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Roleplayer, lapsed blogger, and full-time dad.

Started playing with AD&D 1e and GMing with AD&D 2e. Ran D&D 3.x, 4e briefly, then became a fan of indie games and the OSR and expanded my horizons from there. Fond of GMless and short-form games that suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Apocalypse WorldPlaying D&D 4eScheming Earthdawn 3eReading The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding


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reviewed No Action Needed How can I keep Darkness on a monster
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reviewed Leave Closed Is it possible? Arcane Archer at lvl 5?
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comment Is it possible? Arcane Archer at lvl 5?
@JackLesnie I didn't get that impression of its meaning at all, which means it's unclear to at least one of us.
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reviewed Close Is every high-level druid supposed to have a treant bodyguard?
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reviewed Leave Open How to decide the level of new monsters?
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comment How long does a game of Microscope take?
@SeamusH From experience facilitating the game both at home and at conventions, this is how long it takes. What is missing?
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revised What does a Copper Dragon's Slow Gas do?
code ticks are not for highlighting technical terms: replace with prose formatting that is semantically designed for keyword highlighting
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revised How to decide the level of new monsters?
format links
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comment Is teleporting out of a grab considered escaping it?
Regarding the last edit: keeping it around because it has good discussion attached to it isn't helpful, because comments are temporary, so the discussion won't be here later. If you want to preserve the discussion's informational value, you should synthesise it into a proper answer instead. If you're not interested in reworking the answer to present these insights in a cohesive post, deleting is probably for the best.
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comment What is “Following through someone else's move”?
I believe they are limited to actual, full-scale battles, in the sense that a literal battle has to be part of the fiction before the battle moves can be brought in. The first line is an excellent answer that clears up the difference, but I think the examples could be much better. :)
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revised Can you cast a spell and use the attack action in the same turn?
grammar the title
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comment What is “Following through someone else's move”?
The NPC example: whose move is Taylor following through on? I also don't see how the examples count as battles with bullets flying.
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comment What are the real Challenge Ratings of Copper and Red Dragons?
It may be worth emphasising that the abilities of a copper dragon are more relevant against squishy humanoids than a a red dragon: spider climb makes a hostile copper in complex tunnels a lot more terrifyingly ambush-y à la Aliens (and negates a lot of the typical "how to make dragon fight easier: box it in so it can't fly out of melee range" advice), but that's not going to impact a red as much. Similarly, being able to control the rock around the party could be devastating if used right, but wouldn't be as useful against an angry red.
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revised What is “Following through someone else's move”?
added 10 characters in body
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answered What is “Following through someone else's move”?
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revised Is there a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style of character creator?
tags per comments; more descriptive title
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comment Is it legal to get species stats from Edge of The Empire if you only have Age of Rebellion?
@Lenape Of course not; a GM giving numbers to their players is not publishing. Private use is an absolutely protected right. But saying getting material online is the same as copying from a friend's book is an old myth that isn't true, because there's a difference: you're friend isn't publishing the copied material, but getting it online does involve publishing, and that difference is exactly what you can't do without WotC's permission.
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comment Help finding D&D coin look-alike monster
Infamously, the Appendices' pages are unnumbered, so "Dragon 139, p. 70" is probably the most precise cite to a source of stats, too. No picture in that article, alas.
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comment Help finding D&D coin look-alike monster
Some more googling: the FR wiki cites Dragon 139 as describing the lock lurker, confirmed in p. 70 article summary in RPGGeek. That pushes the earliest publication to at least 1988; but the 1992 and 1994 Appendices are probably more responsible for more people knowing about it though (each equally, I bet, as FRA was first and FR was popular, but the Annual had wider appeal). It appears to be an Ed Greenwood original creature.