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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 How far can you see? (targets, lip reading etc)
possible duplicate of How far away can you see light?
Jul
22
comment What energy type has less chance for resistance
Related: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/13608/…
Jul
12
comment When applying a template, which comes first: the template or the first level feat?
It seems like you're looking for rules citations, so I replaced [class-feature], which seemed orthogonal to your main question, with [rules-as-written], which seems more directly appropriate. Feel free to revert if you disagree.
Jul
9
comment How many levels should I remove from a 14th level Witch if I want to add 5 Mythic Tiers to her?
It also feels like you're latching on to a single, extremely specific solution to your problem. Is there a reason you can't use a homebrewed long-duration sleep spell?
Jul
9
comment How many levels should I remove from a 14th level Witch if I want to add 5 Mythic Tiers to her?
This is way too broad. This would be the equivalent of asking "I'm adding 5 class levels to a 14th level witch, what level should the witch be to stay a challenge for a level 10-12 party". The answer depends so heavily on exactly what abilities you're giving the witch that this can't really be answered without a lot more specificity.
Jul
8
comment Spell Rays and Reach-applied touch attack: delivery and onlooker perception
@GreySage ...the text of the feat? It's quoted in the question.
Jul
8
comment Creating a city made of illusion that won't be quickly figured out
@phyrfox That's not really a thing in 5th. 3rd ed had the idea that spells could have a moral character, but there is no "(evil)" descriptor for spells in 5th. Also, Detect Evil only detects creatures, so there's no way to detect spells that way.
Jul
7
comment How do you progress Divine Rank?
@SevenSidedDie Advancement works by fiat, everything else has a bunch of systems that make it run. For certain values of "run".
Jul
7
comment How do you progress Divine Rank?
Sure, but if you make a book that contains tons of mechanics and little fluff, you should probably at least make the mechanics work together. :) I would argue that statting out gods at all is a mistake, and this book just encourages you to make that mistake worse.
Jun
26
comment Does a White Mage Arcanist need to Use Magic Device to activate a Wand of Cure Light Wounds?
I think you misunderstood my misunderstanding. I'm saying that if being able to cast a spell from an item lets you make a magic item, then being able to cast a spell without a magic item works exactly as well in meeting requirements. The important part is that you can cast the spell, not where you got the ability to cast the spell.
Jun
26
comment Does a White Mage Arcanist need to Use Magic Device to activate a Wand of Cure Light Wounds?
You can already make wands just by being able to cast the spell. The crafting rules say "(although access through another magic item or spellcaster is allowed)". If you can meet a prereq by having a magic item cast the spell, you can certainly meet it by casting the spell yourself.
Jun
21
comment Name of a feat, race, or something else that lets a character intimidate more types of monsters in Pathfinder
Related: Are undead immune to intimidate/demoralize
Jun
15
comment Can Tenser's Floating Disk be ridden?
Aha. Quoting rules from the wrong edition generally gets a lot of downvotes around here. I'd suggest either significantly editing your answer so it addresses 3.5, or deleting it. If you delete it, those downvotes will disappear.
Jun
15
comment Can Tenser's Floating Disk be ridden?
Could you provide a reference to where you're finding this text? The version on the SRD doesn't mention being able to spend an action to move the disk.
Jun
6
comment AnyDice Help: ORE-Like Resolution
What if a single die is higher than any matched set? Like, if I rolled 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 6, could I take the 6, or am I stuck with the (1 + 1 + 1) = 3?
May
31
comment How far away can you see light?
Different edition, but related because the light rules are similar: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/60253/…
May
30
comment Can the Minor Conjuration ability gained by Wizards of the School of Conjuration be used to summon rare, expensive, consumable spell components?
I don't think that ability checks would change anything. It's an at-will ability with no real cost outside of some combat action economy considerations, so ability checks would just slow down play for no real benefit. I don't think that giving suggestions for how to limit abuse of this feature other than "don't allow material components" would make the answer better.
May
30
comment What system is most suited for my Harry Potter game?
I'm accepting this answer because it's the system that I ended up using. While the homebrews that you link all have baggage that make them unsuitable for my purposes, the system in general does everything that I want, while being a lot easier for me to grok than a game like Fate.
May
26
comment Does Muleback Cords' effect apply to something/one slung over my shoulder?
One thing is unclear to me here: Did your GM disagree because you were carrying him over your shoulder, and that doesn't count as 'carrying' to your GM, or did your GM disagree because a person doesn't count as "equipment or material"?
May
24
comment How do you calculate your character's Maximum Hit Points in D&D 5th Edition?
-1: This is a pretty thorough answer, but it's sort of long and complicated for a player who is new to the game and is trying to figure out the basics, like the querent seems to be.