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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
15
comment Would a concussive bomb deal Sonic damage or something else?
Cool, I like this breakdown. Much more useful for a homebrewer to figure out how to type the damage. :)
Feb
15
revised Can I make up my own Wondrous Items and Magic Arms/Armor to craft?
clarify from comments; edited tags; edited title
Feb
15
comment DM taking away XP from players as a form of punishment
I think I covered that adequately already, since that's just an example of breaking a detail of the social contract.
Feb
15
comment Can I full-attack with a Two-Handed Weapon and then attack with a Spiked Gauntlet off-hand?
@KRyan True but irrelevant. Once you let go of the two-hander with your off hand, you're no longer wielding it, preventing your spiked gauntlet from satisfying the 'wielding' plus 'second' conditions in "If you wield a second weapon in your off hand" that triggers the extra attack permission.
Feb
15
comment What does Black Marketeer do?
@LessPop_MoreFizz The CUP doesn't authorise republishing of material prohibited under the OGL though, it just allows nominative use of PI terms (and some other permissions that aren't relevant to this), such as would occur in a campaign blog that mentions places and people covered by PI, or like I did above (though I don't need the CUP to do so in this case). They're just in flagrant violation of the two licenses they "operate" under and copyright law. Whether Paizo cares/enforces on them doesn't alter our obligations here.
Feb
15
comment What does Black Marketeer do?
@LessPop_MoreFizz That stuff is unfortunately (and despite the site's predictable protestations) a copyright violation.
Feb
15
comment Is there a way to do slashing damage with a mace?
The question is in the context of "can I do this in this game", and it doesn't seem to try to answer that. This answer would maybe be appropriate to a similar question, if it were on a site about historical weapons instead of here. I do see where this is trying to go, but it doesn't ground out the point in practical terms relevant to the RPG at hand (i.e., "No, since that would be an axe as far as the game is concerned"). It also seems to be kind of discussion-y, especially the last paragraph — mulling the issue just because it's fun to think about this real-world stuff.
Feb
15
comment How can you convey that the majority of the world isn't supernatural?
Keep in mind that tags are for describing the content of the question, so if you think they don't match the content, the tags are the part that you should ignore.
Feb
15
revised Can I full-attack with a Two-Handed Weapon and then attack with a Spiked Gauntlet off-hand?
more descriptive title
Feb
15
comment How can you convey that the majority of the world isn't supernatural?
I'm not the downvoter, but I can see at least one issue: this answer is very specific to WoD, when the question is asking about any games where you supernaturals and just using WoD as an example to illustrate the problem. The idea you're going for is good and you might be able to rewrite it to be generally useful, but right now, as written, this answer wouldn't be useful for someone playing Dresden Files RPG, for example. (Aside, explaining downvotes is not required.)
Feb
15
revised How can you convey that the majority of the world isn't supernatural?
break two "movements" into paragraphs; apostrophes &c; change "smuggling prostitutes" to "trafficking people" since people tend to not be prostitutes until *after* being smuggled and forced into it, and the perception otherwise is a real-world social problem to avoid spreading
Feb
15
revised How can you convey that the majority of the world isn't supernatural?
copyedit
Feb
15
comment What is the correct Wilders (warrior surge) manifesting sequence? Can somebody draw a comprehensive flowchart?
[Related] Does Manifester Level count as “pertinent decision” about a power?
Feb
15
answered Can I full-attack with a Two-Handed Weapon and then attack with a Spiked Gauntlet off-hand?
Feb
15
comment Can I full-attack with a Two-Handed Weapon and then attack with a Spiked Gauntlet off-hand?
@Daniel Neither. They're asking if they can do a full-round attack with the two-hander, get all their iterative attacks done, and then take their hand off the hilt to get an extra attack with the spiked gauntlet.
Feb
15
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
15
revised What does Black Marketeer do?
added 24 characters in body
Feb
15
revised What does Black Marketeer do?
non-OGL source
Feb
15
answered What does Black Marketeer do?