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A SQL Server DBA that dabbles in Python, Linux, and math. On the rare occassions I have time, I play Go.


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comment Which Necromancy Path would make my Giovanni more effective in combat?
You are asking about Necromancy specifically so this isn't a direct answer, but guns with phosophorous ammo are quite effective against vampires and werewolves.
Apr
18
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
18
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
17
answered How can I deal with the challenges a player having Mind-Reading represents without negating their ability?
Apr
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
17
revised Plausible explanation for large number of armed adventurers in fantasy RPG setting?
Adjusted formatting.
Apr
17
comment Plausible explanation for large number of armed adventurers in fantasy RPG setting?
I'm curious about the vote to close. This seems to be a well written question about the plausibility of common RPG trope. Although it explicitly asks about plausibility and thus almost requires some conjecture, it seems to be answerable in a relatively objective way.
Apr
17
answered Plausible explanation for large number of armed adventurers in fantasy RPG setting?
Apr
15
answered How much custom content is too much
Apr
15
comment Is possible to Chain-Activate Pearls of Power?
As a house rule, I kind of like this. Though the question does ask for a "legal by the rules" analysis, so I think the question wants RAW.
Apr
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
11
answered What is the feasability of having substitute players?
Apr
10
comment Do critical failures always act as event triggers?
To expand, "fumbles" of call kinds do happen in real life and freakish accidents happen, especially in battle. One the more minor end, which I've had GMs impose in shadowrun, a gun can jam and cost you a turn and those things certainly happen in real life. Bug in "reality-plus" they can happen more often and more spectacularly and IMHO that is a good thing. Also, I love the line about archery ranges being sad places.
Apr
8
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
7
answered How can I let one of my players secretly be a lot stronger than they know?
Apr
2
comment How can I decide whether being the GM is right for me?
If this is your first exposure to RPGs, you may want to try being a player first, if that is an option.
Mar
31
comment How can I use improvised consequences to make combat more interesting?
I did a lot of this stuff with AD&D 2e. It worked well there, but even then you had to gaurd against abuse. In 4e (or even 3.4) it seems much harder to pull off without breaking things.
Mar
31
answered How do we tell our new GM that we don't like some elements of his campaign?
Mar
28
comment Tracking down an adept with facial sculpt
All of these are excellent. To Expand a little, the opponent may try to lay a trap instead of trying to track him down. Does he have loved ones? Something else he wants very much? A particular type of job he would be drawn too?
Mar
27
comment Granting the Gentle Gift through original research
The footnote alone deserves an extra +1, including the fact you used a footnote.