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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.


Mar
26
reviewed Reviewed Is necromancy necessarily evil in 5e or Forgotten Realms?
Mar
26
comment Is necromancy necessarily evil in 5e or Forgotten Realms?
Hello, and welcome to RPG.SE. You're correct that the evil-ness of necromancy is setting-dependant, but the querent specifies a setting here; namely Forgotten Realms. This would be a better answer if you specifically addressed the setting that the querent is asking about.
Mar
26
comment How can one establish communication with intelligent creatures lacking language?
-1: While interesting and mostly true, this doesn't really answer the question. The point of this question is that this kind of creature doesn't have a formalized method of communication, and the querent wants to be able to talk to these creatures and use complicated and/or abstract concepts that are easy enough to speak but impossible to express nonverbally.
Mar
25
reviewed Reviewed How do I optimize a Winged Marauder Mount for flyby Bomb-Throwing?
Mar
25
reviewed Leave Open Dealing with large amount of dice rolls for a single damage roll without making it drag on
Mar
25
comment How can one establish communication with intelligent creatures lacking language?
It might not be helpful, but there's at least one example of this in Core: The Remorhaz is a magical beast with an Int of 5 that specifically can't speak. d20srd.org/srd/monsters/remorhaz.htm
Mar
25
comment How can one establish communication with intelligent creatures lacking language?
It might be a good idea to note that the toad is a magical beast, and thus not a valid target for speak with animals.
Mar
25
answered How to represent a “light” bastard sword?
Mar
25
comment How to represent a “light” bastard sword?
I really don't understand what you're getting at here. Rather than asking for a light bastard sword, could you instead describe the kind of sword you actually want, and maybe we can find someting for you? It's not at all clear what it is about bastard swords that you do and don't want.
Mar
25
comment How to do I show my players it's their own damn fault, without making them feel bad?
Not really an answer, but if someone is negotiating services in bad faith like that kobold duke is, I would probably give the players a Sense Motive, probably with a bonus because of how bad it will be if they get tricked.
Mar
25
revised What feats should I take with my Constructor Psion?
That extra capitalization was a typo, not a formatting thing. :)
Mar
25
asked What feats should I take with my Constructor Psion?
Mar
25
reviewed Leave Closed Keeping Mass Battles interesting for players
Mar
25
reviewed Leave Closed How to handle “extra” skill points?
Mar
25
reviewed Close Which significant games quantify personality traits?
Mar
23
comment How do I determine an NPC's skill levels?
Let's talk about this in chat.
Mar
23
comment How do I determine an NPC's skill levels?
That's sort of my point. D&D attempts to use the same rules that govern players to make NPCs, but that means that you can't have an NPC that's super-skilled at something without him also being high-level. Since someone can clearly be good at a task without also being a combat god, the rules must have a hole in them.
Mar
23
revised Can I craft my gear before the game begins?
changed stuff around to address the fact that OP is the GM, and the WBL guidelines.
Mar
23
answered Can I craft my gear before the game begins?
Mar
23
revised Can I craft my gear before the game begins?
cleared up title, fixed some grammar issues.