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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
9
revised Can I have an Animal Companions without being a druid or ranger?
a figure dash ≠ minus sign!
Jan
9
revised Can I have an Animal Companions without being a druid or ranger?
more descriptive title; tags; punctuation
Jan
9
reviewed Leave Open What good are Data Sprites?
Jan
9
reviewed Close Why do Ability Score method names imply difficulty inversely?
Jan
9
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
9
comment Communicating with Conjured Creatures
@sadaqah RAW, only verbal commands are obeyed. If you're playing a deeply dramatic game, that might result in some interesting running telepathic commentary from a couatl who resents the summoning. ("I hear and obey... you jerk.")
Jan
9
comment Communicating with Conjured Creatures
Or even understand non-commands. It's less than one-way: it's special purpose. They may not even understand the commands themselves, and merely act due to some impulse implanted by the magic.
Jan
9
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
9
comment How can I manage my campaign digitally, without using a screen at the table?
@Cthos That's the goal! I'm quite at home in software and work best digitally... until I'm at the table. And then I'm decidedly analogue. I hope to bridge the two.
Jan
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
9
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
9
comment How can I manage my campaign digitally, without using a screen at the table?
(Kudos to BESW for helping me workshop this.)
Jan
9
asked How can I manage my campaign digitally, without using a screen at the table?
Jan
8
comment While using Wild Shape, do I use Unarmored Defense or the creature's Armor Class?
Perfect! That should stave off any doubts about duplication, and as a bonus, clearly communicates the contents of this question on the front page of the site.
Jan
8
comment While using Wild Shape, do I use Unarmored Defense or the creature's Armor Class?
Going in the right direction, but the other question could still have that title. Something that includes the points where this is different?
Jan
8
comment While using Wild Shape, do I use Unarmored Defense or the creature's Armor Class?
I think the not-duplicate-ness would be more obvious if the title was phrased as a unique question instead of just a list of the involved mechanics, since this title could equally appear on that other question. But I'm failing to come up with a good title.
Jan
8
revised What does getting 'killed outright' mean for Relentless Endurance?
deleted 10 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Jan
8
revised Can I increase the Critical Threat Range of my Animal Companion's natural weapons?
deleted 13 characters in body; edited title; edited tags
Jan
8
comment Does a ring of force shield occupy the hand wearing it?
@LucasLeblanc Not reopening this year-old argument (which are not supposed to happen in comments anyway, so I'll probably be deleting that comment). I've voted this down and voted up the other, and that's the most I'm interested in doing on this point.
Jan
8
revised Does natural armor stack with unarmored defense?
copyedit