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Jan
6
comment Continuous acrobatics in Pathfinder?
Because you'd look silly cart-wheeling everywhere you go?
Jan
6
accepted Athas: A terrifying vision of the future?
Dec
23
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
23
asked Athas: A terrifying vision of the future?
Dec
20
comment Deck of Many Things vs. Forced Dream
@SevenSidedDie I suspect it's poorly written because the intent is for the power user to be able to do the round over again without extending the ability to "do-over" the turn to other characters nearby, in which case this is actually an interesting take on the idea of going back in time to make a small change - but that's just my guesswork.
Dec
19
comment Party Size and Roles for Rogue Trader
Keep in mind, the "friendly NPCs" you create don't necessarily have to be present and acting all the time like player characters do. When not traversing the immaterium, the Navigator can stay ensconsed in his tower; the Senchnal can just hand reports to the Lord-Captain's valet; the arch-millitant can be busy training up the new recruits most of the time; The tech-priest may never leave the engine room. Remember that filling a role in the crew does not necessarily mean adding a member to the rogue trader's personal companions.
Dec
17
reviewed Approve When should I fudge dice rolls?
Dec
17
reviewed Close How to optimize a Gishy [Fighter/Mage] Character?
Dec
16
answered Why aren't magocracies and theocracies dominant in D&D settings?
Dec
16
comment Why aren't magocracies and theocracies dominant in D&D settings?
+1 for pointing out that personal power is not necessarily translatable to political power.
Dec
16
comment As a Neutral-Good character, how greedy can I be?
...And your GM.
Dec
13
comment How Does Inappropriately Sized Spiked Armor Work?
That assumes that the only individuals who could 'spread the word' are the warden archons, themselves - and, given that they're local rulers, there's a very high chance they'll be near to, or in frequent and regular communication with, their vassals and underlings. Sure, the PCs might be able to take out a Warden Archon, but there only has to be one lantern archon or deva passing by to see them fall and spread the word. That said, it's your campaign, so YMMV.
Dec
12
reviewed Leave Closed Ideas on a PvP campaign
Dec
12
reviewed Close Capping hit points in D&D possible without seriously breaking the game?
Dec
12
comment How Does Inappropriately Sized Spiked Armor Work?
Wouldn't your PCs hesitate to attack the NPC because it's a provincial ruler on the Plane that embodies Lawful Good? Provincial rulers on almost any plane have armed vassals and rulers sworn to protect their lands should they need aid; That the plane embodies lawful goodness pretty much guarantees that justice will fall swiftly and without mercy on anyone who's stupid enough to pick a fight with a bear. Celestia isn't called "the plane of righteous wrath" for nothing.
Dec
11
comment Is there a Potion of Magic Circle against Evil?
A note for those unfamiliar with the "exteriors" term: In certain translations of D&D, "exteriors" was the word for the "outsider" creature type. Fractal is not describing a spell that protects against lead paint and shoddy weatherboarding.
Dec
11
accepted How can I find old Dungeon and Dragon magazine articles without a subscription?
Dec
11
comment How can I find old Dungeon and Dragon magazine articles without a subscription?
If it's the only legal source, it's the only source I'm willing to use. I guess that makes this my answer!
Dec
10
comment Looking for a high-action, non-dark setting
I'd post Planescape as an answer, but as it's already in the question, it would be redundant. Instead, I recommend re-examining it; It hits all of your points bar that one you mentioned, and that one's easily fixed: You can easily ignore, avoid and defuse the various dark bits. Built-in to Planescape is the idea that reality is largely a matter of belief, so it's easy to present everything from a not-particularly dark perspective by, e.g.: Allowing the forces of good to triumph over whatever darkness you find grimmest because that's a belief shared by bashers all across the planes.
Dec
9
asked How can I find old Dungeon and Dragon magazine articles without a subscription?