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comment What makes grease a good spell?
-1: I have two problems with this post. First, if you are fighting an opponent inside grease and you're not using a reach attack, you provoke a Balance check from your opponent with every hit, whether or not your opponent is moving. Second, caster level matters a lot, since it only lasts 1 round/level. A level 1 Grease only lasts 1 round, and isn't very useful.
Feb
3
comment What is the average lifespan of an adventurer?
Third: I don't know what the problem you're trying to solve is. SE is best at answering practical questions about real problems. What problem are you facing that requires knowing the average age of adventurers in other people's games? If you're just asking for idle curiosity, then you will probably be better served by asking your question on a forum. We keep a curated list of forums to check out here.
Feb
3
comment What is the average lifespan of an adventurer?
Second: This is going to be pretty opinion-based. Even if you have the data you're asking for, there are enough ways to interpret that data that you probably won't get any real conclusions from it. As an example: how do you classify characters raised by a resurrection spell cast a few minutes after death? A few days? A few weeks? What about characters that rejoin the game through other means, like angelic rebirth?
Feb
3
comment What is the average lifespan of an adventurer?
Hello, and welcome to RPG.SE! You've asked a question that sort of straddles several different close vote reasons around here. First: Your question is pretty broad. There are so many different ways of playing D&D that any statistical summary of character lifespan would be hopelessly muddled with junk data. Also, that information is going to be different for different editions of D&D, and will be ridiculously different for other systems, to meet your system-agnostic request.
Jan
28
comment What are the “normal requirements” to hiding?
@waxeagle Hello! I ran across this answer when looking up Fleeting Ghost, and it looks like the Rule of Hidden Club link you have is dead now. Do you know of a more recent, still living link to the rules?
Jan
26
comment Is it possible to have a Eidolon that is also a weapon?
Unfortunately, the kind of idea-generating spitballing that you're looking for is not a great fit for this site. You might be better served by asking this kind of question on a forum.
Jan
26
comment Is it possible to have a Eidolon that is also a weapon?
I've voted to close as unclear, because I really don't understand what you're trying to do here. Are you trying to have an intelligent magical sword that you can summon at will? Are you trying to do some kind of cheesy combo that involves having an eidolon as a weapon? It would be helpful in this case if you told us what you were trying to accomplish by haveing an eidolon as a weapon.
Jan
23
comment Can you take advantage of flanking positions with a ranged weapon?
@Lunarcy I added Snap Shot to that sentence as well.
Jan
23
comment Can you take advantage of flanking positions with a ranged weapon?
@Lunarcy Yes, that's true. That's what I'm saying when I say "The only exception to the rule that you can't flank with a ranged weapon is the case where you threaten squares with a ranged weapon". Snap Shot is a feat that lets you threaten (and thus flank) with a ranged weapon. I mention Improved Snap Shot specifically because it lets you flank at a distance greater than 5 feet. Are you saying that I should note that in my answer?
Jan
16
comment Does an AI connected to a space station's electrical devices have No Manipulators?
Related: How do I build a non-biomorphic AI?
Jan
15
comment Can I have an Animal Companions without being a druid or ranger?
Does it have to be an animal companion specifically, or can it just be a trained animal? An animal companion gets a whole bunch of bonuses and levels up with you, but you can typically just buy a trained animal for gold. It won't be anywhere near as good, but it might fit your requirements if you're mainly looking for fluff.
Jan
15
comment What does a doppelganger smell like?
Do you have any citations backing up your claims here? The way you describe a doppleganger's polymorph is very different from how I run it, and I'm curious to know if you have rules text to back up your interpretation. Also, I'd suggest breaking your answer up into paragraphs to improve readability.
Jan
15
comment How to handle mystery adventures when there are copious divination spells?
Are you specifically looking for a solution to your detect evil problem, or are you looking for something more general that applies to all divinations? Dealing with detect evil is pretty easy, but dealing with the more powerful divinations will require a more thorough answer.
Jan
9
comment How can a low level player attain demon prince hood?
I made some edits. Feel free to revert them or edit the question further if I misunderstood what you're trying to get at. I think you're probably going to get some more questions from other people about what it is you want for your demon prince request, but this is a lot more clear and specific than before.
Jan
9
comment How can a low level player attain demon prince hood?
This is a lot closer to a solid question. The one thing still unclear to me is what you mean by "demon prince". Do you have specific rules in mind, or do you just like the flavour of someone being a demon prince, and you're looking for rules to go along with that? I'm asking for more details here because it's pretty clear what "divine rank 0" means, but I don't know of any equivalent kind of template for a demon prince.
Jan
9
comment How can a low level player attain demon prince hood?
The most important details that I can see that are either missing or unclear: The level of the party, the specific kind of prince/godhood you're trying to use, and what your DMing structure is. If you are co-DM, do you both have to agree on this, or does one of you have authorial control? Also, I'd suggest removing the lines asking for "suggestions". Terms like "Any suggestions?" are red flags here, and typically indicate a kind of question that doesn't work well in our format.
Jan
9
comment How can a low level player attain demon prince hood?
Hello, and welcome to the site! I would suggest taking a look at the faq and tour, there's a lot of useful information in there about the kinds of questions that fit best with this site. This question is pretty unclear as it stands. I would suggest pulling out the specific problem you're trying to solve, and avoid any extraneous detail. It sounds like the core question is "Are there rules for a low-level character to become a god or demon prince?" If so, you should edit your question to focus on that specific topic, so we can more easily understand what you want.
Jan
6
comment How to design an introductory adventure heavily based on exploration and interaction with the environment?
Honestly, I don't think this question is a good fit for the site. I understand the information you're trying to get, but questions asking for this kind of information don't work very well here. I'd suggest bringing it to a forum. We have a list of forums that you can check out here: meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/5449/…
Jan
6
comment How to design an introductory adventure heavily based on exploration and interaction with the environment?
You've definitely brought your question out of "shopping" territory, but now you're in "too broad" territory instead. Asking how to write a kind of module is a subject that would take a book-sized answer to do well. I'm sure you could get a few tips in the length of a question, but our voting structure doesn't work well with answers made of a few tips.
Dec
29
comment Can you use an enemy as an improvised weapon in D&D 5th edition?
@Teco Wizards isn't releasing anything as thorough as the SRD was, but they have published a "basic" version of the rules that has most of the core rules in it, here: dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules