticed a definite premium on the items there compared to when I've seen them in gaming stores, on Amazon or similar. That said, often it is the only place to get some stuff. So take it with a grain of salt, and pick a few items on Noble Knight and compare them to eBay, Amazon, etc before pricing your own item.
Sep
15
awarded  Yearling
Aug
25
revised I'm a quarter Draconian, a quarter Dragonborn and half Half-Dragon?
doppelgreener corrected me
Aug
24
comment I'm a quarter Draconian, a quarter Dragonborn and half Half-Dragon?
I'm not sure where you are getting your information on the Dragonborn from. They are a 4e race that is just a true-breeding race like elf or dwarf, at least in 4th edition. I never heard of them before that. Also, there was the Dragon Disciple class that eventually had you transform into a Half-Dragon, so turning into one certainly isn't impossible.
Aug
24
answered I'm a quarter Draconian, a quarter Dragonborn and half Half-Dragon?
Aug
1
comment How can we compensate for a Warforged's lack of healing?
Even if your wizard doesn't want to turn into a cleric, 1st level wands are cheap and easily purchasable in Eberron, and 750 gp for 50 charges of healing isn't a bad purchase. Heck, the Warforged can buy it and give it to the wizard. When I was playing Living Greyhawk (Convention play, so new party each session) each player had typically had their own, and the cleric won't up with 6+ happy sticks and coloured string on them... some CLW, some Lesser Vigor, I even had some Faith Healing ones, though I never used those.