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Feb
13
comment Are there any canon reasons for why evil beings put up with the certainty of damnation?
@DarvaShriver First, you should edit anything that's part of your answer into your answer; Comments aren't permanent. Second, that's not entirely conclusive; Petitioners have no memories of their living lives, and having a desire to become one with their plane of residence doesn't necessarily mean they like it there - When such desires are documented, they often seem to take the form of "unnatural" compulsions. See, for example, the careful bookkeeping of Outlands petitioners balancing their aligned deeds, or the cannibalistic struggles of larvae in the lower planes.
Feb
13
comment Are there any canon reasons for why evil beings put up with the certainty of damnation?
@doppelgreener It has both of those concepts, though you make a fair point that "evil creatures do evil because they're evil and they were born that way and that's that" would only be found in a D&D-specific answer. OK, you've persuaded me that this isn't entirely off-topic.
Feb
13
reviewed Leave Open I want to play Dr. Manhattan. How can I?
Feb
13
reviewed Approve cartoon-action-hour tag wiki excerpt
Feb
13
comment Can you use a power lower than your number of dots?
I could've sworn there was already a question related to this, but I can't seem to find it...
Feb
13
comment Can you use a power lower than your number of dots?
I mean: Sure, the character was created with three dots in the power, but in-world they would have had to train up one dot at a time, right?
Feb
13
comment How to play boring everyday tasks
I don't agree with everything AngryDM says on skills, but on this particular point, I couldn't agree more: Rolling to see how well you did the laundry is pointless unless there's a uniform inspection that could make or break you career.
Feb
13
comment How to play boring everyday tasks
@Zibbobz Traveller has an even simpler rule: For any "routine task" that you have the skill for, you don't even bother to roll.
Feb
13
comment Clone and Cocoon, what happens.?
@ZellFaze I would. Of course, I'd also introduce a mysterious NPC who offers to buy the soulless body "To become home to a poor soul who lost their own..."
Feb
13
comment How can I create a first level teenaged rogue?
@gatherer818 You should have been an Australian! We're allowed to drink and drive at the same time and suddenly I see why having those things become legal at different ages is a good idea.
Feb
13
comment Can anyone else learn Drow Sign Language?
Given that Drow are, physiologically speaking, elves, it'd be weird if elves, at least, couldn't learn it.
Feb
13
comment Are there any canon reasons for why evil beings put up with the certainty of damnation?
Given that, throughout history, countless Christians have been very sure of eternal damnation and gone ahead and been bandits and murderers and whatnot anyway, why do you even need a D&D-specific explanation? Sometimes people do bad things for short-term gain despite knowing full well it'll be bad for them in the long term. Why would D&D characters be any different? As far as I can tell, this question should stay closed, as it concerns psychology rather than anything game-specific.
Feb
12
comment Poor visibility and cliffs
@TraumaAdvocate The DC of a balance check depends on how narrow the available walkable area is and how uneven it is. In the case you've outlined, the DC is likely to be about 10 - which is to say, an automatic success for most characters if taking 10 is a possibility.
Feb
12
comment Can you use a power lower than your number of dots?
I don't have the rules in front of me, but very few newly created characters spring fully-formed out of players' foreheads.
Feb
12
comment How can I design encounters that appeal more to stealth based characters and are fun for me to run?
This isn't enough for a full answer, but I've found a big part of making stealth fun is the tension: Will Ninja Susan make it to the drawbridge lever in time for the rest of the party to cross? And how will she evade the guards who come to investigate?
Feb
12
comment How does Pathfinder handle PCs having pets?
@gatherer818 Since that's the same popular houserule that protects familiars from being obliterated in any encounter that features AoE attacks, most players and GMs consider it a pretty reasonable one.
Feb
12
comment How can I balance loot distribution for my players?
Related question: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/25028/…
Feb
12
comment Can I make unarmed strikes without exceptional ability?
I also suspect that formatting your question in a language other than English is attracting "unclear or not useful" votes, as per meta.stackexchange.com/questions/13676/…
Feb
12
comment Why is there a break in the potion brewing times?
Whoops, missed that.
Feb
12
reviewed Leave Closed How do you determine what good roleplaying is?