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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 (on hiatus) • Playing D&D 4eReading The Guide to Glorantha


Sep
24
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
24
answered For an Elder Polyp, do each of its tentacles get its own attack of opportunity?
Sep
23
comment DnD Next (Final Playtest) Finesse + Ability Modifier Damage
@JoshuaAslanSmith Yeah. Normally I wouldn't say anything, except that the quoted text is particularly ambiguous. If another rule somewhere else explains it, they should either not mention it again at all, or they should be very clear when they do so as to not introduce confusion. Even the non-Finesse bit above about ranged weapons doesn't make it clear whether it's a hit or damage bonus or both, and that sounds like a primary rule.
Sep
23
comment DnD Next (Final Playtest) Finesse + Ability Modifier Damage
Note that as this is a testing document, you need to report rules that are unclear like this to WotC. That's the point of the playtest. We may be able to help, but we are not a substitute for asking the developers to clarify playtest rules.
Sep
23
revised DnD Next (Final Playtest) Finesse + Ability Modifier Damage
deleted 4 characters in body; edited tags
Sep
23
revised What's so bad about Seeker anyways?
make pronouns match across paragraphs; comma
Sep
23
revised How many squares does a prone medium-sized creature occupy?
copyedit
Sep
21
comment Does Savage World have flying rules?
@Phil Since the question is about the existence of rules, I don't think it's necessary to go into detail. This should be enough to know SW will handle it fine (in any edition), and they can go get the book if they want the rules.
Sep
21
revised Does Savage World have flying rules?
how to get flight
Sep
21
answered Does Savage World have flying rules?
Sep
21
revised Do Psicrystals get feats?
copyedit
Sep
21
answered Savage Worlds: Lasers, Reflective Vests, and Armor Piercing
Sep
20
comment What's the up side of aquatic campaigns in Pathfinder?
What does "PJs" stand for? (Other than "pajamas"?)
Sep
19
comment Is there a mass combat system for 4E D&D which has the following features?
Also, it's designed by Fred Hicks, for what that's worth.
Sep
19
comment Is there a mass combat system for 4E D&D which has the following features?
Based on this review, it sounds like it might suit. Each unit is a "character" with the usual stats and skills, mat squares become miles instead of 5', adds new unit powers, and then it leverages existing rules to make a battle on this new scale between units. It even sounds like it mixes unit sizes flexibly so you can have PC in the field along with units representing 100s of individuals. No mention of morale in the review, though.
Sep
19
revised Is there a mass combat system for 4E D&D which has the following features?
add relevant link
Sep
19
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
19
revised Sources for officially published GURPS monsters
rolled back to a previous revision
Sep
19
revised How do I apply size modifiers (in a melee attack) with hit location in GURPS?
unclear if OP means melee or ranged, so expand to cover both
Sep
17
comment How do you keep PCs from killing each other when 1 or more is evil?
Trying to understand Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire through the lens of alignment can only cause confusion. No spoilers, but very few characters that start out seemingly "evil" actually turn out to be evil people later in the series. Everyone is shades of grey, including the "good" guys.