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Nov
19
comment Why are Dragons “Always X” alignment?
It might be worth mentioning that some early depictions of Gold Dragons made them out to be Asiatic ones - the kind portrayed by a dragon dance.
Nov
13
comment Prices/rules for intentionally buying cursed items
Be careful with cursed items. It's easily possible to create a character who specialises in making them by giving them no more than 1 rank in spellcraft.
Nov
12
comment How do I determine my Spell Save and Spells Per Day?
@JonathanHobbs Ah, we're not closing these as general reference, any more? I guess I should pay more attention to the Meta.
Nov
11
comment How do I determine my Spell Save and Spells Per Day?
I don't doubt that. This isn't a bad question; It's just a rather basic one. This site is supposedly for expert questions and expert answers, so any question that could be answered by referencing only a single line of the core rules tends to be considered "General Reference" by default. I recommend you carefully re-read the chapter on Combat; From memory, it should contain both the formulae you seek.
Nov
11
comment How do I determine my Spell Save and Spells Per Day?
As a general rule, we try and avoid questions that could be trivially answered by checking the rulebooks; This question is therefore likely to be closed. For reference, though: Spell save DC is equal to 10 plus spell level plus the modifier for the ability score associated with spellcasting in the class that grants you spells, and the +3 is 1.5 times the character's strength modifier rounded down to the nearest whole number.
Nov
1
comment Can a D&D Necromancer be of a good alignment?
Oh, and I should probably mention that there is a spell that can create life, if only temporarily: Polymorph Any Object.
Oct
31
reviewed Leave Closed How do you get a DM to stop targeting you?
Oct
31
reviewed Leave Open How can I strategise IC with the other players when my PC is stupid?
Oct
28
reviewed Leave Closed First time ever playing soon, advice?
Oct
28
reviewed Leave Open What are some suggestions for a brawler-type unarmed character in Pathfinder?
Oct
28
comment What are some suggestions for a brawler-type unarmed character in Pathfinder?
Mm, brawling isn't grappling. Voting to leave open.
Oct
24
comment If one uses Shadow Evocation on a willing ally can they choose not to disbelieve?
I recommend clarifying that in your answer, then, since the "banning" term isn't universally recognized.
Oct
24
revised What is/are the basic mathematical models for skill-check based systems?
Added examples for nWoD, Savage Worlds, and Burning Wheel; tweaked two numbers for d20 that looked low by 5%, my apologies if my math is wrong (It was wrong; I fixed it.)
Oct
24
reviewed Leave Closed Are item creation feats worth it for a magus?
Oct
24
comment If one uses Shadow Evocation on a willing ally can they choose not to disbelieve?
I always found 3.5's explanation of disbelieving illusions curiously lacking... In 2e, it was clear that disbelieving meant perceiving some flaw or inconsistency in the illusion that suggested it was not part of reality, but in 3.5 the definition is a bit less clear-cut, which makes adjudicating this kind of situation trickier.
Oct
24
comment If one uses Shadow Evocation on a willing ally can they choose not to disbelieve?
Just to clarify, when you say "banning" you're referring to the "forbidden schools" of a wizard, and not to the GM practice of barring players from using certain abilities, items and rules for various reasons, right?
Oct
24
comment Are creatures automatically immune to their own abilities?
You seem to be referencing a lot of house rules in this answer. That's not a problem in itself, but this particular question is about the official rules of the game and your answer isn't, so you might attract a few downvotes because of that. I suggest editing it so as to remove the house rules, and maybe adding an explanation as to why you arrived at this answer so that future readers can understand where you were coming from.
Oct
24
comment What are the most important differences for a 1st Edition AD&D Dungeon Master learning to run D&D 4E?
I'm not sure this answers the question... Could you possibly expand on the difference you have observed and explain what practical advice based on this difference would be useful to an AD&D DM adapting to fourth edition?
Oct
22
comment How can I dismount a rider?
@KRyan Agreed, I really should flesh it out with details of the more common special cases, considerations and examples; I'll try and do that once I have access to my books.
Oct
21
comment Counter-Attack Houserule
One important consideration is that characters who are good at melee would provoke more counterattacks than characters who aren't - which is to say, if a twentieth-level fighter was having a punch-up with a first-level commoner, the fighter would provoke twice as many counterattacks as the less-skilled combatant. In other words, being better at combat makes you more likely to leave exploitable openings in your defenses; This may be seen as a bit weird.