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Aug
25
comment Baleful polymorph on a dragon and spells with a somatic component
@Cthoc: OK, thus: In settings, where (some types of) dragons have the shapechanger subtype, they "can revert to its natural form as a standard action" Baleful Polymorph. This does not apply to Pathfinder, because just "several of the Metallic Dragons get Change shape as a supernatural ability and special quality" (Cthos) only, not as subtype. (Thanks to Cthos for pointing this out!)
Aug
24
comment How do I deal with PCs who use kidnap and torture as an investigative technique?
@Rob: The hollow tooth with poison! A classic scenario.
Jun
11
comment What rewards can compete with experience points?
Regarding your edit of middle-age-transportation-by-river: Thanks for the link! It had been suggested Burlak, which was linked by the Treideln-entry in the German Wikipedia, but that did not really carry the information presented at the German side. (If it was also you, who changed the link in the German Wiki: thanks for that too!)
Mar
22
comment Middle age transportation by river questions
@edgerunner Yes probably should do a translation, but probably also should finish my thesis...
Mar
20
comment Middle age transportation by river questions
@edgerunner: The German and English Wikipedia sites are quite different, therefore I would really prefer to keep the translated German version. I am in doubt whether the link from Treideln to Burlak is really right.
Mar
13
comment Is it plausible that characters can invent devices in a medieval setting, and how should one balance it?
TDE = The Dark Eye (Das Schwarze Auge, DSA): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Eye
Mar
13
comment Middle age transportation by river questions
@Ckhrysze: "fighting a current" Yes, everything is much easier with the current or at least with a body of water which is flowing very slowly. Yaztromo's comment above is right about it. - There was also the report (I do not have an on-line reference ready) about some people at some time using a floating ice sheet (downstream), which is dangerous but my be an option at some time (this is about RPG after all). Did I mention wine barrels (downstream)?
Mar
1
comment Do any resources exist which cover player governance of a population
Care to explain the downvote, please?
Feb
3
comment Can you bring a sword to a gun fight (and win)?
Did you think about dagger, knives etc. and the possibility of throwing them? (And: cutting something's (somebodies?) throat might be advantageous when the sound of a shoot must be avoided.) Thus, a blade might have its advantages. (But I would not do without any fire power in the party!)
Jan
31
comment How can a Sphere of Annihilation be detected, and how can it be “disarmed”?
As you mentioned OotS: There is a OotS pledge drive at kickstarter to get the books back in print.
Jan
31
comment Building a good comedy adventure?
There is a OotS pledge drive at kickstarter to get the books back in print.
Jan
31
comment What powers do deities gain from believers?
Because the question as well as the answer of sebsmith refer to the Order of the Stick, I hope it is OK to point to the current OotS pledge drive at kickstarter to get the books reprinted.
Jan
10
comment What is the purpose of old-school D&D class level limitations?
In our AD&D 2.0 group(s) multi-classing has been allowed for all races.
Jan
9
comment When is a shield wall a viable tactic?
Well, maybe simulated alley-ways?
Jan
8
comment When is a shield wall a viable tactic?
It might work in an alley-way, which can be blocked by two people (or one huge barbarian).
Jan
2
comment Bringing a pre-made character to the table or not; pros and cons?
Every group I've ever been in has NOT pre-generated any of the characters, neither was there some semblance of coordination between the group to make sure the characters could work together. That said, when it takes about 3 minutes to create a character, why should this not be done at the table? The GM will want to supervise the dice rolling anyway. Concludingly, I think this depends on 1. system (minute vs. hours needed for PC generation) and 2. level (0 level means no choices, epic level means a huge number of choices, e.g. regarding skills).
Dec
15
comment How can you find a balance between effective/optimised characters and creative characters?
The other way round for me: I try to play a system appropriate for the someone I'm playing. :-)
Dec
14
comment What is the normal “pace” for a 4E session/campaign?
It took my PC 16 years (sic!) to get to level 10 (AD&D 2). Thus you are advancing incredibly FAST!
Dec
1
comment Overpowered PCs (Gabe's Dilemma)
@Random832: Ok, you are right. It cannot be killed, but "due to incomplete stats".
Nov
30
comment Overpowered PCs (Gabe's Dilemma)
@Random832: Oh, yes it is! a) Over-feeding it (& bursting it). b) Throw more fighting people per minute at it than it can eat. (OK, I'm a little mean here.)