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Jun
23
reviewed Reject How can I attain eternal youth through alchemy?
Jun
23
comment How can I attain eternal youth through alchemy?
@WesleyObenshain Those questions you just asked; Questions like those are exactly what I'm trying to get an answer for: Given that I want to introduce the flavour of anagathic potions into a game that wasn't built around age management, how do I do it without it seeming like either a tax or an irrelevancy? Or more broadly, how do I make anagathic elixirs fun for players without compromising the flavour they had in earlier editions or the rules assumptions of Pathfinder?
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
20
revised How do I avoid railroading in dungeons?
Made expression more consistent.
Jun
20
answered How do I avoid railroading in dungeons?
Jun
20
comment How do I let characters share knowledge only they know?
@GunarBastos The OP's question (the one in the body of the question, rather than the title) was "How do I let my characters announce what they know in a way that enhances the game?" This answer reads as "You enhance the game most by doing this only in rare circumstances." It seems a valid answer to me.
Jun
20
comment What Are Freedom of Movement's Limits?
@Scott Do you thin you could nail down what it is that determines the line between effects that the spell allows you to ignore and effects that it does not? It seems the spell protects you from being grappled, but not struck; From being chained, but not imprisoned.
Jun
20
comment Are there no planar dragons in the Peaceable Kingdoms of Arcadia?
Very. In fourth edition, Arcadia doesn't exist as its own plane, and many, many monsters are different. In second edition, planar dragons were generally only mentioned rarely and in supplements or adventures that were campaign setting-specific, and the Planescape setting specifically stated that dragons were rare outside the Prime at one point. I take it from your context that you're using the Greyhawk campaign setting's version of the Great Wheel cosmology?
Jun
19
comment Are there “Good” goblins?
+1, especially for the last paragraph; Explaining why things are the way they are provides a very valuable tool to those planning to change them.
Jun
19
comment Are there no planar dragons in the Peaceable Kingdoms of Arcadia?
Which edition and campaign setting are you asking about? The planes can vary a fair bit.
Jun
19
comment How can I optimize playing a sentient wolf?
Note that monk damage replaces unarmed strike damage; It doesn't add to natural weapon damage. For some reason I've met a lot of people who don't realise this, so I feel compelled to mention it here.
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
16
reviewed Approve A system that allows for a gritty, fast, simple post-apocalyptic setting?
Jun
16
comment How to raise the largest possible zombie (undead) army
@G0BLiN And that in itself is grounds for adventure! "The Grim Lord's slavers have been capturing peasants and freemen for years - only now have we learned of the soul pits into which they are cast, there to be slain and bound to his unholy will..."
Jun
15
reviewed Close How can I plan a TPK finale that doesn't look planned?
Jun
13
comment Dealing with players of vastly different skill levels?
While a policy of keeping characters alive no matter how reasonably their actions would result in their deaths does fit with some styles of play, not every campaign and group uses that playstyle. Would you be able to edit your answer to address the effects of your proposed solution in the various other kinds of playstyle that exist?
Jun
13
reviewed No Action Needed Gold from monsters with “NPC gear” in Pathfinder?
Jun
13
comment How do I build interesting dungeons?
A lot of inexperienced dungeon designers assume that adding size automatically increases how interesting a dungeon is, without realising that that empty space has to contain interesting content in order for that to be true. +1 for pointing out the importance of interactive content.
Jun
11
comment What's a good mechanic for rewarding players for keeping their characters happy?
Oh hey, a downvote. Downvoter, I'd like to improve this answer; In what way is it currently not useful?
Jun
11
reviewed Leave Open Can magic items be combined, and how many at once?