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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.


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comment Does going outside of range or line of sight after casting a spell have any effect?
Related: Is heat metal too powerful?
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comment Conditions of readied actions
The specific wording of the readied action isn't important for the purposes of this question. "When X takes any action" might be a better wording, but the question isn't about the specific wording.
May
4
comment What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
I think that the existing answers cover the ground pretty well. I was just trying to make a joke about the Jacobellis v. Ohio Supreme Court case: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_know_it_when_I_see_it
May
1
comment What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
@aramis No matter where the line is, it's pretty clear that the line is fuzzy. The best 'definition' that we're likely to find is still going to have some edge cases that give unexpected results. The games that you describe are the immediate predecessors to modern RPGs, so it makes sense that they straddle that line a bit.
May
1
comment What is the best way to increase AC as a Monk?
Hello, and welcome to RPG.SE! It looks like your answer is more a forum-style response than a standalone answer. Your answer doesn't really say anything that the current accepted answer doesn't, and it's likely that you're going to attract some downvotes because of that. I'd suggest taking a look at the tour and help center, and maybe adding something to this answer that gives more detail into what you think makes your answer different from the other answers.
Apr
30
comment Can You Plane Shift to a Plane You Never Visited?
Is it? That's odd, I've never seen it ruled that way. The 'tuning fork' doesn't have a gold cost, and "Assume that focus components of negligible cost are in your spell component pouch." There is similar wording on the 3.5 SRD. I've never played in a game where the 'tuning fork' was a thing that mattered.
Apr
30
comment When you gain equal SR from two sources, how does the “overlap” ruling work?
I changed the example to be more clear about what I meant.
Apr
29
comment Digital character sheets?
Hello, and welcome to RPG.SE! Take a look at the tour and help center if you want to get a better idea of exactly how this site is different from most forums. Your answer is pretty good, but you probably want to link to the specific google sheet template that you use, or the site that you found the sheets on. As it stands, your answer basically says "build your own sheet on Google", which isn't very helpful. If you add a link to the sheet you use, this will be a much better answer.
Apr
28
comment What is the touch AC of an attended object?
I'm saying that the rules support is barely existent, and that doing either of those is probably reasonable and has some rules support. Making anything a Sunder means that casters can't do it, though.
Apr
27
comment What is the touch AC of an attended object?
You forget the part where a called shot takes a full-round action.
Apr
24
comment Any good sources for Artificer in PF?
Is this the 3rd-party artificer that you were talking about? If so, could you explain what about it you don't like?
Apr
23
comment How many Astral Constructs may exist at one time, created from the same manifester?
shrug I really don't have a dog in this fight. I've only ever played with the 1 construct limit in place, and it didn't cause any problems. No matter what legalistic interpretation of the 3.5 primacy rules you use, printed rules are printed rules, and are valid for use in games.
Apr
22
comment Is it possible to play an Epic D&D3.5/Pathfinder campaign with a non-magic hero?
Two questions: What immunities can spellcasters gain that they can't also give to ther non-spellcaster allies? I understand that the standard charop assumption is that you don't have friends to cast spells on you, but if the cleric is casting death ward on himself every day, there's nothing stopping him from casting it on the martial character as well. Question 2: Could you unpack your abbreviations a bit more? What's PAO, or PGtF, or HoR (which you mentioned in a comment on another answer)?
Apr
21
comment Dice probabilities when rolling more dice than needed
This doesn't answer the question. It's a high quality and accurate treatment of dice probabilities, but you don't mention the case that the querent is asking about: how do you calculate the probablility of rolling a certain set of numbers when you roll more dice than there are numbers in the set? You show how to calculate (1,2,3) out of 3d4, but the querent is asking about (1,2,3,X) out of 4d4.
Apr
19
comment Can I combine INT boosting Cognatogens with Fox's Cunning?
Hello, and welcome to RPG.SE! Generally, our format doesn't work very well when you ask about several different things in one question. You're asking about three very different things here, and you'll probably get better answers if you split your question in 3. You might also want to check out the tour and help center, for more information on the site.
Apr
18
comment Are there any advantages to making damage be of the fire type?
Related: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/13608/…
Apr
17
comment Do you need to wield a magic weapon or implement to benefit from its properties?
What's the difference between 'wielding' and 'holding'? It's taking up your hand either way, right?
Apr
16
comment Casting Guidance cantrip for every roll?
Welcome to RPG.SE! This is a pretty good answer, and you address the situation that the querent is asking about well. If you keep making answers of this quality, you're going to fit in great here. :) If you haven't already, you might want to take a look at the tour and help center, which have a lot of useful information about how this site works.
Apr
15
comment Can a single “opportunity” provoke multiple attacks of opportunity from the same creature?
Do you only want answers that contain rules quotes? If you primarily want an answer expressed using quotes from the books, it would be a good idea to say that in your question.
Apr
10
comment Is there an official Pathfinder “Mana” system for wizards?
What do you mean by "mana"? There are several different definitions to that word when talking about systems of magic, and it would help if you described more specifically what you were looking for.