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Nov
19
answered What is a good way to handle a multi-plane adventure?
Nov
13
comment In AD&D 2e, is there a system that roughly equates to spot checks in 3.x?
I read an article online a few weeks back, probably linked to (directly or indirectly) from an answer here on the site, that talked about the lack of Spot/Search mechanics in OD&D, and why that was a good thing. I can't find it now, though. :(
Nov
13
comment Are 3.5 Bards mechanically weak?
Oh, sorry. I just woke up and my eyes jumped straight to the big headlines. :) How do you feel about Pathfinder bards?
Nov
13
comment Are 3.5 Bards mechanically weak?
Have you noticed that most of the cool feats and powers you describe come from splatbooks, obscure Dragon articles and the like? Doesn't that leave base-rulebook-only bards at a disadvantage, which would explain the lack of love they usually get?
Nov
11
answered AD&D 1st Edition, Unearthed Arcana, Cooperative spell casting
Nov
4
awarded  Talkative
Oct
30
answered What are some mage-related abilities in a Sci-Fi setting?
Oct
27
comment Justifying rumors of dead magic in the Anauroch
I've seen a bit of the opposite - part of the Neverwinter Nights expansion Shadows of Undrentide (published 2003) takes place in Anauroch, with quite a bit of magic involved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwinter_Nights:_Shadows_of_Undrentide
Oct
17
comment Is this Candle Magical? (How can I find out without burning a season investigating it?)
I don't think so. I think Touch is the right range here, unless you want the magus to be able to divine an item's powers even when it's in someone else's hands. Touch limits it to perliminary lab activity.
Oct
16
revised Is this Candle Magical? (How can I find out without burning a season investigating it?)
Added another magnitude for detecting magnitudes.
Oct
16
comment Is this Candle Magical? (How can I find out without burning a season investigating it?)
Hmm. I originally read Sight of the Active Magics to include magnitudes, but now I see it doesn't. I would add another +1 to the effect to know that as well, so InVi30 will give you both Technique/Form and magnitude, in ascending magnitude. I'll edit the answer.
Oct
16
answered Is this Candle Magical? (How can I find out without burning a season investigating it?)
Oct
9
comment How does suffocation work with enchanted air and a magi's parma magica?
+1 for citation given. Not an Ars Magica citation, but an excellent citation nonetheless. :)
Sep
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
23
comment What kind of character is unique for Eberron?
@MrJinPengyou specific marks might be found only on specific races, but playing dragonmarked, as a whole, doesn't restrict you to specific races. That's what I was trying to say.
Sep
23
revised What kind of character is unique for Eberron?
deleted 1 characters in body
Sep
23
answered What kind of character is unique for Eberron?
Sep
20
comment Who actually makes the Magic Books that boost stats?
Great answer, and applicable to any magic item, not just rare tomes. This is why I like the direction D&D5 seems to be going: wizards.com/dnd/article.aspx?x=dnd/4ll/20120702 Magic items should have a history.
Sep
18
comment How to make spell components relevant again?
The choice of "reagents", plus the focus on spider silk, makes me think of Ultima VII.
Sep
16
comment Can I create a +1 stat-boosting item?
You're right, but it's a much rarer occurence. Also, you have a player-based decision (shall I take the +1 item? Nah, it's worthless) that can't be explained by the character (shall I take this Belt of Strength? No? Why not?)