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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. Particularly fond of GMless and short-form games because they suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Dungeon World in UndermountainPlaying nothing • Scheming nothing • Writing Broken Swords RPGReading GURPS 4th Edition Basic Set


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comment Can a spellcaster use spell slots above their normal limit if their ability scores allow bonus spells of that level?
The answers appears to be the same though. I'm not sure that we need a question inspired by argument over the answers on another question, when it only gathers the same answers.
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comment What is the definition of “hitting” when a move misses but still deals damage
I believe this answer went wrong by answering just what the title could be read as asking, without gathering context from the body.
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revised How to improve AC when it's so low that enemies hit on 3–5?
copyedit
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comment Can a spellcaster use spell slots above their normal limit if their ability scores allow bonus spells of that level?
possible duplicate of Can I use a Heighten Spell on high ability score extra spell slot to benefit from a Reserve Feat?
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comment Can a spellcaster use spell slots above their normal limit if their ability scores allow bonus spells of that level?
How is this not a duplicate of the question you linked to in the first sentence?
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answered Is it possible to substitute actual items for the material components in spells?
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comment What should I consider when creating a time travel adventure?
This is a very specific interpretation of time-travel paradoxes, but you're presenting it as the only way time-travel paradoxes might work in a fiction. For example, none of this is relevant if time-travel works according to the many-worlds hypothesis (which instead has its own complications unrelated to paradoxes). An answer like this that says paradoxes necessarily work this way is unsupportable.
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comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
I've added a note saying that this is an issue of preference that different people feel strongly about. I hope that ends the flood of argument comments.
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revised How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
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comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
@Ellesedil I can only advise you to try it: make all knowledge and search rolls secret, then make all attack rolls in secret. You'll notice that it's only useful for knowledge/search. And of course, if you only make a roll in secret when you're going to give misinformation that defeats the purpose... but you don't know that until you see the roll, so you always roll those in secret. And, I make no comment on GMing style; rolling openly or secretly is a valid preference issue; I only note that this solves the problem presented.
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revised Resources for Creating a Home-Brewed Alchemy System Using Real World Herbs?
more on comfrey; correct author name
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answered Resources for Creating a Home-Brewed Alchemy System Using Real World Herbs?
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comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
@Ellesedil Not true. If you fumble on an attack, the character knows it. It's only rolls about hidden knowledge that have the problem with the die roll giving away information the character wouldn't have, not the fact that fumbles are implemented.
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revised How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
background info doesn't go in tags
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comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
@petec That's right. I've updated the answer to clear that up.
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revised How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
Yes, hidden; deleted 8 characters in body; added 5 characters in body
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revised How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
copyedit; retag; more descriptive title
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answered How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
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comment Can a spellcaster use spell slots above their normal limit if their ability scores allow bonus spells of that level?
@DuckTapeal An official FAQ explaining what the rules mean not being the official answer on the RAW would be useless.
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revised Can a Bloodclaw Master stack Superior TWF with Improved/Greater TWF?
more descriptive title