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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
18
revised Should I choose targets before or after I roll for the Beholder's rays?
beholders are gender-neutral
Jan
18
revised Should I choose targets before or after I roll for the Beholder's rays?
beholders are gender-neutral; typos; integrate edits (don't mark your edits; we have an edit history); and replace code formatting with prose formatting
Jan
18
revised Why can't Cure Wounds heal necrotic damage done by powerful undead, but sleeping can?
'undeads' (pl.) isn't a word because the plural of 'undead' is 'undead' (like for sheep). So it's "undead's"; but that looks weird, so let's change it to be not weird
Jan
18
comment Why can't Cure Wounds heal necrotic damage done by powerful undead, but sleeping can?
@DuckTapeAl I think that's actually appropriate in the question, as that conflation is part of the problem.
Jan
18
revised Can Thieves' Cant be understood without a level in Rogue?
edited tags
Jan
18
revised Is there any sort of mechanical reason to use a trident over a spear?
rm "tag" in title
Jan
18
comment How do spell/magic immunity and spell/magic resistance work in 5th edition?
@Lexible Yep. I've added a bit that shows more how the per-creature definition allows for flexibility that hasn't (yet) been used for Magic Resistance, by looking at the Rakshasa.
Jan
18
revised How do spell/magic immunity and spell/magic resistance work in 5th edition?
Rakshasa!
Jan
18
answered How do spell/magic immunity and spell/magic resistance work in 5th edition?
Jan
18
comment Shillelagh and Polearm Master Interaction
As for why it's a d4 instead of the d8: Shilleilagh changes the weapon's damage die (not the attacks' damage die), and the bonus attack changes the damage die of that specific attack (overriding the weapon damage die, whatever it may be).
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open What parts of D&D 5e's design heritage come from D&D 4e?
Jan
18
revised What parts of D&D 5e's design heritage come from D&D 4e?
overhaul
Jan
18
comment What parts of D&D 5e's design heritage come from D&D 4e?
We have other Xe vs. Ye questions (e.g.), so I think this is answerable, but it probably needs a rewrite... And done.
Jan
18
revised New DM running Hoard of the Dragon Queen (5e) in roll20, how do I approach using the maps?
edited tags
Jan
18
revised Why can't Cure Wounds heal necrotic damage done by powerful undead, but sleeping can?
rewrite based on comments
Jan
18
revised How does Hazirawn work in Hoard of the Dragon Queen? [Spoilers]
tidy up the title; rearrange the lede a bit to make the main-page hover text less spoilery
Jan
18
revised Is there a resource for generating appropriate goods for a post-apocalyptic looting?
edited tags
Jan
18
revised What parts of D&D 5e's design heritage come from D&D 4e?
edited tags
Jan
18
reviewed No Action Needed Keeping a group together in a Zombie RPG
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open Keeping a group together in a Zombie RPG