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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
Heh, yeah, lots of fun. Must say I've never seriously considered a tower shield. And, actually, as a quick house rule for de-nerfing (what's the right term for that?) shields, allowing all types to provide total cover would give a lot more of the protection vs missiles, in particular, that the rules currently lack.
Nov
8
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
So what AC would you say these armours are? (Or should be?) My point is that the shield AC should match the AC of the armour you'd be prepared to substitute for it.
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
Aug
31
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
Yes, two-handed weapons came into their own once heavy armour became dominant; they were needed to break through that defense. But prior to that they weren't that common, so I'd like to see them pretty well balanced against sword and board, generally.
Jul
17
comment What is the purpose of Finesse Rogue when core rules state a rogue can take any feat naturally?
Yes, note there are a few exceptions. Oddest to me is the Ninja Trick, especially as there is a corresponding Rogue Talent in the Ninja trick list; why don't they just share one list? If they could cross-select only once it would make sense, but they explicitly state they can be selected more than once.
Jul
16
revised What is the purpose of Finesse Rogue when core rules state a rogue can take any feat naturally?
Added 'Combat Trick'
Jul
16
answered What is the purpose of Finesse Rogue when core rules state a rogue can take any feat naturally?
Jun
22
answered Magical Effects of Herbs