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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
24
revised Can a single attack be a full attack action?
added 294 characters in body
Jan
24
answered Can a single attack be a full attack action?
Jan
24
comment Is an attack a check, or only similar to a check?
It is a Wisdom Check, just a specialisation of it (like a poodle is a specialisation of "dog" and is still a dog). Anything that gives a bonus to "Wisdom Checks" will give a bonus to "Wisdom (Perception) Checks" because it is a Wisdom Check. Meanwhile attack rolls aren't "Strength (Attack) Checks".
Jan
24
comment How does the Chain Lightning spell target?
@AlexisWilke "A target can be a creature or an object and can be targeted by only one of the bolts."
Jan
24
comment How does the Chain Lightning spell target?
I think this would be improved by either dropping the alien "line of effect" terminology and explaining it in 5e's own context, or defining it better. ('Not part of the game but has to be considered' is an unfortunate middle ground that is only meaningful to those who don't need an explanation.)
Jan
23
revised Where can I find A0 or A1 sized maps
edited tags
Jan
23
revised What swarm positionings in combat count as “contiguous”?
more descriptive title
Jan
23
comment What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
I've rolled back the edits that added answer-y bits to the question. (See the edit history for any copy-paste needs.) Regarding checkmarks: never feel like you have to give the checkmark to the most-upvoted answer. The checkmark is the question-asker's special privilege to lift their favourite answer to the top and give its writer a little reputation bonus.
Jan
23
revised What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jan
23
revised Monk's Martial Arts and Polearm Master
clarify a few things
Jan
23
comment Does Darkness cast a shadow?
The bit about light spells being dispelled isn't anything about destroying light, it's because darkness spells and light spells are opposites and the game needs to say something about how they interact.
Jan
23
reviewed No Action Needed Casting healing spells is automatically successful?
Jan
23
answered Wizard minor conjuration ability interpretation
Jan
23
comment Wizard minor conjuration ability interpretation
It looks like you accidentally registered two separate accounts, which will make managing your question difficult. You can request to have them merged by following the instructions in How do I merge accounts? in the help center.
Jan
23
revised Casting healing spells is automatically successful?
formatting
Jan
23
comment How do you show that a spell is prepared in Fantasy Grounds?
Your intent really isn't clear and still isn't. I still hope that you'll clarify this question further, because we really had to guess at what you were trying to say.
Jan
23
reviewed Leave Open Is there a way to simulate the 3.5e Factotum in 5e?
Jan
23
revised How do you show that a spell is prepared in Fantasy Grounds?
added 38 characters in body
Jan
22
revised Does Darkness cast a shadow?
phrase order matters
Jan
22
revised How does Armor of Agathys interact with getting temporary hit points?
more tags; replace code formatting with prose formatting (http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1483/is-there-a-functional-purpose-to-putting-things-in-code-text-here)