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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 in UndermountainPlaying nothing • Scheming nothing • Writing Broken Swords RPGReading GURPS 4th Edition Basic Set


Jan
12
comment Is the information gained from a knowledge check fallible?
@mxyzplk Only in some systems. Other systems do have rules answers for this, eg. Burning Wheel, Dungeon World. This Q reads to me like a D&D-dependent question.
Jan
12
comment Is the information gained from a knowledge check fallible?
This is very system-dependent. Consider retagging to fit your actual problem scope, even if you think this could be more general. There are too many system nuances to have a general answer to this.
Jan
12
revised Why does everyone carry a 10' pole?
make tangent read more like a tangent
Jan
11
revised Racial features in Dungeon World
remove extra tags: Eberron is just an example, not core to the Q; [balance] is for techniques to balance characters in-game, not for just talking about balance generally
Jan
11
answered Racial features in Dungeon World
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
11
comment Confusion about magic weapon pricing
I think a few words of overview to give a reader some idea of why the link is worth visiting would be useful, but I also think just giving the explanation here is appropriate. A link to the other question might be a nice extra though. I think providing a complete answer in one place takes priority over avoiding a small bit of redundancy.
Jan
11
comment Does D&D 3.5e have rules for firearms?
They'd make good "magic items" in a Return to the Barrier Peaks adventure, though.
Jan
11
comment Confusion about magic weapon pricing
I think there might also be some confusion in the OP about whether a magic weapon must have a magical +1 or if it can get by with the mundane +1 from being masterwork. Could you edit to clarify that point?
Jan
11
revised Do animal companions get bonus attacks due to high BAB?
correct the analysis of the article, per comments; edited body
Jan
11
comment Do animal companions get bonus attacks due to high BAB?
Oh, I see! That's a Druid class feature, not a feature of animal companions in general. So the article is right, but it's not talking about BAB as you were thinking. It gets the second attack because of the Druid's class feature + Multiattack.
Jan
11
revised Do animal companions get bonus attacks due to high BAB?
Contradicts wolf entry too
Jan
11
answered Do animal companions get bonus attacks due to high BAB?
Jan
10
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
10
revised When GMing in a high-tech game world how do you handle potentially disruptive tech?
remove system-specific tag since it's only a footnote to the question: there's nothing here about Eclipse Phase's particular mechanics or setting
Jan
9
comment Converting from AD&D Second Edition to AD&D
You can pretty much use 2nd ed materials verbatim with 1st edition rules, so without more information I don't think you'll get much in the way of answers. If something in particular is giving you trouble, could you ask more specifically about that?
Jan
9
comment Common Dice Mechanics
Dice programs are quite common now—lots of roleplaying is done online now, what with groups growing up and moving apart but still wanting to play together, and lone gamers who don't have any fellow gamers in even extended driving distance.
Jan
8
comment Common Dice Mechanics
Here's how I would research this. Find a dice-roller program under ongoing development and improvement → look at the rolls available; find its user forums → read about the missing roll types that users want (and have wanted in the older posts about previous versions) for their games. You'll get a more complete answer and a better "in the trenches" look at current terminology than here. And I don't often say that elsewhere would give better answers! (This is how I learned about a lot of odd roll types during the heyday of Google Wave and the development of dice bits for it.)
Jan
8
comment Can a wizard change a spell they have prepared?
I didn't see the first draft, but I can say this made the differences clear and the flow is good.
Jan
8
comment Supernatural abilities and spell duration
Perhaps that's intentional. A young kitsune is not entirely in command of their more demanding powers.