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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


Jan
25
revised What are some standard monsters or NPCs that can dispel magic?
deleted 1 character in body; edited tags; edited title
Jan
25
comment German spell descriptions for DnD 5e?
@Alexis Using a translation is not the issue. Sharing the translation is a copyright violation, and we avoid enabling access to pirated material. It sucks, but that's an objection to the law, not evidence that it's legal.
Jan
24
comment Mage armor and unconscious condition
@Avaro, which PC is falling unconscious and later getting healed in your example? Is it the monk, or the wizard?
Jan
24
comment How many Actions are allowed per round in DND 5e for a 2nd level Rogue
Keep in mind that you can only sneak attack with finesse or ranged weapons, which excludes longswords.
Jan
24
comment German spell descriptions for DnD 5e?
(Anyone wondering about the copyright stuff around translations, these are good lay primers: Copyright in translations [US]; Translation and Copyright [Canada]. It will be similar in other Berne Convention nations.)
Jan
24
comment Making custom classes and advanced moves
@Tanath Yeah, that's a much more succinct treatment of the move idea!
Jan
24
revised How long would it take to suffocate in a demiplane created by the spell of the same name?
added 115 characters in body
Jan
24
comment How long would it take to suffocate in a demiplane created by the spell of the same name?
@Lexible All parts of the demiplane that are't already defined by the spell are going to depend on what kind of planar cosmology the DM has constructed; the spell demiplane isn't a special case or exception to that rule.
Jan
24
revised Wizard minor conjuration ability interpretation
added 444 characters in body
Jan
24
comment Wizard minor conjuration ability interpretation
Actually, wait, I do take a stand in the footnote as I reread it. That's stronger than I really meant; I should edit that.
Jan
24
comment Wizard minor conjuration ability interpretation
@BaconBits Again, that's why the answer says DMs are going to rule that bit about puddles/buckets/whatever differently, because of the additional need to interpret the meaning of the word "object". Can you cut up a page and have it still count as an undamaged object? What about a bucket of oil? What's the difference? (Hint: it's an unsolved problem in philosophy!) Since it's unclear (and currently insolvable anyway), DMs are within their rights to rule as they see fit on this, per use of the ability. I take no stand about that in the answer, just give a caveat emptor.
Jan
24
reviewed No Action Needed Mage armor and unconscious condition
Jan
24
answered How long would it take to suffocate in a demiplane created by the spell of the same name?
Jan
24
comment Wizard minor conjuration ability interpretation
@BaconBits Because 5e is written in natural language as a deliberate design choice, where it doesn't refer explicitly to a game term, words just mean what they mean in English. "Damage" then, means just what it means in the real world. Note that opening the stopper on a bottle is not "damage" in English usage; what that means for tools and weapons is up to the DM just like how what damages a pool-object is.
Jan
24
revised Can a single attack be a full attack action?
added 294 characters in body
Jan
24
answered Can a single attack be a full attack action?
Jan
24
comment Is an attack a check, or only similar to a check?
It is a Wisdom Check, just a specialisation of it (like a poodle is a specialisation of "dog" and is still a dog). Anything that gives a bonus to "Wisdom Checks" will give a bonus to "Wisdom (Perception) Checks" because it is a Wisdom Check. Meanwhile attack rolls aren't "Strength (Attack) Checks".
Jan
24
comment How does the Chain Lightning spell target?
@AlexisWilke "A target can be a creature or an object and can be targeted by only one of the bolts."
Jan
24
comment How does the Chain Lightning spell target?
I think this would be improved by either dropping the alien "line of effect" terminology and explaining it in 5e's own context, or defining it better. ('Not part of the game but has to be considered' is an unfortunate middle ground that is only meaningful to those who don't need an explanation.)
Jan
23
revised Where can I find A0 or A1 sized maps
edited tags