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comment Custom made trap, is it balanced?
More the timed explosion, which (by my reading) was a feature you added to the caltrops only after a player decided to stop interacting with them. But sure, the random poison, too.
20h
comment What is the use of a little bag of sand?
If the purpose of this answer is to point out that it's a great item for improvisation, what does this answer add that is not already in Quentin's answer?
20h
comment Custom made trap, is it balanced?
It sounds like you tend to add arbitrary new features to your traps on-the-fly. This means that your trap effectively has the ability to evolve in any way possible at any time. How can we possibly evaluate the balance of that?
1d
reviewed Leave Open What to do when someone's attacking you, but succeeding the save is worse than failing it?
1d
comment Do you remember what happened during Dominate Person?
No, but you might want to deny having recollection of the more embarrassing orders.
1d
revised An RPG Setting for Low-Powered Space Opera
Corrected minor errors in the dot point on Transhumanism.
Jul
24
reviewed Reopen What is a good combat system I can use for a story-driven PVP game?
Jul
24
comment If my team-mate absorbs a creature we have been fighting, will the rest of the party still gain EXP?
In soviet Russia, gelatinous cube absorbs- Oh, wait. Hmm.
Jul
24
accepted Why should I worry about non-violent humans?
Jul
24
comment Does Polyglot cover Secret Tongues?
@NathanielFord 'RAI' can also mean 'Rules As Intended (by the game designer),' but as it's often hard to read the designer's mind, that meaning doesn't get much productive use.
Jul
24
comment Savage Worlds vs. Traveller for a Science Fiction Campaign
@Miller86 Ah, you want each player to have their own ship? That's important; It might be worth editing that into the question. Traveller ships require a lot of different skills to run, navigate, pilot and maintain; One of the strengths of the system is that there's enough to do during ship-based combat that players are rarely left sitting on the sidelines waiting for the battle to be over. However, this also means that single-pilot ships don't necessarily work quite as well. I guess it depends how they're designed, though... YMMV.
Jul
24
comment How visible/noticeable is psychic damage, and spells which inflict it?
I'm not sure why you made such a big deal about the "specific beats general" line, but this answer is good. +1.
Jul
24
comment An RPG Setting for Low-Powered Space Opera
Isn't there some guideline that says answers to recommendation questions should contain one recommendation each, so that the voting system can sort each recommendation independently?
Jul
23
comment Using more than one spell on a scroll
@Erik It seems that Pathfinder's changed scrolls to be substantially shorter, though.
Jul
23
comment Using more than one spell on a scroll
@Erik I don't have my DMG on me at the moment, but I'm reasonably certain. Bear in mind, scrolls are usually stored rolled up. Also, spells take one spellbook page per level to store; Perhaps the designer assumed spellbook pages were about a foot long?
Jul
23
comment An RPG Setting for Low-Powered Space Opera
@JustinW The nice thing about using the Third Imperium as your setting is that it's been around since the very first edition of Traveller and has been continuously added to for decades, so there's a lot of detailed information available if you want it. Mongoose's Spinward Marches book is particularly great because it collects a huge amount of that material all in one convenient place.
Jul
23
comment Using more than one spell on a scroll
If it helps, I think 3.5rd edition said that a spell requires 1 foot of scroll per spell level, meaning that a six-foot scroll could hold six first-level spells, two third-level spells, one second-level and one fourth-level spell, or any other valid combination that added up to six or less.
Jul
23
revised An RPG Setting for Low-Powered Space Opera
Clarified connection to setting requirements.
Jul
23
answered An RPG Setting for Low-Powered Space Opera
Jul
22
comment What happens if the entity a warlock has a pact with is killed?
As SevenSidedDie says, articles are kind of important in English; a native English speaker, this abuse of the language offends my eyes, and makes the answer less clear. -1.