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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.


Apr
11
comment What are the notable differences between Paranoia XP and Paranoia Troubleshooters?
+8? How did I get +8? Oh, one upvote and one downvote. If whomever downvotes this sees this comment, could you let me know what you don't like about my post and how I could do better next time?
Feb
24
comment How can I safely represent non-combat fire magic?
I know movie sets make very realistic fire using a special, thin cloth, a lightbulb and a fan; I saw a prop like this at the big prop exhibit after the first LotR movie came out. I'm not sure how hard it would be to build something like this, but it gives you another option if you wanted to make a brazier type thing.
Jan
28
comment Can a true neutral character cast spells affected by alignment?
Suppose you are a cleric of a nature god who doesn't care about good or evil. Using Blasphemy to fight an angle leading a group of people to develop the woods could be perfectly within the neutral faith, provided you don't do it a lot. That said, you might want to Holy Word some feinds or something afterwards, just in case.
Jan
18
comment What Lovecraft inspired classes exist?
@KRyan In one way, yes, but if I'm looking for classes in books I already own, or in books my DM allows, then this is far more useful.
Jan
18
comment What Lovecraft inspired classes exist?
@KRyan But yeah, it was one downvote a year ago, just the very first one I got. Let me know what you think of the changes. I admit, I'm a compleationist and like some of the more obscure of Lovecrafts works to his straight up Cthulhu stuff, so that could make my choices look a bit odd.
Jan
18
comment What Lovecraft inspired classes exist?
@KRyan Hah, I put this up over a year ago, I just round it again recently and noticed a bunch of spelling errors. I've actually read very few of these, I just was annoyed there wasn't a comprehensive answer, so read class summaries of all of them and made a full list. I'll bold some of the others as well, based on your suggestions.
Jan
10
comment Can a cat kill a rat?
@lisardggY I'm with Ryno. You still only hit once, it just means crits do no more damage then a regular hit.
Jan
6
comment How can I make realistic looking potions as handouts
@BrianBallsun-Stanton I worked at Atomic Energy of Canada at the time I go the tours, and was a student at a university with a very small pool reactor my friend was a safety person at when I was offered the tour I didn't take.
Jan
6
comment How can I make realistic looking potions as handouts
@BrianBallsun-Stanton Man, I'm annoyed; I've toured multiple nuclear reactors and I've never seen Chernkov radiation, and I was offered a tour of an open-pool one and never got around to taking my friend up on it, then we both moved jobs.
Dec
18
comment How can I make realistic looking potions as handouts
Whatever you do, do not seal the container after doing this.
Dec
17
comment How can you use isometric maps (or other tricks for addressing 3 dimensions) for miniatures?
I have a giant box of lego my Dad often digs into when DMing. He often makes maps in Dunjinni, tapes them to the lego, then lays the whole thing down onto the battlemap.
Jun
29
comment Shadowrun 3rd edition ruthenium polymer
Huh, my research group is working on some ruthenium compounds and some metal polymers, but sadly not a real-world ruthenium polymer I can point out.
Jun
25
comment Help me evaluate this homebrew Pokémaster class
@KRyan Good point. I just recall a lot of the later ones having monsters in them that pound-per-pound could eat anything of the same CR in the first ones. I think IV was the one I saw a lot of examples from? But yes, I recall how terrible the horrors were.
Jun
24
comment Help me evaluate this homebrew Pokémaster class
The various Monster Manuals were know to have CR deflation in them over time, in that 4 default characters could easily beat a CR1 MM1 monster, and get eaten alive by a CR1 MMV monster. (Adding something more specific to your CR comment)
Jun
8
comment Is there any objective reason to favour d20PFSRD over the Paizo PRD?
I can see this being very helpful for core book only games.
Jan
26
comment How can I adapt warforged to work with Pathfinder
This is for my own game and would not be released publicly.
Jan
26
comment How can I adapt warforged to work with Pathfinder
Humans got a +2 to any one ability score. Other races get +2/+2 to two ability scores. I'll change them to net +0 I guess by removing the Wisdom penalty.
Jan
19
comment GM attacking a recently stabilized ally: is this allowed?
Far more detailed and better worded then my answer was going to be: 'yes, but if he or she does, they are a dick'
Dec
22
comment How to track character resources (spells, ammo, items)
Why not just put it in a sheet protector and use wet erase markers?
Dec
21
comment Game in which the stars are right
Holy cow, what was fast. That is exactly what I remember. Thank you.