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Jul
31
reviewed Close How does surprise work in D&D 5e?
Jul
31
comment Can I make ability checks when my ability score is lower than the DC?
@HeyICanChan Ah, thanks for the correction. I'd edit my comment if I could.
Jul
31
comment Running a D&D game in the afterlife
@Tanthos I'm not familiar enough with the Forgotten Realms setting to know what Lathlander stands for - but in any case, if you have a follow-up question, you should post it as a new question instead of asking in a comment.
Jul
30
reviewed Leave Closed How do I calculate APL and CR for mythic PCs and enemies?
Jul
30
comment Running a D&D game in the afterlife
@JimB Indeed; That's why I didn't call them out here. The Planescape setting even explicitly state that Petitioners tend to fill the role of NPC commoners in most campaigns: The commoners of most powers are so bent on their spiritual development that they have no interest in adventuring.
Jul
29
comment Can the wizard in our group prepare a spell from the spellbook of an NPC wizard?
What does this add that wasn't already in the other answers? It seems redundant.
Jul
29
comment How do I balance artifacts of my own invention?
This doesn't really work for non-intelligent artefacts.
Jul
29
answered Running a D&D game in the afterlife
Jul
29
comment How do I determine this monster's HP if I'm only given its HD?
@doppelgreener I've got a strange feeling that AD&D had the convention that if the HD size of a monster wasn't specified in its description, then it defaulted to being a d6 or d8... but I can't remember which, and don't have my books on hand to check.
Jul
28
comment What is the use of a little bag of sand?
If the purpose of this answer is to point out that it's a great item for improvisation, what does this answer add that is not already in Quentin's answer?
Jul
27
reviewed Leave Open What to do when someone's attacking you, but succeeding the save is worse than failing it?
Jul
27
comment Do you remember what happened during Dominate Person?
No, but you might want to deny having recollection of the more embarrassing orders.
Jul
27
revised An RPG Setting for Low-Powered Space Opera
Corrected minor errors in the dot point on Transhumanism.
Jul
24
reviewed Reopen What is a good combat system I can use for a story-driven PVP game?
Jul
24
comment If my team-mate absorbs a creature we have been fighting, will the rest of the party still gain EXP?
In soviet Russia, gelatinous cube absorbs- Oh, wait. Hmm.
Jul
24
accepted Why should I worry about non-violent humans?
Jul
24
comment Does Polyglot cover Secret Tongues?
@NathanielFord 'RAI' can also mean 'Rules As Intended (by the game designer),' but as it's often hard to read the designer's mind, that meaning doesn't get much productive use.
Jul
24
comment Savage Worlds vs. Traveller for a Science Fiction Campaign
@Miller86 Ah, you want each player to have their own ship? That's important; It might be worth editing that into the question. Traveller ships require a lot of different skills to run, navigate, pilot and maintain; One of the strengths of the system is that there's enough to do during ship-based combat that players are rarely left sitting on the sidelines waiting for the battle to be over. However, this also means that single-pilot ships don't necessarily work quite as well. I guess it depends how they're designed, though... YMMV.
Jul
24
comment How visible/noticeable is psychic damage, and spells which inflict it?
I'm not sure why you made such a big deal about the "specific beats general" line, but this answer is good. +1.
Jul
24
comment An RPG Setting for Low-Powered Space Opera
Isn't there some guideline that says answers to recommendation questions should contain one recommendation each, so that the voting system can sort each recommendation independently?