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Apr
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Apr
15
comment How could I phys-rep a swarm of flying creatures?
+1, I think this is the best suggestion so far. Also, there are plenty of balloon shops that can do custom colors and printing, so you could totally get some yellow-and-black striped balloons to rep your bees. (I'd recommend getting yellow print on black, rather than the other way around; you'll probably get better contrast that way, since especially black print will tend to fade a bit when the balloon is inflated. Plus, black balloons are just generally awesome.)
Apr
15
comment How could I phys-rep a swarm of flying creatures?
You may not have to buy the tank itself; from what I remember, some (most?) helium suppliers will lend you their own tank (and nozzle), which you have to return within some period of time (two weeks for the company I used, IIRC). Alternatively, there are stores that will sell you "balloon kits" with a bunch of balloons and just enough helium in a cheap non-refillable tank to fill them, but I suspect a pro shop with rental tanks may be cheaper if you need more than a few balloons.
Mar
30
comment Random selection from a set of arbitrary size?
Or get a dice roller app for your phone and use that.
Mar
23
comment How Many Sorcery Points Should This Homebrew Metamagic Cost?
You could probably replace the wonky conversion table with just Nd6 -> Nd10. Sure, you'll be off by 1d10 for some of the higher levels, but I don't think the difference will be game-breaking. Of if you want to be conservative, tell the player to reduce N by one if it's greater than 3. (You can still have a table, too, it'll just look less random than the one you currently have.)
Mar
12
answered How can I get the highest or lowest values of an irregular dice pool in AnyDice?
Mar
12
comment How can I get the highest or lowest values of an irregular dice pool in AnyDice?
Tip: you can replace [lowest of [lowest of A and B] and C] with just 3 @ [sort {A, B, C}]. And, in fact, the whole expression A+B+C - [lowest of [lowest of A and B] and C] can be simplified down to just {1,2} @ [sort {A, B, C}].
Mar
6
comment How to properly render “The Estate” when playing in German?
@Oxinabox: I don't know what happened to the links in your comment above, but you might want to repost it with fixed syntax.
Mar
3
comment What is wrong with the Truenamer?
Is this based on personal experience playing the class (or having another player in your group play it)? If so, you might want to give a bit more details about how you found the class to work in practice.
Mar
3
comment What is wrong with the Truenamer?
@Pro756: You might want to turn your comments here into a proper answer. (Yes, it's perfectly fine to answer your own question.) Answers based on actual gameplay experience are (nearly) always a good thing.
Feb
18
comment How powerful is a gnat?
@ObliviousSage: ...although the books do give at least one potential backstory for a "good" character with hemalurgic augmentation. (Trying not to spoil too much, here.)
Feb
16
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Feb
16
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Feb
15
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Feb
15
revised Can Raise Dead revive a character with zero maximum Hit Points?
copyedit, add some extra details and rebuttals
Feb
15
answered Can Raise Dead revive a character with zero maximum Hit Points?
Jan
21
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
5
revised Can I run AD&D's Tomb of Horrors in D&D 5E?
replace broken (and presumably unauthorized) PDF link with a link to RPGGeek
Jan
4
revised Modelling an opposed dice pool mechanic in AnyDice
move extra info from comments to answer
Jan
4
comment As a GM, how to react to players challenging contradictions in your narration?
... For example, do you really think you could come up with an explanation for why these 15th century characters are wielding knives that haven't been invented yet that a) is likely to actually satisfy the player's concerns about historical accuracy, b) isn't totally lame and cheesy or a complete anticlimax, and c) doesn't completely derail the plot and the setting by introducing time-traveling space aliens?