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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.


Jan
27
comment How far can characters see?
@KRyan I did some quick back of the envelope calculations, and the penalty to see the sun at noon is roughly -42 million. The -1/10 feet rule is pretty clearly ridiculous at ranges greater than 50 feet or so.
Jan
27
comment How far can characters see?
@KRyan That isn't correct. There are two different entries on the Perception table, one for "Notice a visible creature" at DC 0, and a different one for "Notice a creature using Stealth" at "Opposed by Stealth". It still, technically, takes a Perception roll to see something that isn't using stealth, if there are enough penalties involved.
Jan
19
reviewed Close What are some clearly defined differences between developing a linear campaign versus dynamic
Jan
19
reviewed Reopen Can you suffocate a creature using Create Water?
Jan
18
answered How to balance a very-low magic campaign
Jan
18
comment How to balance a very-low magic campaign
I feel like the last point here is especially important. Even if your finalized design barely looks like Pathfinder at all, it's more important that fun is had.
Jan
11
revised Can a white-haired witch grapple multiple targets?
Added a link to the grapple rules.
Jan
11
answered Can a white-haired witch grapple multiple targets?
Jan
8
answered Does the aid another “special attack” become automatic at mid level?
Jan
5
comment Heart of Water and grappling threats
I'd suggest talking to your GM about allowing you to discharge that spell during a grapple. The idea of discharging a spell like that didn't exist when the PHB was published, and there's already a "Activate a Magic Item" grapple option, which seems very much in the same spirit.
Jan
5
comment Heart of Water and grappling threats
Anklet of Translocation is my personal favorite. It doesn't prevent the grapple in the first place, but it's an instant 'get-out-of-grapple-free card' twice per day. My longest running wizard had several different similar items because of how useful it is to get out of a sticky situation fast.
Jan
3
reviewed Reopen What should I read/watch for information about the 1930s United States?
Jan
3
reviewed Reopen How do I safely break stereotypes in my games?
Dec
21
reviewed Leave Closed Realism of Poisoned Weapons
Dec
9
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
6
revised How do I build a non-biomorphic AI?
Added clarifications.
Nov
6
comment How do I build a non-biomorphic AI?
That's sort of the direction that I was thinking, but I feel like No Fine Manipulators(No Manipulators) and No Legs(Sessile) don't quite cover it. It certainly would include Machine and AI, but I feel like there are further disadvantages that may or may not apply, and my GURPS-fu isn't strong enough to suss out what works and what doesn't. I'd add a little more clarification to the question, I guess.
Nov
3
asked How do I build a non-biomorphic AI?
Oct
10
comment Is there a Paizo official way to improve dispel checks?
Man, how did I miss all of these? Awesome group of suggestions.
Oct
7
reviewed Reviewed What are the major differences between AD&D 1st Edition & AD&D 2nd Edition