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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.
Jul
10
comment What makes a good protection against magic missile?
The Brooch of Shielding is slotless, which is nice if you want the immunity but want other magic items as well.
Jul
10
comment Can True Polymorph be used to recover from diseases or curses?
That's not semantics, it's pedantic use of technicalities. +1 for the rest of it, though.
Jul
8
comment What is the optimal role for a mystic theurge?
A Mystic Theurge is versatile; In fact, that's the whole point of the prestige class. There are by definition so many ways in which one could play a Mystic Theurge that it's impossible to point to a single one and say "That is the optimum."
Jul
8
reviewed Reopen Where does the stereotype that wizards can't wear armor come from?
Jul
8
reviewed Close Where do I find prestige classes?
Jul
8
comment Can Wizards use potions and magic items with effects from their prohibited schools?
@hobbs and KRyan Having identical answers doesn't make questions identical. "Leave the group" is a valid answer to many social contract issues, but that doesn't mean all questions that have that as an answer are duplicates.
Jul
7
comment What is the height distribution of elfs?
Incidentally, it might be worth noting that the table doesn't give a totally accurate representation of human height/weight ranges. It is, of course, up to each group to decide what this means for their campaign, but one common interpretation is that the table represents a 'good enough' approximation of the common ranges that most individuals fall into, and that exceptions can and do exist in the wider population - and that the tables for non-human races have a similar degree of inaccuracy.
Jul
7
reviewed Leave Open The rules for manyshot/ rapid shot
Jul
6
comment How to deal with rude players?
@mxyzplk and MechMK1, There are enough differences between this question and its alleged duplicate that the answers don't overlap. Besides the fundamental one that SevenSidedDie pointed out, the other question also asks how to deal with the situation without leaving the game, while this does not. The two are related, as all questions that share a tag are, but not duplicates.
Jul
6
comment Greater Manyshot & Split on our Invisible Flying Rogue seems too good
@KRyan Maybe if you added a "talk to your group about power imbalance and the nature of the system" step? That would allow some agency to player preference, even if they eventually decide that optimisation is their only option.
Jul
6
comment How can I keep the Tarrasque “dead”?
@Theik Oh, wow - I'm suddenly imagining an orbital spelljammer colony built on a sleeping tarrasque...