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Roleplayer, lapsed blogger, and full-time dad.

Have been playing and GMing D&Ds from B/X to D&D 5e. Becoming a fan of indie games and the OSR in the mid 2000s expanded my horizons for both trad and indie games. Fond of GMless and short-form games that suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running RuneQuest 6 GloranthaPlaying D&D 5eScheming Hillfolk RPGReading everything by C. J. Cherryh and King of Sartar by Greg Stafford


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revised Are true drake powers active in both in natural and drake form?
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comment Are true drake powers active in both in natural and drake form?
Great, thanks for tweaking that. :)
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comment Are true drake powers active in both in natural and drake form?
Is this a lore question? If not and it's mechanical, should it be tagged with a specific edition? (I'm not familiar enough with Shadowrun to make that judgement myself, so I ask.)
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revised Is there a way to play as an actual Arcane Archer in D&D 4e?
it's the advertised flavour that's wanted, regardless of how short the implementation fell
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comment Is there a rules light game which supports classless characters, simple and tactical combat, and the game master running a GMPC?
D&D and the games made from it are the only ones that work just like the D&D stuff you've read, yes.
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comment How can I make a Pathfinder campaign like the Monster Hunter video game series?
Also, the balance in RIFTS is nearly impossible to break (it's already shattered) and has room for every idea, so it lets you not worry about balance and just get on with playing the super-awesome ideas.
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revised Are spent spell slots maintained when True Polymorphing between two spellcasting forms?
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revised Are there errors in the save bonus values within the stat blocks of some 5e monster Manual stat blocks (e.g. Dracoliches)?
pull in some clarifying info from comments
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comment How can I make a Pathfinder campaign like the Monster Hunter video game series?
Pathfinder has pretty clear help on how to provide treasure, and how to select monsters, so it's unclear what the problem is there. Further, I suspect by “resource management” you mean you want to homebrew something like the MH inventory/crafting system, which is a whole question on its own (and might be too broad on its own, even). Overall, this is vague and all over the place and not going to get answered well in its current form, so I'm putting it on hold as unclear. If you can figure out how to ask about a specific part of this you're having trouble designing, that edit might help.
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reviewed Edit Could RFS work with a “highest die in the pool is the result” mechanic instead of the sum?
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revised Could RFS work with a “highest die in the pool is the result” mechanic instead of the sum?
expand with a clarifying message in chat
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revised How can I make a Pathfinder campaign like the Monster Hunter video game series?
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comment How to kill PC without hard feelings
There has been way too much discussion in these comments. Either make an answer or go to Role-playing Games Chat. Thank you.
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revised Are the old boxed sets' contents compatible with the new Dragon Age RPG Core Rulebook?
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revised If I have four hands, is there anything preventing wielding a magic item in each?
copyedit; more descriptive title; edited tags
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revised game-recommendation wiki description
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revised game-recommendation wiki excerpt
the link name is actually different in different places (hover-over popup is "info", list of tagged questions is "learn more…"); edited body
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reviewed Reviewed Paladin Smite Spells and the Steed: Can either or both trigger the damage?
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revised Paladin Smite Spells and the Steed: Can either or both trigger the damage?
clarify last sentence; replace all-caps emphasis with formatting emphasis
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comment Could RFS work with a “highest die in the pool is the result” mechanic instead of the sum?
What's the difficulty here? Is it simply doubt? Can you tell us a bit about why you think it wouldn't work, or what you're concerned might happen if you try it? If you can give us a bit more background to your conundrum, we will be much better equipped to solve your problem well.