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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
27
comment Can a PC use a mirror or other sight enhancer to use sacred flame at a target around a corner?
Except, nearly every spell is worded that way. Are we supposed to believe that most spells ignore the basic targeting rules unless they repeat them in their description? If yes, then one wonders why the basic targeting rules even exist…
Jan
27
comment Can I use a spell with a casting time of “Bonus Action” as my action?
Reviewing the limitation on one-spell-per-turn in the PHB, I see what you mean: it's only attached to bonus action spells, and is per turn, which might mean (though "turn" is ambiguous in the PHB), that another spell can be cast out-of-turn as a reaction. I'm not sure that works (with that "turn" meaning ambiguity), but I'm also not sure it doesn't. :)
Jan
27
revised Can I use a spell with a casting time of “Bonus Action” as my action?
clean up formatting & quote intro; clarify turn/round difference in last paragraph
Jan
27
comment Can I use a spell with a casting time of “Bonus Action” as my action?
Your last paragraph isn't clear. Are you saying that works, or are you saying it's so rare anyway that it's okay that it doesn't work?
Jan
27
comment Is it legal to get species stats from Edge of The Empire if you only have Age of Rebellion?
@LenieLenape But do you actually need the book to use the stats? If no, then you technically don't need the books if you get the cheatsheets.
Jan
27
comment Is it legal to get species stats from Edge of The Empire if you only have Age of Rebellion?
@Flamma It's based on the "economic impact" prong of Fair Use doctrine: basically, the courts care whether the copying reduces the economic value of the original. If these cheatsheets mean lots of people can use content from of the book without buying it, Fair Use doesn't apply and full copyright liability is due.
Jan
26
answered Is it legal to get species stats from Edge of The Empire if you only have Age of Rebellion?
Jan
26
comment System and adventures suitable for cooperative GM-less (or GM-lite) Dungeon Crawl
You can assume that, if a question here is on-topic and unclosed, board/card games are never a topical answer. That stuff goes to Boardgames.SE.
Jan
26
revised Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
fix formatting
Jan
26
comment System and adventures suitable for cooperative GM-less (or GM-lite) Dungeon Crawl
See What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
Jan
26
comment System and adventures suitable for cooperative GM-less (or GM-lite) Dungeon Crawl
It sounds like you're assuming a lot of little details that will appear in such a system (like that the game will have levels, how the system uses/makes adventures, etc.) that aren't necessarily part of every GM-less dungeon-crawling non-random-adventure game. Are these details that you've thought about and mean to be required, or are they just assumptions because you don't know what's out there? In other words, are you open to answers that don't fit these little details, if the answer does fit your bolded requirements and overall goal?
Jan
26
revised Playing as, not with, ourselves
fix the "you" bits when it's supposed to be *others* you're ranking; copyedit bits; break out the running example into clearly-marked example boxes
Jan
26
reviewed Close How large should the Large Sheet of Paper be?
Jan
26
reviewed Reviewed Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
Jan
26
revised Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
copyedit; add link
Jan
26
reviewed Reviewed Have any systems incorporated Avatar: The Last Airbender?
Jan
26
revised Have any systems incorporated Avatar: The Last Airbender?
format link
Jan
26
revised System and adventures suitable for cooperative GM-less (or GM-lite) Dungeon Crawl
second pass copyedit
Jan
26
revised System and adventures suitable for cooperative GM-less (or GM-lite) Dungeon Crawl
first-pass copyedit/formatting; edit tags
Jan
26
revised How does a GM decide what Duty Values to assign?
a more substantial/descriptive title will bring in more eyeballs; tighten up the question body (it was half apologies!)