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Sep
24
comment Touch Spells; Cast, move & attack in one round?
What about the 'or any time later' bit? In my next round, I make a touch attack and deliver the spell. What kind of action is that?
Sep
21
comment How has sneaking changed from 3.5 to Pathfinder?
Agreed. I find it strange how the rules often use keywords in a very casual way without making it clear that's what they are or what they refer to. "Not aware of you", on the face of it, sounds pretty powerful: you would think it would prevent them from directing attacks at you, for starters, not to mention any number of other undefined effects. But, by the rules alone, it just means you get a surprise round...
Sep
19
comment How has sneaking changed from 3.5 to Pathfinder?
Ah, found it: Surprise - When a combat starts, if you are not aware of your opponents and they are aware of you, you're surprised. So this has an effect on Sneak Attack in that it is required to gain a surprise round.
Sep
19
comment How has sneaking changed from 3.5 to Pathfinder?
What does the phrase "not aware of you" mean in the rules for stealth?
Jun
4
awarded  Necromancer
May
20
comment What are the best ways to utilize Wisdom and Charisma?
The original system was written in 1989. Sounds to me like they're using the old background but updating to a new system based around D20?
May
20
answered What are the best ways to utilize Wisdom and Charisma?
May
19
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
11
comment How do you administer combat without an Initiative system?
Heh, trying to imagine what a hoard of spiders looks like. Not too far different from a horde, I would imagine, but coming from inside a chest, perhaps?
Mar
27
answered What can I use in place of Fudge Dice?
Feb
27
accepted Would magic 'weapons' make the monk more balanced?
Feb
26
revised Would magic 'weapons' make the monk more balanced?
Update to include comments
Feb
26
asked Would magic 'weapons' make the monk more balanced?
Feb
5
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
22
awarded  Yearling
Nov
8
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
Fair enough, exclude bucklers. Though historically they were favoured by skirmisher types and seem to have been surprisingly effective if used actively to protect from missile fire.
Nov
8
revised Sword-and-board balance in D&D
added 212 characters in body
Nov
8
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
Yes, these are some interesting edge cases. And the ability to add enchants relatively cheaply is a significant bonus.
Oct
13
awarded  Nice Answer