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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


Feb
20
revised Adding Magi-Tech to 5E
edited tags
Feb
20
revised Are there any Open d6 pre-made modules/adventures out there?
added 2 characters in body
Feb
20
answered Are there any Open d6 pre-made modules/adventures out there?
Feb
20
revised Are there any Open d6 pre-made modules/adventures out there?
copyedit; edited tags
Feb
20
comment How much damage can a druid Wild Shaped into a spider take without dying instantly?
@KRyan If the game were more precise and legalistic in its wording in general, I'd agree that's relevant circumstantial evidence, but it's the opposite, so I disagree. In any case, I've petitioned for the Word of Crawford regarding the atomicity of Instant Death.
Feb
20
comment How much damage can a druid Wild Shaped into a spider take without dying instantly?
@Timbo Bottom of page 66.
Feb
20
comment How much damage can a druid Wild Shaped into a spider take without dying instantly?
@Javelin Precisely what the question is. However, since the example you're pointing at doesn't mention instant death, let alone when to check for it relative to reversion, it's not useful evidence for any claims about when to check for instant death relative to reversion. (What the text is saying is that the unconsciousness check happens after reversion, because that is a special rule about how Wild Shape works.)
Feb
20
comment How much damage can a druid Wild Shaped into a spider take without dying instantly?
The example doesn't say what the animal form's max HP were though, so it's not clear that the example is relevant to this interaction; if the form in the example has 10 or more max HP, then the Instant Death rules wouldn't trigger regardless. Considering example text goes for the simplest case rather than the more complex cases, I think it's safe to assume that it does not contain an unwritten assumption that would be relevant to rules it doesn't mention.
Feb
20
answered Does the Flyby trait apply when starting on the ground next to an enemy?
Feb
20
comment Any news regarding Planescape?
The edit isn't exactly what I meant, but the added stuff about it not being enough to base a campaign in without a lot of work, and that sparse material being obviously intended as only enough to make it a place for Prime PCs to visit, is even better suited to the question than the minor quibble I was thinking of, so never mind! :)
Feb
20
revised What is the maximum damage done by Divine Smite?
a bit clearer, with more quoted
Feb
20
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
20
comment My party is struggling in every way!
It sounds like their play habits/tactics have just been conditioned by previous campaigns and they haven't adjusted yet.
Feb
20
comment Any news regarding Planescape?
You may want to revise the language: while the "Creating a Multiverse" chapter of the DMG does talk about the "default D&D cosmology", it simultaneously says that a no campaign starts with that default. So when you write things like "the Inner Planes differ", it's a bit more complicated than that. It's more like, all the ingredients for creating both the Planescape cosmology and the D&D 4e cosmology are in the buffet but you're given an empty plate.
Feb
20
revised Does an unarmed strike get double damage on a critical hit?
added 67 characters in body
Feb
20
revised What is the maximum damage done by Divine Smite?
quote
Feb
20
comment Level required to increase spell damage
Yep, I was misremembering the conclusion of the duplicate of this question. (I've VTC'd as duplicate, BTW.)
Feb
20
answered What is the maximum damage done by Divine Smite?
Feb
20
revised How can I DM a character with more social skills than me?
I don't see anything about social combat here
Feb
20
comment Is necromancy necessarily evil in 5e or Forgotten Realms?
Relevant to question assumptions: Is Forgotten Realms the default setting in 5e?