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Oct
9
comment How to train a commoner to a level 1 character
@ObliviousSage Several earlier editions didn't have much power scaling either, but like I said, that players would use followers to solve adventuring problems was a baked-in assumption of those editions. Of course, it was also an assumption in those editions that certain adventuring problems could kill you without a saving throw. Much has changed in the editions since then.
Oct
9
comment How to keep roleplay interest within the party?
@Flamma Truth be told, I think most dictionaries' definitions of "roleplaying" are based on non-RPG contexts, and so don't account for all the connotations and extra meaning the word has in this specific space. It's a little hard to verify that, though.
Oct
9
comment Does a black dragon's Corrupt Water (Su) affect Alchemists' extracts?
I must remember, if I ever play an alchemist, to specify ahead of time that all of my extracts use a pure alcohol base. And also to play a dwarf.
Oct
9
comment Does all adamantine gear deteriorate in sunlight?
@Shalvenay Random832 is pretty close to the cannon explanation. In older editions' versions of the Forgotten Realms setting, almost all Drow-made magic was dependant on a kind of magical ambient radiation common in the underdark but not found on the surface, and which was gradually degraded by direct exposure to sunlight.
Oct
8
comment How to train a commoner to a level 1 character
"NPC followers have been traditionally abused in previous editions." This is technically true, but the nature of the abuse varied. Prior to 2e, followers were assumed to be a significant resource of most high-level groups; They were "absued" only in the sense that applies to all poorly-treated employees. Editions after 3e assumed that PCs do everything themselves. In 2e the assumptions varied from adventure to adventure and campaign setting to campaign setting, but 3e was the real turning point: It had rules for NPC followers, but never assumed that PCs would take them on adventures.
Oct
8
comment How to keep roleplay interest within the party?
@Flamma "Acting" isn't limited only to theatre-style performance; It also means taking actions, and that's a big part of the kind of roleplaying described in this answer.
Oct
8
reviewed Close Is my DM being too severe?
Oct
8
comment Do unconscious characters get will saves?
@Escoce Pure RAW can be silly, yes, but it's what was asked for, and is a playstyle that some groups embrace. If you wish to challenge the frame of the question by suggesting an answer rooted in a different playstyle, site policy is to include the frame challenge as an addendum to an answer that addresses the question directly. If you don't want to answer the question as asked, I recommend posting your frame challenge as a comment.
Oct
7
revised Does Zone of Truth bind people to promises?
added 27 characters in body
Oct
7
reviewed Close When I choose a scale colour, am I a more “pure” breed of Dragonborn?
Oct
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reviewed Leave Open Does Zone of Truth bind people to promises?
Oct
7
comment Does Zone of Truth bind people to promises?
@thedarkwanderer So, in other words... "Some creatures take the oaths they swear under coercion seriously, while others don't. In my campaigns I rule this to be a function of alignment. In either case, though, they will only be able to swear it if they mean it at the time." That seems like a reasonable answer, but I think the part about how you rule alignment in your own campaign is a bit of a tangent.
Oct
7
comment Does Zone of Truth bind people to promises?
@DuckTapeAl Isn't that what this answer says?
Oct
7
comment Does an ongoing Witch bolt ignore a Sanctuary cast afterwards?
Your answer says that witch bolt targets the victim once and afflicts them with an ongoing effect that requires no further targeting, while the other answer says that witch bolt targets the victim on an ongoing basis as long as the effect lasts. At present, both interpretations seem equally valid; You're right that witch bolt can't select new targets, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's not targeting the same target over and over. Is there any other evidence that suggests the bolt, once cast, is no longer under the caster's deliberate control?
Oct
6
comment Does an ongoing Witch bolt ignore a Sanctuary cast afterwards?
@SevenSidedDie The other answer also appears to be a straightforward reading of the two spells, and comes to the opposite conclusion; I figure that if you were to more clearly explain how your reading is derived from the source material then your answer would be strengthened. Or I guess you could just rebut the specific argument made by the other answer.
Oct
6
comment How to keep roleplay interest within the party?
@Flamma Perhaps post another answer explaining your position?
Oct
6
comment Does an ongoing Witch bolt ignore a Sanctuary cast afterwards?
At present, this answer just reads like it's an opinion. Could you perhaps provide a quote or reference backing this up?
Oct
6
comment Do unconscious characters get will saves?
@Escoce RAW questions aren't concerned with credibility or plausibility; They're concerned with the RAW.
Oct
6
comment Do unconscious characters get will saves?
@Escoce I'm curious. How does being unconscious prevent someone from having a will save? Shouldn't not-having-a-functioning-mind make one less vulnerable to mind-affecting effects?
Oct
6
comment How do I retrain myself to see characters as people and not systems?
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