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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


Oct
30
comment What is the maximum HP of a Ranger's animal companion?
I believe that's what the Crawford quote is saying already.
Oct
30
revised Is the Player's Handbook sufficient to run a campaign?
typo & emphasis formatting
Oct
30
comment What is the maximum HP of a Ranger's animal companion?
Re the last paragraph: DMs are not required to choose one or the other for the entire campaign, they can choose per-creature as they wish.
Oct
30
revised What is the maximum HP of a Ranger's animal companion?
tags, title, copyedit
Oct
30
revised Acquiring a spellbook without being a Wizard
fix footnote formatting; fix non-inline citation formatting style
Oct
30
comment Does reincarnation affect magic ability?
@DavidWilkins Yes. Though they're not really lost, just overridden: you get those back as soon as you clear the negative levels, such as via the 4th-level spell restoration. Contrarywise, if it was being reincarnated that directly lost you the hit points, there'd be no way to get them back.
Oct
30
answered Does reincarnation affect magic ability?
Oct
30
reviewed Reopen Is there a ranged weapon with an 18-20 crit range?
Oct
30
reviewed No Action Needed Do touch-range spells create an attack of opportunity?
Oct
30
revised Where can I find the stats for a magic item that produces magically delicious spices?
rearrange and format quoted item as a quote
Oct
30
comment Does a reach weapon allow you to threaten squares 10 feet away or not?
Hey there, and welcome to RPG.SE! Check out our tour for an idea of what we're like. This answer is nice and clear and to the point, but there's one quibble I have to make: there is no "above" or "below" here, because of those sorting buttons at the top of the list of answers, so nobody knows that you mean by "the post above". In general, it's best to not comment on other posts, and just focus on answering the question as best you can.
Oct
30
comment Who published the game Challenge?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a game that is not an RPG.
Oct
30
revised Old school dungeon with undead toads
edited tags
Oct
30
comment What's the reasoning behind the weapon restrictions on AD&D 2e's mage?
Note that "easy to use" and "requires little or no training" are not the same thing at all. Crossbows do require training—just not years of it. Also, crossbows need significant strength to load, or extra training with a separate drawing device.
Oct
30
revised Does any of the material in Kobold Press' Sunken Empires clash mechanically with Alluria's Cerulean Seas?
added 4 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Oct
30
revised Title of small press Space Colonization-Faring RPG
quote as blockquote; image description
Oct
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
30
answered Can you use Wish to duplicate a spell at a higher level?
Oct
30
comment Can you use Wish to duplicate a spell at a higher level?
That's just what wish uses to constrain your selection. And considering that it's entirely normal in 5e to cast a spell using a higher-level slot, it's not so weird to think that the slot being expended to create the spell effect is the slot that the spell references for its effect.
Oct
30
comment Can you use Wish to duplicate a spell at a higher level?
Third interpretation: you're casting a 9th-level spell, the effect of which is "replace this spell's effect with the effect of [another spell]", at which point it continues taking effect as a 9th-level spell with the selected effect.