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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


Feb
20
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
20
reviewed Reopen Major and minor creation as crafting materials
Feb
20
reviewed Close Is there a creature similar to The Thing?
Feb
19
comment How to keep the group engaged when the party is split?
This jibes well with my experience with split groups (which has happened a lot in our current Apocalypse World game), +1.
Feb
19
comment How much damage can a druid Wild Shaped into a spider take without dying instantly?
Nicely and informatively covers both readings without privileging one or the other before getting to table rulings. I don't think I have anything to add! I'll wait a while to accept to give the chance that someone gets the Word of Crawford on it, but this is good.
Feb
19
comment How much damage can a druid Wild Shaped into a spider take without dying instantly?
@Miniman The damage scale really breaks down, down here with the small critters, doesn't it. But now I'm imagining a much bigger, bitier lizard, which is fun.
Feb
19
asked How much damage can a druid Wild Shaped into a spider take without dying instantly?
Feb
19
comment How to keep the group engaged when the party is split?
This may be a duplicate: Tasks for a split party. I can't tell if the different details make them sufficiently different or not. Does it solve your problem?
Feb
19
comment Is there a lower limit to the size of creature a druid can wild shape into?
Hah, well done. I didn't even think to check that. My 3.x mental habits are showing.
Feb
19
comment Is there a lower limit to the size of creature a druid can wild shape into?
There are several definitions of "animal." Using the scientific meaning of "animal" for understanding the Beast type would make it include every creature in the book that wasn't a construct, undead, or plant — including humans. Obviously then, 5e isn't using the scientific meaning of "animal" to define beasts. The definition of "animal" outside scientific usage varies, but may or may not include bugs. Regardless, starting from the scientific meaning doesn't lead where you end up, as it would actually include way more than bugs.
Feb
19
comment Are there any other games with a class system like WFRP 2nd edition's career system?
Well, I'm only one voter, and I have been wrong before. Other voters will decide it one way or the other.
Feb
19
revised Does a marked enemy trigger a Combat Challenge attack when it isn't adjacent and attacks?
more descriptive title
Feb
19
comment Are there any other games with a class system like WFRP 2nd edition's career system?
Could be I misunderstand. Still, this is way too broad. "Is there any other game that works like game X" is always going to be too broad, for the reasons in the meta I linked to.
Feb
19
revised Is there a lower limit to the size of creature a druid can wild shape into?
edited tags
Feb
19
comment Is there a lower limit to the size of creature a druid can wild shape into?
That is the kind of commentary I was thinking should be in the answer.
Feb
19
comment Is there a lower limit to the size of creature a druid can wild shape into?
Wild shape isn't limited to the contents MM. Any comment on how this DM can/should handle wild shaping into really tiny beasts, such as a shrew?
Feb
18
comment Casting sleep on an opponent in water, bad day for them?
@Miniman RIGHT. I did misread that. So round 1: sleep and fall into the water; round 2: 1 round minimum grace period; round 3: HP goes to zero.
Feb
18
comment What's a reasonable range for the shoot skill?
Meh. It's about obstructions less than distance. Make it four then. Your judgement that says it should be more is exactly what the rules say you're supposed to use to figure this out.
Feb
18
comment Fate Core incongruence in Action's outcomes?
This is a very nice first answer! Welcome to RPG.SE. If you're new to Stack Exchange, you might check out the tour and the help center—they're a useful introduction to how things work around here.
Feb
18
comment What's a reasonable range for the shoot skill?
@Mouhgouda Your question is about shooting, not zombie movement speed. That's a different issue. If you want slow zombies, you'd give them a special Aspect or a "bad" stunt that alters how they cross zone boundaries.