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I'm a game designer that's been playing tabletop games since the early '00s. Most of my experience is with the D&D 3/3.5/Pathfinder ruleset, but I've been branching out more in the past few years.


Jan
12
revised If two hostile players approach, why the fastest one gets to attack in second place?
Added note about all-out defense and GURPS combat in general.
Jan
12
comment If two hostile players approach, why the fastest one gets to attack in second place?
While that's certainly an issue, I don't think there should be a game rule forcing characters to act in that circumstance. It's a totally reasonable circumstance in a 1-on-1 melee fight for the combatants to spend quite a while studying each other before they attack, and it's not like there's some kind of compulsion for people to attack each other after staring for a few seconds. If no one attacks, then time just passes. Also, in anything but a 1-on-1 fight, there will be significant pressure to act more quickly, disadvantage be damned.
Jan
12
reviewed Close Cryptonomicon's food-gathering program
Jan
12
reviewed Leave Open How do I retrain myself to see characters as people and not systems?
Jan
12
reviewed Close NPCs and Enemies using Feats
Jan
12
reviewed Leave Open How should I handle including features from a settings book when they might cause problems for me?
Jan
12
revised What's the most efficient way to build an underground base?
Added note about priorities
Jan
11
asked What's the most efficient way to build an underground base?
Jan
11
answered If two hostile players approach, why the fastest one gets to attack in second place?
Jan
11
accepted How do I select my active energy type for Energy powers?
Jan
11
accepted Does Crystalline Bonds make its target helpless?
Jan
11
comment Can a spellcaster use Wild Arcana/Inspired Spell to craft scrolls?
Could you provide supporting quotes from the book as well? I agree with you, I just think I'll have more success convincing my GM with rules quotes.
Jan
11
asked Can a spellcaster use Wild Arcana/Inspired Spell to craft scrolls?
Jan
11
reviewed Reject How do I handle Arcane Spell Failure?
Jan
11
reviewed Leave Open How do I model a non-native speaker's weak grasp of a language?
Jan
11
asked How do I select my active energy type for Energy powers?
Jan
11
comment Does Crystalline Bonds make its target helpless?
That's my thinking, but "A helpless creature is bound" doesn't necessarily mean the same thing as "A bound creature is helpless". For example, a creature tied up with rope is pinned, not helpless, according to the grapple rules.
Jan
11
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
10
asked Does Crystalline Bonds make its target helpless?
Jan
10
awarded  Nice Answer