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GM-ing d10, Writing d8, Programming d6. World Champion of Just Dance.


Feb
20
comment W40K: Arbitrator not very successful
There are actually two questions: "How to manage roleplaying an Arbitrator in a typical adventuring group?", and "How to improve an Arbitrator character?". I feel the roleplay part should be moved to a different question or even removed (there may be similar questions around).
Feb
20
answered W40K: Arbitrator not very successful
Feb
20
comment It is commonly said that epic spellcasting in D&D 3.5e is broken. What are some examples of broken epic spellcasters?
As for an example, not worth an answer, considering the following: an epic spell giving you an increase in Spellcraft.
Feb
20
comment It is commonly said that epic spellcasting in D&D 3.5e is broken. What are some examples of broken epic spellcasters?
Spellcasting itself is broken. Epic spellcasting is simply epicly broken.
Feb
20
comment Making epic combat interesting and challenging but not complicated
Nice idea! What happens if you kill the head first?
Feb
19
comment A system ranking epic levels alongside divine ranks?
@KRyan No offense, but you are posting the same rant on any single question mentioning epic. Not sure how it contributes to the question, especially as it's not really mentioning Epic level balance.
Feb
19
comment Pathfinder DR and ability damage
@Lord_Gareth The point being that if for example a sword does 2 damage + 1d8 Strength to a character with 3/-, the 1d8 Strength is negated by the DR.
Feb
19
comment Is there any good place on the internet that hosts monster playtests?
You will have to be more descriptive about what you are looking for. Players actively playing the fight while you play the monster, or players doing all the testing for you? With their own characters, or your group's characters? If you are looking for "players who are available to play a fight against one of my monsters, with their own characters from the appropriate level", this might get more difficult.
Feb
19
comment “Phys-repping” a large creature at a LARP?
Or good costuming skills: look at the blue monster here and a golem here
Feb
18
comment What is a good mechanic for a test of will power?
I don't know any existing system, and haven't seen it applied in LARP, but my first thought would be a rock/paper/scissor thing.
Feb
16
comment Tried all the existing advice, but players still never roleplay fear
Honestly, a big metallic spider shooting lasers from its eyes and killing walking trees is not scary. It's so fantastic and unreal that you get deconnected. You also know it's "just a monster". You should honestly try the zombie pool, sounds awesome. Make it so that slashing and hacking seems really useless, and all zombies are awake and grasping and pulling. And whispering stuff like "mommy... mommy... is that you...?"
Feb
16
comment What is the significance of a Basic Attack vs. any other sort of attack?
It took me months to even know there was something as a "Basic Attack". I thought you could only use your Powers, and played it as such.
Feb
15
comment Low-random, low-dice fantasy rpg system
"Generally non-heroic, but supporting such characters." VS "To quote mxyzplk: "Conan doesn't ask if he can leap up on Dagon's back and tear his horn out [...] He just does it." That's the type of gameplay I am looking for." Aren't these two incompatible?
Feb
15
comment GM developed recurring villain
+1 for being positive :) And good campaign too, good job.
Feb
14
revised How is HD determined in Animate Dead?
added 49 characters in body
Feb
14
comment How does a DM deal with characters leveling up too quickly for the module, due to side-quests/ random encounters?
Send the monsters on a sidequest.
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
13
comment How to emulate a Gadget of the Week power?
@leokhorn Whoops, my bad. Does 3e have the Fading flaw, where a Power starts degrading? In the example Permanent made it impossible to stop the Power once it starts; since the Powers inside the Variable have the same Duration as the Variable, they are Permanent too and can't be stopped/changed until the Variable end. Alternatively, you could just make the Variable changing action really large, like a couple of hours or something.
Feb
13
answered GM developed recurring villain
Feb
13
comment Tips and pitfalls for a variable-size group
So a regular character who is there every single chapter, and a cast of characters who appear often but not always... Isn't that the actual books' structure?