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Jan
25
answered Is Polymorphing Water into Rock Permanent?
Jan
24
comment Can ghost sound be used to bypass arcane spell failure for verbal components?
I vaguely remember there being a clause in ghost sound that specified it couldn't produce intelligible speech. I'm surprised you didn't quote that here... Or was that only in 3.5rd edition?
Jan
22
comment What items do players start with?
They should generally start with clothes, at least. Fallout 2 even made a big deal about it.
Jan
22
reviewed Leave Open DnD 3.5 Pacts with Demons question
Jan
22
answered DnD 3.5 Pacts with Demons question
Jan
22
comment How does this mob grapple?
How many dretches are in the mob?
Jan
22
comment What happens when player characters die?
Is this supposed to be scoped to AFMBE only, or to all games? The tags and body text seem to be in conflict.
Jan
22
comment Why do (almost all) NPCs all have average HP?
+1 For actually doing the research.
Jan
22
comment How do I make engaging Man vs Wild encounters that aren't excercises in rolling dice?
Your definition of agency reminds me very much of Sid Meier's definition of a game. In any case, you've illustrated out a common pitfall (hah!) that can happen with wilderness obstacle encounters and described how to overcome it, so +1.
Jan
22
comment Can the Pathfinder Magus add the Flaming/Frost/Shock enchantments pre-activated?
@Wayne The descriptions of the flaming, frost and shock enchantments are all worded as "upon command, a ____ weapon is sheathed in _____" so you can interpret that as saying their base state is not being sheathed in energy. Otherwise, the descriptions would say "A _____ weapon is sheathed in _____ that goes away upon command" or suchlike.
Jan
21
comment How would a Flesh to Stone'd Hydra with Shape Stone cast on it regrow limbs once Stone to Flesh is cast on it?
Maybe it's just me, but it seems odd that you'd assume someone's going to use a particular eighth-level spell to shape stone when A) we don't know they're capable of casting spells above the 6th level, B) there are multiple lower-level spells for doing the same thing, and C) there are mundane ways of doing the same thing.
Jan
21
comment What's the difference in lore content between the editions' Monster Manuals?
@Thunderforge At least one other edition varied how much lore it provided about monsters over the course of its lifetime. The early 3.5e monster manuals were more rooted in Gygaxian naturalism than the later ones, which tended to focus more on the details that would be interesting during a combat encounter and less on background and context.
Jan
21
reviewed Reviewed In AD&D 2e, is there a system that roughly equates to spot checks in 3.x?
Jan
21
comment In AD&D 2e, is there a system that roughly equates to spot checks in 3.x?
I'm guessing this is a house rule - Could you describe how well it's worked in practice? Are there any pitfalls to look out for when using it? And what are the advantages of using this method?
Jan
20
comment What's the difference in lore content between the editions' Monster Manuals?
2e's monster lore was first class - Having an idea how a monster fits into the world makes them way more believable, and having access to that information makes it much easier for a party to come up with creative ways of dealing with them. +1.
Jan
20
comment What determines what kind of wood is produced by transmutation?
Ah, the ol' forgery-through-magic question. I really liked the way Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition approached it: There was a second-level wizard spell that disguised copper coins as gold - but there was a relatively mundane trick that uncovered the illusion, so using the spell too frequently would result in the trick becoming common knowledge and practice...
Jan
20
comment Would striking someone at 0 hit points with an entire Magic Missile spell automatically kill them?
@PremierBromanov Alas, I don't have the 5e PHB; I've just been going off the text quoted on this page and the online quickstart rules.
Jan
20
comment Do objects from “animate objects” count as magical weapons for the purpose of overcoming resistance
They're non-magical when the caster selects them, but I think the OP is asking whether a previously non-magical shovel starts to count as magical once it's been magically animated with magic to magically move in a way that a non-magical object usually wouldn't.
Jan
19
comment How would a Flesh to Stone'd Hydra with Shape Stone cast on it regrow limbs once Stone to Flesh is cast on it?
Honestly, I want to give this an extra +1 for the final paragraph alone. Protip: Talk to the local dwarves before setting up; Since Flesh to Stone won't usually affect non-stone metals in its area of effect, you could potentially talk them into delivering stone with difficult-to-extract mineral veins and then carting away the valuable non-meat by-products free of charge.
Jan
19
comment How accurate is the depiction of RPGs in “Dungeons, Dungeons, & More Dungeons”?
Related: Where is D&D in the spectrum of RPGs? and I'm at a loss with “Dungeons and Dragons.” How does one play it, anyway?