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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
Jun
10
answered How important is charisma for a 3.X bard?
May
17
accepted Sword-and-board balance in D&D
May
15
awarded  Commentator
May
15
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
That's a nice contrary view, and it does look like you could make something useful out of existing rules. But you are right, I would like them to be more viable in general, and focussing on boosting them against attacks that matter is particularly insightful. And interesting to note that 4e applies the shield bonus to Reflex saves, too.
May
14
awarded  Nice Question
May
14
comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
Ah, shield bonus as DR is nice and clean. Though you would have to define exceptions: does a magical shield's enhancement bonus add DR, too? Does the Shield spell? Any other sources of shield AC?
May
13
asked Sword-and-board balance in D&D
Apr
29
comment Help! My party isn't challenged?
"harvest souls because we are serial killers" – so have to run that as a campaign…
Apr
27
awarded  Excavator
Apr
27
revised What to do in the Shadowfell?
Fixed formatting.
Apr
27
suggested suggested edit on What to do in the Shadowfell?
Apr
4
comment What are ways player characters could awake an ancient evil?
Heh, funny typo: 'horde' should have been 'hoard'. But the way some campaigns play...
Mar
1
answered Making weapon choices that count, and more realistic/interesting weapons
Feb
9
comment How much damage does mind spike do against an AoE type attack?
Can he choose which ally after seeing damage results?
Jan
10
comment Do these stats cover enough of a person's ability?
Brawn instead of Brute, perhaps?