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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.


9h
comment Does 5e's (dis)advantage rule break Pathfinder?
Could you expand on what you're doing to give people (dis)advantage? If you're just using the Inspiration system or one or two mechanics, that's one thing, but if you're somehow transplanting the hundreds of effects that give (dis)advantage from 5e to PF, that's another. This question isn't really answerable unless you tell us what you expect to grant (dis)advantage. Are you just replacing all +/-2s with (dis)advantage?
15h
comment How can one establish communication with intelligent creatures lacking language?
The difference is that Chewbacca and Groot are speaking Shyriiwook the Floral Collosi language, respectively. Han is fluent in Shyriiwook, and Rocket can clearly understand what Groot says. Their languages may be hard to understand for most people, but they're languages just the same.
22h
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.
22h
comment how to handle a Wraith Bond?
Could you describe the abilities that you're looking to get out of this, and the flavour you want? Some of us haven't played the game, but still might be able to help you.
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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.
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comment How to represent a “light” bastard sword?
Is that site policy? Could you point me to the meta thread, if so? I've never heard of a policy that we aren't supposed to answer questions like this.
1d
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
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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.
1d
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.
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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.
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comment How to represent a “light” bastard sword?
Could you explain what it is about the bastard sword that you want? By 'wielded deftly", do you mean that you want the weapon to be Light, and usable with Weapon Finesse?
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
20
comment What happens if a wizard uses Command Undead to command an undead to keep fighting even though it has been Turned by a Cleric
Do you mean 'rebuke' or 'turn'? You say that the "rebuke undead ability sends undead fleeing", which is a description of Turn Undead, not Rebuke Undead. Also, are you referring to the use of Rebuke where you can command the targeted undead, or the one where the undead simply cowers?
Mar
17
comment Is Moonbeam amazing, or are we doing it wrong?
To the people giving me -1s, could you tell me why? I'd like to know how I can improve this answer, if you find it lacking.
Mar
17
comment Does anything prevent gaming Downtime Building checks this way?
Hello, welcome to RPG.SE. It looks like what you're suggesting here is a homebrew solution to the querent's problem. On RPG.SE, we ask that any homebrew solutions are backed up by experience running with those rules. If you've used the rules that you're talking about in play, then please describe your experience in more detail. If you haven't, then this post is likely to get downvoted a lot.
Mar
16
comment What is the name of the spell or effect that prevents resurrection?
-1: The stuff that you suggest here (other than scattering the ashes) all references Pathfinder sources. This question is a 3.5 question, so Pathfinder sources don't apply.
Mar
13
comment Where can I find the highest CR Vampire ever in an official adventure module?
Hello, and welcome to RPG.SE. This question is asking for a name and a source for the vampire in question. If you want this answer to be well-received, then you probably should find out the name of the vampire, the name of the module, and what issue of Dragon Magazine it's in.
Mar
13
comment Can 4e druids use machetes?
Do you mean 'use' as in 'wield effectively in combat', or do you mean 'use as a tool'? If you're asking if a druid can use a machete to chop his way through a thick jungle, the answer is going to be different.
Mar
11
comment Can you choose to cast a lower level version of a cantrip?
Why do you want to Twin Eldritch Blast after you get two beams? It looks like Twinning a spell and targeting two beams at different creatures with Eldritch Blast do the same thing.