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Jul
19
comment Feats that change spell slots into spell points?
@BESW They're not a default-standard part of Pathfinder, either.
Jul
19
comment A simple system which makes players feel awesome and empowered
@Shaamaan Yep, the ghost of a cat. "Ghost" is one of the available archetypes, you see, and the rules are flexible enough to allow a lot of leeway in how you interpret the archetypes. Incidentally, it's easy enough to ignore the setting and run any action movie ever: In the last campaign I played, the GM based the whole thing on the plots of the first four Diehard movies.
Jul
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
18
answered A simple system which makes players feel awesome and empowered
Jul
18
awarded  Custodian
Jul
18
reviewed Leave Open Are there any game systems whose shtick is that the PCs have dragon companions?
Jul
17
awarded  Custodian
Jul
17
reviewed Reopen Managing plots with multiple simultaneous GMs
Jul
17
comment Managing plots with multiple simultaneous GMs
The most common method I've seen is to give each GM a distinct and non-overlapping field in which to run adventures. These need not be physical spaces; In one campaign, one of the GMs was running a plot in which a cabal of necromancers was trying to seize control of the kingdom through magical threats and political manouvreing; At the same time, the other GM was running an orcish invasion. They both destroyed cities and such; The other could always adapt by having important NPCs and McGuffins flee to other places "just in time."
Jul
17
comment Baleful polymorph on a dragon and spells with a somatic component
@starwed Oddly enough, in second edition AD&D, dragons explicitly did cast spells without somatic components, but that bit of info didn't get carried into Third and later editions, so GMs were forced to invent their own explanations.
Jul
17
comment How do I create a treasure map for a pirate campaign?
Paths between encounters, puzzles and riddles, traps, monsters and curses... In a sense, designing the treasure map is designing the adventure.
Jul
14
answered Criminal Background in Shadowrun
Jul
12
awarded  Pundit
Jul
12
comment How can established settings contact each other, and are there rules about it?
Ah, 4th edition? Then Spelljammer and Planescape aren't really applicable - they're second edition, you see. Hopefully someone else can provide an answer, then.
Jul
12
comment How can established settings contact each other, and are there rules about it?
According to Spelljammer and Planescape, most published campaign settings (Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Greyhawk) are usually different planets in the same universe; A few (such as Ravenloft) are separate planes and demiplanes, and others (such as Al Quadim) are specific regions of other settings. However, 4th edition played havoc with D&D cosmology and cannon, and the rules for travelling between settings vary from one edition to the next in any case, so I'll hold off on posting an answer until the question's tags are clarified.
Jul
12
comment What works on a creature targeted by an antimagic ray?
I think this spell was clarified in the Spell Compendium. I don't have it handy to check, but it might be worth looking there for your answer.
Jul
12
comment What is a good way to get regular people interested in D&D?
+1 for matching games to players instead of automatically starting with D&D. D&D is good, but everyone has different tastes, and if a new player's first experience falls flat, they might be reluctant to try games that they might enjoy much more.
Jul
11
comment How can I balance magic in a setting that imposes penalties on its use?
One addendum to this answer: Give them a way to avoid or deal with the trouble that using magic brings. This might be as simple as a magic item (such as a magic carpet) that allows them to easily escape pursuit, or it may be as ethically interesting and paranoia-inducing as a spell that wipes the short-term memories of observers but leaves them aware that there's a gap in their recollections, making them worried and fearful about what might have happened in the interim, and terrified that there might be a sinister purpose behind the recent incidences of mass amnesia.
Jul
10
comment At-will Spellcasting in 3.5
Was it Complete Mage that had the feats that allowed spellcasters to perform certain spell-like abilities at-will so long as they had a particular (more powerful) spell prepared?
Jul
9
comment At-will Spellcasting in 3.5
You might want to look at Pathfinder, which is similar to 3.5. In that game, all classes with access to 0-level spells can cast them at will, though preparation-based spellcasters still have to choose which 0-level spells they have available on any given day. It was also a popular houserule for 3.5 among certain groups I played with before Pathfinder was developed.