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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 Apocalypse WorldPlaying D&D 5eScheming Hillfolk RPG and RuneQuest 6 GloranthaReading everything by C. J. Cherryh and King of Sartar by Greg Stafford


Sep
21
revised How to stat up and judge the challenge of supernatural NPCs
general cleanup; boil example down to essential details to avoid sidetracking answerers; more descriptive title
Sep
21
revised How to get advantage on all four ranged attacks in one round?
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Sep
21
comment How can the petrification from flesh to stone be removed?
"Usually there are also potions that will remove petrification": is that a 4e thing? That hasn't appeared in previous editions to my knowledge, so it might not in 5e either, especially considering that making a statue drink a potion is a bit challenging to suspension of disbelief.
Sep
21
comment Mundane Saving Throws
@MikeRiverso Roleplaying is primarily a mental exercise, so I see no inconsistency. If the point of a playstyle is challenging player ability after chargen (not during; that's a different style), then the player's mind matters more than the character's. A skilled player will remember/take notes, and succeed where sloppier players won't. As Gary said, good stats don't save poor players and vice versa. But, offering a save for a forgetful means that player + an Int 18 wizard will remember better than that player + an Int 8 fighter, blending them.
Sep
21
comment How to let PCs run a kingdom in Dungeon World?
Are you familiar with its parent game, Apocalypse World? I haven't had to tackle this in DW, but AW's The Hardholder playbook would be required reading long before something like Ultimate Campaign.
Sep
20
revised What is the average outcome of this opposed roll resolution mechanic?
added 37 characters in body; edited title
Sep
20
revised Is Con modifier × level added to HP every level-up?
woah, that's obviously the wrong symbol on this screen, fix it
Sep
20
comment How can a DM brighten the mood?
Have you talked to the players about this? I'm concerned that you may not have enough information about their problem with the events/game for us to help you help them.
Sep
20
comment What's a good printing/publishing service for tabletop RPGs?
You've mentioned digital logistics concerns, but have you thought about the physical logistics? I.e., do you have somewhere to warehouse pallets of books for months and years? Yes/no to that makes a significant impact on the kinds of answers that are useful, as you may need a fulfillment service as well either from a second company or from the printer.
Sep
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
20
revised What character creation method did Gary Gygax prefer?
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Sep
20
revised Is Con modifier × level added to HP every level-up?
hyphen-minus may be confusing here, use colon instead
Sep
20
revised Is Con modifier × level added to HP every level-up?
more descriptive title; minor tidying
Sep
20
comment Mundane Saving Throws
@Mike It is a matter of playstyle, yes. (In many playstyles, letting players forget is not punishment, it's making them responsible for their own business. It doesn't work in plotted campaign where it could be blocking, but does work in sandboxes because they're inherently non-blocking.)
Sep
20
revised Can you ready an action for “immediately before my next turn”?
grammar the title; paragraph break the text; minor other fixes
Sep
20
comment What spells other than remove curse can cancel a Cursed Blade? Any level please, any spell caster type
So, you're not actually looking for a spell, you're asking if your DM is wrong?
Sep
19
revised What can characters observe about their own and others' hit point totals?
grammar the title
Sep
19
comment Mundane Saving Throws
@waxeagle "Save versus player forgetfulness leaking into the PC" and "save to maintain composure" are both reactive/passive. The first is, at best, metagame-y. You could phrase it as "check to remember", but the circumstance is not the PC trying to remember, it's that the player has forgotten but reasonably expecting that the PC wouldn't have also forgotten in the first place.
Sep
19
answered Can you ready an action for “immediately before my next turn”?
Sep
19
answered Mundane Saving Throws