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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 Apocalypse WorldPlaying D&D 5eScheming Hillfolk RPG and RuneQuest 6 GloranthaReading everything by C. J. Cherryh and King of Sartar by Greg Stafford


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answered Can Wall of Stone merge with gravel, riprap, ballast rock, aggregate, or other non-solid/non-compacted forms of stone?
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comment Can spells be cast through a Wall of Force
This is why 5e is written with smart human interpretation in mind, not for smart human interpreters mistakenly assuming it's written for dumb computers.
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comment Can spells be cast through a Wall of Force
Because needing to seems ridiculous. "[Y]ou must have a clear path to it" is about as clear and unambiguous as a rule can be. (Aside, cover is not just about targeting. Read all three degrees again.)
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comment Can spells be cast through a Wall of Force
@Shalvenay All degrees of cover are about blocking… except for the wording of total cover. Except that they are introduced as three degrees of the same thing, so it's pretty clear that total cover is about being totally blocked, visibility through an exceptional invisible blocking cover notwithstanding. Otherwise, you could shoot arrows with impunity through a glass wall three feet thick; reductio ad absurdum then supports the simpler, saner, and more consistent "three degrees" reading.
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answered Can spells be cast through a Wall of Force
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revised Can weapon special abilities that don't say they're passed on to ammunition be added to ranged weapons?
onto/on to homophone fix (the construction here is "pass ... on" followed by preposition "to")
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revised Shield Master - Does the reaction to block a Fireball happen before or after the Dexterity saving throw?
fix confusing heading
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revised Costs of magic arrows
unless you're not the DM
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answered Costs of magic arrows
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revised What system would best capture the style and feel of TMNT mechanically?
add a link and exact game title, because otherwise most people will assume it's homebrew!
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revised Party communication across languages
format quote example as quote & entity-escape the angle brackets
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revised Shield Master - Does the reaction to block a Fireball happen before or after the Dexterity saving throw?
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comment Shield Master - Does the reaction to block a Fireball happen before or after the Dexterity saving throw?
@KRyan Done! Also, the statistical improvement occurred to me, so I threw that in.
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revised Shield Master - Does the reaction to block a Fireball happen before or after the Dexterity saving throw?
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comment Shield Master - Does the reaction to block a Fireball happen before or after the Dexterity saving throw?
@KRyan Keep in mind that this is only 1/3 of Shield Master's effects. One third of its effect being to give you an otherwise inaccessible use for a reaction, used like a normal reaction, is not really awful. (Note that I'm not convinced this is RAI, and have tweeted Crawford for clarification.)
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revised What are the choices for proficiency in a musical instrument?
fix list markup
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revised Shield Master - Does the reaction to block a Fireball happen before or after the Dexterity saving throw?
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comment Shield Master - Does the reaction to block a Fireball happen before or after the Dexterity saving throw?
@harlandski The general context is the same as the trigger. ("When" would still make it the trigger, too anyway.)
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revised Shield Master - Does the reaction to block a Fireball happen before or after the Dexterity saving throw?
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