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I'm a ruleslawyer from 3.5 D&D, but I've since branched out into many other systems. I currently play Pathfinder for the most part.

I believe that the GM's first job should be to know the rules. Games are much more fun when rules are selectively ignored or fudged, but it's important to know the implications of rules changes before making them.


Feb
21
comment How to mitigate glass cannon syndrome in Pathfinder?
If the goal is to make it so a combatant takes many rounds of combat to beat, then making the first few rockets miss accomplishes that. I don't believe that there will be a single systemic change that will remove rocket tag without adversely affecting other sections of the game, as noted in other answers.
Feb
20
answered How to mitigate glass cannon syndrome in Pathfinder?
Feb
19
comment How to mitigate glass cannon syndrome in Pathfinder?
-1 As KRyan notes, this solution only solves the problem of high damage, and not any other kinds of 'rocket-tag' that Pathfinder has. In addition, this solution makes it so players HAVE to optimize their damage in order to do any damage at all. In a normal Pathfinder game, even non-optimized damage dealers can deal enough damage to contribute if unnecessary. This solution removes that ability. In addition saying that the DM should just spend more time balancing encounters is not helpful when the question says that this involves a group of adults who don't necessarily have that kind of time.
Feb
17
comment What makes a character/creature/power/ability/etc. over-powered?
That is the first time I've seen the word "semiotic" in use since I read What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy. Bravo on that stunning breakdown of a complicated topic.
Feb
7
answered Is there an alternate rule to allow different stats for Male/Female?
Feb
7
comment Is there an alternate rule to allow different stats for Male/Female?
+1 for mentioning traits and flaws. You might also check out the Pathfinder traits if you want to go that route; they're more powerful, but there's a lot more of them: d20pfsrd.com/traits
Feb
5
comment Do Protection from (Energy) spells protect from the inside or just the outside?
Or bludgeoning. Sonic implies sound, while a concussive blast is typically just unfocused force.
Feb
5
answered Do Protection from (Energy) spells protect from the inside or just the outside?
Feb
4
accepted Do abilities like Extra Spell and the Master Specialist Expanded Spellbook allow you to take spells outside of your class list?
Feb
3
reviewed Satisfactory Advantage of Howling Helm in combat
Feb
3
reviewed Excellent Games with mechanics for dreams
Feb
3
reviewed Excellent How to factor the xp cost of poison/magic weapons into an encounter
Feb
3
reviewed Excellent Are two creatures sharing one square adjacent to each other?
Feb
3
reviewed Excellent How does 'Warp in the Weave' interact with moveable area-effects?
Feb
3
reviewed Excellent What should a DM do if a player wants to do something impossible?
Feb
3
answered How does becoming undead interact with constitution increases?
Feb
3
reviewed Needs Improvement How does becoming undead interact with constitution increases?
Feb
3
reviewed Satisfactory Looking for survivalist compound materials
Feb
3
reviewed Satisfactory Technomancer's Dragon Hoard - What to do with all the credits?
Feb
3
awarded  Custodian