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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 bee branching out more in the past few years.


Apr
14
answered Can a summoned monster be commanded to aid another?
Apr
14
comment Attacking an Illusion
-1: Illusion(figment) spells have an AC of 10 + size mod.
Apr
14
answered Attacking an Illusion
Apr
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I have non-Euclidean dungeons in non-magic settings?
Apr
12
reviewed Close What kind of character is unique for Eberron?
Apr
12
reviewed Reviewed How can I keep a King busy?
Apr
10
reviewed Reviewed Can a Fighter without multiple attacks use Two-Weapon Fighting?
Apr
8
reviewed Leave Closed Characters and combat mindset
Apr
8
reviewed Close Is this how to hide?
Apr
8
revised Large humanoid with reach weapon and gore, unthreatened radius?
Changed 'ranged' to 'reach' in the question title to be more clear.
Apr
8
answered What is considered a “special power” for the Leadership feat?
Apr
7
comment Can I use Sow Thought to make someone my servant?
You're right that they might not suspect mind-altering magic, but they're still more likely to think "man, that was a weird thought" than "I should act upon this thought" if it's not something that they'd be predisposed to doing anyway.
Apr
7
comment Can I use Sow Thought to make someone my servant?
It can't make someone think that they should obey. Think of it like this: if you suddenly had the thought "I should upvote all of DuckTapeAl's answers", you probably wouldn't do that unless you already were predisposed to doing that. You'd more likely think "why would I want to do that?". Sow Thought is more useful for things like "Business is slow today, I should close the shop early" or "I need to pee, I should stop stop guarding this corridor for a minute to go to the privy". 1st level enchantments aren't supposed to be that directly powerful.
Apr
7
answered Can I use Sow Thought to make someone my servant?
Apr
6
reviewed Close How do I survive the first five levels as an erudite?
Apr
6
revised What are the limits of glamered armor?
Removing the rules-laywering tag; this question doesn't actually have to do with rules lawyering.
Apr
3
comment House rules for making specific components matter for spells, magical and mundane item creation?
@ThalesSarczuk I get that, but magic items in D&D 3.5 are, according to the basic assumptions in the rules, common and necessary, especially for non-spellcasters. The idea of "epic magic needs special components" and "all magic needs special components" are very different, and it sounds like this question is asking more about B than A.
Apr
3
comment House rules for making specific components matter for spells, magical and mundane item creation?
@ThalesSarczuk I understand what you're getting at, but I have to side with KRyan. If I'm in a standard, mid-to-high magic D&D 3.5 game, I'm going to be annoyed as a player if I need to keep track of a large number of specific resources, or if I have to go on a quest in order to craft anything at all. It costs a feat to craft magic items, and it can get annoying if I need to spend whole game sessions on acquiring materials to use it.
Apr
3
answered House rules for making specific components matter for spells, magical and mundane item creation?
Apr
3
reviewed Leave Open House rules for making specific components matter for spells, magical and mundane item creation?