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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 WorldPlaying D&D 4eReading The Guide to Glorantha


Sep
11
comment Do Blades of Death and Uncanny Blow stack with each other in any way?
@KRyan I stand by my reasoning. Nothing can be both exotic and martial at the same time; it's one or the other. HO is welcome to take the info on multipliers and ignore the note if their judgement firmly disagrees.
Sep
11
comment Do Blades of Death and Uncanny Blow stack with each other in any way?
@Helplessone Actually, two-handing it is exactly what makes it not exotic. See its description in the SRD (scroll down to "Sword, Bastard"). Used two-handed it is a martial weapon. Because it requires training to use one-handed it counts as exotic when one-handed, but two-handed it is a plain martial weapon. Since this feat requires using it two-handed, as soon as you do use it two-handed it is a martial weapon and doesn't qualify for the feat.
Sep
11
answered Do Blades of Death and Uncanny Blow stack with each other in any way?
Sep
11
comment Do Blades of Death and Uncanny Blow stack with each other in any way?
It's only exotic one-handed. These feats require the use of two hands, in which case it is a martial weapon.
Sep
11
comment Do Blades of Death and Uncanny Blow stack with each other in any way?
Neither of those can be used with a bastard sword?
Sep
10
comment What is a good way to explain the difference between a Chaotic Neutral character, and a character who is just crazed?
The only reason crazy enters the issue is because "CN = crazy" is a common misunderstanding. Addressing it beyond "CN ≠ crazy" isn't really relevant to the question. That's why it's not addressed in any other answer, and they focus on a solution to the problem of how one can explain CN properly.
Sep
10
revised Can Augmented psionic powers be made permanent, maybe via Incarnate?
fix title
Sep
10
comment Can Augmented psionic powers be made permanent, maybe via Incarnate?
@KRyan Good questions have context; but you're right that they shouldn't have a long ramble of context.
Sep
10
revised Does the Tiefling mutation manifest at a greater probability per child in later generations?
not actually about probabilities as that tag is defined; this is more like a setting/lore question
Sep
10
comment Playing Fate with competitive players
@edgerunner In my experience, the players prone to optimising still do what looks like optimising to them despite the objective futility, and then simply don't understand why the experience sucks.
Sep
9
comment What's the up side of aquatic campaigns in Pathfinder?
@Zach We're not really set up to give that kind of advice-by-pile-of-examples. You're not missing anything except a compatible disposition; you should play an aquatic campaign because you want to. It has more restrictions, yes—why would anyone want to play with more restrictions, you wonder? Why does anyone play a videogame on Hard rather than Easy? If hard mode isn't interesting without extra enticements, don't play hard mode. Similarly, if an aquatic campaign isn't interesting without extra enticements, don't play one. People's taste differ, and not everything is for everyone.
Sep
9
revised Does Teamwork make you give up your action?
The question isn't about FAE (FAE is background context) so the tag doesn't apply
Sep
9
revised Best way to get players to think about their backgrounds within the game?
adjust tags per comments, and note up-front that it's 4e (for context) but general answers are acceptable
Sep
8
revised What alternatives to hit points are there for abstracting wounds?
"bogging" from "bog" (mire, swamp): no L
Sep
8
comment What alternatives to hit points are there for abstracting wounds?
For thinking about how stress doesn't work like hit points (it doesn't abstract damage) and what it does represent, "Fate Doesn't Have a Damage System" is very good reading.
Sep
8
comment What's the up side of aquatic campaigns in Pathfinder?
I'm unsure why you would want to play an aquatic campaign if you wanted it to be just like a surface campaign. Can you clarify this in your question: if you don't want to deal with an aquatic environment and the differences/challenges it brings, what are your actual reasons for wanting to run an aquatic campaign? If we know what your desired goal is, we can help you better.
Sep
7
revised Where can I find rules for creating pocket dimensions?
"balance" isn't really a thing in 2e
Sep
7
answered Where can I find rules for creating pocket dimensions?
Sep
6
comment How do I safely break stereotypes in my games?
What measure are you judging "safely" by? Clearly you're not worried about being knifed over it. ;) So you may have to be more specific about what what you want to avoid happening while getting to your goal.
Sep
6
comment My friends and I are new to RPGs and need a system I can DM and they can pick up. Suggestions?
@AlexP Yeah, I could see that. :) Anaphory's answer about Dungeon World addresses most of my concerns on that count, and does it pretty well! It makes a good case for how the creative demands are distributed being clever enough to short-circuit the usual blank chalkboard problem.