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Aug
6
comment Is there a Physical Appearance system for Pathfinder that doesn't add a 7th ability score?
@GoBLiN Interesting... In effect, you're limiting the ability to "turn on the charm" by limiting the player's ability to recharge the ability, and by having certain events drain charges, so to speak. I'll have to think bout the implications of this, as I imagine you'd need some way of deciding what is and isn't possible in downtime and "off-camera time," whether events that "restore" appearance but depend on social context work when the social context of a character changes between scenes, and how different types of appearance should be affected differently without it getting too complicated.
Aug
6
comment Which rolls does the GM make in secret for the party?
There is and can be no list of every possible roll a GM might want to keep secret. I guess it might be possible to codify a list of criteria that some GMs use to determine which rolls should be kept secret, but to a great extent which rolls should and shouldn't be public depends on the playstyle and desires of the GM and table.
Aug
6
reviewed Leave Closed Which rolls does the GM make in secret for the party?
Aug
6
comment Does energy damage (particularly acid damage) bypass object hardness in Pathfinder?
I'm surprised there's no quotes from the section that describes Hardness in here.
Aug
6
comment Is there a Physical Appearance system for Pathfinder that doesn't add a 7th ability score?
The concept of "spending" appearance is interesting; By limiting the frequency with which a character can use their looks in a sort of times-per-day way, it models how appearance doesn't necessarily factor meaningfully into every interaction, while allowing players to freely interpret how and when their appearance affects their interactions, which is nice flexibility - but it'd be hard to justify why someone could "run out" of good looks and charm. Hmm. Maybe combining it with the "appearance type" descriptor idea that KRyan suggested would be good?
Aug
5
reviewed Leave Open Explaining the lack of situational modifiers in Dungeon World
Aug
5
reviewed Leave Open How do you determine what good roleplaying is?
Aug
4
comment Can Minor Illusion wake a sleeping party member with its sound?
@Dyndrilliac I'd still give them The Look, but for a shorter period of time.
Aug
4
comment How to manage creative use of Spell Components?
Tracking the components doesn't even have to be as stringent as that, as long as using them for things other than spells actually runs the risk of running out. +1.
Aug
4
comment How can keepers be optimized?
@HeyICanChan The spell Benign Transposition might help with that?
Aug
4
comment Can Minor Illusion wake a sleeping party member with its sound?
@Dyndrilliac Also, I'd give The Look to any player of mine who tried to claim their character was as good at perceiving their surroundings asleep as awake.
Aug
4
comment Why all the dice?
@DaveMG The issue that then comes up is matching the scale of other numbers that add to or otherwise interact with the roll. A +1 modifier means a different amount of change to a roll of 1d4 than it does to a 1d20; Sure, you could convert them to percentages, but adding 25 or 5 to a roll is (very slightly) less convenient than adding 1.
Jul
31
reviewed Leave Open Do basic techniques and special powers count towards a discipline mastery?
Jul
30
revised Why take Linguistics if you can cast Comprehend Languages?
Added missing details about about touching speeches.
Jul
30
reviewed Approve gm-less tag wiki excerpt
Jul
29
reviewed Reopen Who popularised the abbreviation of XP for experience points? Was it Basic D&D?
Jul
25
reviewed Leave Closed Is it worth teaching ourselves D&D with the Starter Set, or better to join an existing group?
Jul
24
comment How can I play monsters and NPCs up to their potential?
Very minor nitpick: Kobolds are as smart as humans in 3.5e; Their racial intelligence modifier is 0. I'm pretty sure their Wisdom and Charisma modifiers are 0 or better, too, though I don't have my Monster Manual at hand to confirm it.
Jul
24
reviewed Close How can I design encounters that appeal more to stealth based characters and are fun for me to run?
Jul
24
answered How does Planescape need to be adjusted to work with 3.5e rules?