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Jun
26
comment When should the DM hide a PC's hit points?
Since hit point granularity level, what a character might reasonably be aware of, and what hit points actually represent can vary hugely within a system, let alone between systems, I'd say this answer is good enough to be useful in at least some circumstances - especially if the caveats mentioned in the above comments are edited in.
Jun
26
reviewed Leave Closed Pathfinder Cavalier looking to make an all rounder build
Jun
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does it work to run a Changeling: the Lost game with players who don't know the game from the book?
Jun
26
comment What determines max skill rank?
Just to clarify: A character's maximum skill rank is limited by the number of hit dice they have, not the size of those hit dice.
Jun
26
reviewed Leave Closed How can I get the most powerful animal companion in pathfinder?
Jun
26
reviewed No Action Needed When should the DM hide a PC's hit points?
Jun
26
reviewed Close Pathfinder Cavalier looking to make an all rounder build
Jun
25
reviewed Leave Open How are the Planes in 4e connected?
Jun
25
comment What sort of behaviors would an Intelligence of 2 dictate for an animal?
Note that some editions of Traveller (and some players and GMs of any edition) consider "Instinct" to be the nonsapient's replacement for Education: A stat that allows the critter to perform complex behaviours and sequences of actions in order to overcome obstacles without having to derive and work out those methods on the spot.
Jun
25
comment What happens if a Teleportation Circle destinations moves?
I can imagine justifying your third point in-setting by making the requirement "Anything big enough to have its own gravitational field" and using Spelljammer gravity as a guide.
Jun
25
comment What is the correct price of mithral?
In Pathfinder, Mithral weapons also count as being made out of silver for the purposes of overcoming damage reduction, without the normal disadvantages of silver weapons. I think your point about it being a primarily defensive material is probably right on the money, though.
Jun
25
comment Is it possible to betray the party in D&D?
I guy I know once gave me this explanation for taking personally another players' betrayal of the party: "I'd be fine with some forms of betrayal. Like you said, it makes a good story. But there's a difference between changing the game board and taking someone's playing piece away." It stuck with me.
Jun
23
reviewed Close Why did the gods take the Raven Queen's authority over the dead?
Jun
23
answered How to make a Dark Brotherhood-esque Job Request System in D&D 3.5 E6
Jun
23
comment How can I attain eternal youth through alchemy?
@WesleyObenshain I did review it, as it happens; I rejected the edit for being a little too radical of a change, and of being too specific in emphasising that particular example. I think you were going in the right direction, though, so I'm now trying to think of a better way to re-word my answer. Thanks for helping me clarify my thoughts on this.
Jun
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can I attain eternal youth through alchemy?
Jun
23
comment How can I attain eternal youth through alchemy?
@WesleyObenshain Those questions you just asked; Questions like those are exactly what I'm trying to get an answer for: Given that I want to introduce the flavour of anagathic potions into a game that wasn't built around age management, how do I do it without it seeming like either a tax or an irrelevancy? Or more broadly, how do I make anagathic elixirs fun for players without compromising the flavour they had in earlier editions or the rules assumptions of Pathfinder?
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
20
revised How do I avoid railroading in dungeons?
Made expression more consistent.
Jun
20
answered How do I avoid railroading in dungeons?