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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
11
comment Does killing humans impact Humanity if it's in pre-emptive self-defense?
The OP posted some clarification in an answer (now deleted because that's not how things are done), which I've edited into the question. It looks like the original implications of the question (that the motive was moral indignation) wasn't actually the motive. Could you review the question and revise this as necessary?
Feb
11
revised Does killing humans impact Humanity if it's in pre-emptive self-defense?
add in clarification/details from the deleted "answer"; copyedit whole; more accurate title
Feb
11
comment Can Create Water summon into a tall, narrow space?
@Shalvenay The spell effect rules in general and in specific use the term "area of effect", where "area" is the more general word meaning "region" (which can be of any dimension ordinal) rather than the geometry-specific word meaning "the extent of a two-dimensional shape". So the word "area" is, ironically, correct. See the variety of meanings for "area" in the dictionary.
Feb
11
revised Can Create Water summon into a tall, narrow space?
assuming my numbers are right
Feb
11
comment Can create water break some of the conjuration rules?
@Matt They are part of the spell's description of what it can do. Ergo, they're rules.
Feb
10
answered Can Create Water summon into a tall, narrow space?
Feb
10
comment Can create water break some of the conjuration rules?
Spell text isn't example text, it's rules text. The rule about rules trumping examples is for separate "let's show you how the rules work in the following example" that don't match the rules.
Feb
10
comment Can a character take Attacks of Opportunity while moving without stopping?
@minnmass Careful, that's the Pathfinder SRD. However your point is correct since D&D 3.5e contains the same rule.
Feb
10
comment Can a character take Attacks of Opportunity while moving without stopping?
@Epiphanis I forgot about Combat Reflexes before, so I've added a bit to address that. Spring Attack would count as an exception to that one point, yes. Neither one change the final answer though; I've added a Conclusion section to make the end answer and its reasoning extra clear.
Feb
10
revised Can a character take Attacks of Opportunity while moving without stopping?
address the Combat Reflexes I missed earlier; "exceptions" includes Spring Attack; final conclusion for clarity
Feb
10
answered Can a character take Attacks of Opportunity while moving without stopping?
Feb
10
comment Rules lawyers and how to deal with them
Can you say something more about why anti-magic is bad and makes the character impotent, but breaking their leg is good and challenging? I doubt many reading this will see those as different.
Feb
10
comment I desire a tool with which to map the void
There is a campaign manager/mapper with this kind of click-to-zoom/click-for-notes fractal idea, but alas I only read about it years ago and have never managed to rediscover it. :( It may be reassuring to know it has already been created, though.
Feb
10
comment Do monsters summoned in a round get to roll init for the same round, when using per-round init?
Yes, certainly! Sorry, and thanks for the reminder.
Feb
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
9
revised Rules lawyers and how to deal with them
rm tags that cover background details to the problem
Feb
8
comment Is there a class-and-level system that encourages horizontal character development?
(Otherwise, we're just going to see this become an ever-growing list of pet RPGs, and it will be closed to prevent that.)
Feb
8
comment When do you get plusses to your ability modifiers?
The question was edited to try to clear it up. Can you confirm that it still says what you're trying to ask about?
Feb
8
comment Somatic spell component with shield
It is a curious thing when "rules as written" comes to mean "things that are written not in the rules, but outside them."
Feb
8
comment Is there a class-and-level system that encourages horizontal character development?
There are lots of such games and more every week. Can you in any way reduce the scope of this question to something smaller than "all class-and-level RPGs with lateral improvement"?