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


Jan
16
asked Impact of allowing characters to change their main casting stat
Jan
16
comment I'm having trouble being effective as a Lore Oracle and would like to improve
I would add to the below answer that summoning is often underestimated. It is especially good starting at Summon Monster III, and you have to remember that every hit on a summoned monster is a hit that one of the other character is not taking (and you don't have to heal summoned monsters). As counter-intuitive, I would suggest reading at least the first part of Treantmonk's Guide to Wizard, which has great insight on how to maximize spellcasting potential (changed the way I played my cleric :) )
Jan
14
comment How can I play monsters and NPCs up to their potential?
Related: Tucker's kobolds
Jan
12
comment Is that blackguard riding a dragon? Nope, but their pony sure looks evil
Never realized that it means you can potentially have a Celestial Dragon Mount...
Jan
10
comment Would an armor and shield of light fortification stack?
"Same Effect More than Once in Different Strengths: In cases when two or more identical spells are operating in the same area or on the same target, but at different strengths, only the one with the highest strength applies." Even if they don't imitate a specific spell, they are still a spell effect, from the exact same spell. That would be different if we were talking about "An armor of fortification and a shield of fortificatude" or whatever, but ""An armor of fortification and a shield of fortification" don't stack.
Jan
8
comment Supernatural abilities and spell duration
But for gameplay's sake, if you keep the standard action thing I would strongly suggest to houserule it as indefinite duration..
Jan
7
comment How do I handle Arcane Spell Failure?
Congrats about the conciseness efforts :p However, can I suggest that you shorten the armor material / descriptions part? This is RAW material and might be found on SRD, so a link might be better.
Jan
6
awarded  Yearling
Jan
6
comment Systems giving XP based on roleplay - How to avoid jealousy/party balance problem
Damn, I thought the above solution of rewarding the whole group each time was perfect, but this is also a great solution that improves group cohesion (a big possible issue with this kind of RP-XP)
Jan
6
comment Systems giving XP based on roleplay - How to avoid jealousy/party balance problem
+1, rewarding the group is a really good idea, and will even improve group cohesion: what's not to like? And your cap on "bonus XP" is by itself a solution to your possible pitfall, so...
Jan
5
comment Do specters gain angst using arcanoi?
+1, very well thought answer
Jan
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
4
comment Which skills are exclusive to a class in Dark Heresy?
WIth all due respect, if the answer is a simple matter of checking the book, and it is even known which part of the book to check, is it a real question..?
Jan
3
comment Star System Summary Sheets
Have you already looked at how the Star Wars wiki describe Star systems? If so, could you summarize what you like / don't like with it? Also, are the star-systems you want to organize more custom or cannon?
Jan
3
comment How can I optimize a factotum?
And actually, as suggested by @JonathanHobbs , I would put the whole conclusion at the beginning, and detail it a bit more. Basically a summary of the available options and their advantage, and then you go on the detailed part explaining why. A way of coding "a la Treantmonk" to identify great/good/mediocre options would be good too.
Jan
3
comment How can I optimize a factotum?
Well, maybe focusing on what is really good for a Factotum, and not what might be ok? Same for the IaijutsU thing, it's good for a Factotum, but not a lot more than for any other character who would manage to get the skill as a class skill, so is it worth 600 words?
Dec
25
comment How do I use Shamans as opponents in Shadowrun?
On the other hand, the good old "eco terrorist able to cause an earthquake with his thoughts" is always a nice thing.
Dec
24
comment Would flying monsters ever land during combat?
@Dakeyras Depends, a place on top of a mountain, accessible only through flying has an innate defense. Think about an eagle's nest.
Dec
24
answered Does armor still apply double the penalty to Swim in Pathfinder?
Dec
23
comment In-game reason for no multiple supernatural templates in nWoD
I'm confused. Was mixing of templates possible in the "old" WoD?