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Jul
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
21
revised Why should I worry about non-violent humans?
Removed distracting and confusing example.
Jul
21
comment Why should I worry about non-violent humans?
@WesleyObenshain That section was just supposed to be an example, but now that you've brought it up I can see that it does more to confuse than to clarify. I'll edit it out. Thanks!
Jul
21
comment An old school experienced DM insists Magic Missile always goes first. Does it or not, and why?
The question is about 2e.
Jul
20
comment Why should I worry about non-violent humans?
@Laika Do you have a link to that?
Jul
20
comment What edition of D&D for complete newbs?
-1. 5e's a good edition, but unless you've actually compared it to more of the other editions you can't honestly claim to know it's the best for new players.
Jul
19
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
19
comment Why should I worry about non-violent humans?
I know the rules say I should be able to do this, but "intent and outcome are rarely coincident" - Is there anything about this kind of campaign the game's developers haven't accounted for?
Jul
16
comment First RPG to use randomness during character creation
Is there any link to this surviving character sheet? I'm interested in seeing it.
Jul
16
comment Player has little faith in DM, unhappy with in-game events, acts stubborn, obstructing game play
Yes! There's clearly a difference in expectations, so try and work out what that difference is and why.
Jul
15
comment Point Buy system in Maid RPG?
I'm assuming your group finds the standard rule that characters with good stats get fewer maid powers is insufficient for their needs?
Jul
15
asked Why should I worry about non-violent humans?
Jul
15
comment How exactly are SINs checked?
Note that the SIN - as in, the actual number associated with the person - doesn't have to have the person's DNA and other details encoded in it; It just has to be associated with that person's DNA and other details in some kind of database that the authority figure making checks has access to. It can be long, but doesn't need to be hundreds of digits.
Jul
14
reviewed Approve Pact of the Blade - Restructuring Magical Weapons?
Jul
14
comment How much control does Polymorph/True Polymorph allow over aesthetics?
This answer claims that the level of control is limited to picking species only - but it doesn't currently seem to provide any supporting evidence beyond the claim that allowing this spell to duplicate the effects of lower-level spells would make it more powerful than those spells.
Jul
14
comment How much control does Polymorph/True Polymorph allow over aesthetics?
It's true that the spells don't specify that they allow the caster to change their appearance. They do, however, allow the caster to change their shape, and gives them control over what shape they transform into. Since assuming a new shape usually includes assuming the appearance associated with that shape, it's safe to assume that this spell gives the caster a similar degree of control over both appearance and shape. The question is therefore: How much control is that, exactly?
Jul
13
comment How much control does Polymorph/True Polymorph allow over aesthetics?
I don't see how that quote disallows turning into something sentient?
Jul
13
comment How do you plan a character's actions when the player is absent?
Doesn't this depend on the campaign, the game being played, and the preferences of the table? What would a "best answer" look like?
Jul
10
comment How do you plan a character's actions when the player is absent?
What problem is this trying to solve? I can't see this ending up as more than a poll, as written.
Jul
10
comment How do you resolve conflict when an absent player's character is played “differently” by another player?
+1 for "Have the missing player write down general guidelines for how their character acts." It won't get the edge cases, but it'll solve the more common situations without a fuss.