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Roleplayer, lapsed blogger, and full-time dad.

Started playing with AD&D 1e and GMing with AD&D 2e. Ran D&D 3.x, 4e briefly, then became a fan of indie games and the OSR. Particularly fond of GMless and short-form games because they suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Dungeon World (on hiatus) • Playing D&D 4eReading Designers & Dragons (2014) by Shannon Appelcline


Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
16
comment How can I effectively advance Perception, Faith, or Resources?
I was kinda wondering why this was asked. Honestly, this comes off like a "haven't finished reading the rules" question, because it's fundamental. It's also not something a reader will miss, since it's explicitly called out for attention on pages 41–2.
Dec
16
comment How can I effectively advance Perception, Faith, or Resources?
Ah, "secondarily" on top of spending Artha. Yeah; just not by themselves.
Dec
16
comment How can I effectively advance Perception, Faith, or Resources?
Call-ons can let you reroll or break ties, so they can't get you past a Challenging test alone.
Dec
16
revised Why aren't magocracies and theocracies dominant in D&D settings?
give it a descriptive title; copyedit body; reduce overuse of emphasis
Dec
15
comment Where can I discuss design and homebrewing for PF/D&D3.5 online?
Aside, we do field design questions, they just have to be about fairly well-defined problems (rather than idea-gathering or brainstorming invitations). A forum is definitely good to have in the toolbox for the discussion kinds of issues. :)
Dec
15
comment Games where some characters can play as weapons
Déjà vu. I'm certain we've had this question or one very, very similar before, but I can't find it.
Dec
15
revised Can you dual-wield bows with four hands?
copyedit
Dec
14
revised Are there any +1 Level Adjustment templates that grant Damage Reduction?
remove copyrighted stuff
Dec
14
comment Are there any +1 Level Adjustment templates that grant Damage Reduction?
The file you linked to was removed from Crystal Keep at the request of WotC. I don't think we should be copying text from it here, so I've removed the details and left an overview of the relevant features.
Dec
14
revised Are there any +1 Level Adjustment templates that grant Damage Reduction?
formatting
Dec
14
revised Are there any +1 Level Adjustment templates that grant Damage Reduction?
copyedit and simplify title; copyedit body; retag (since there is no request for charop advice, just chargen info that is presumably being used for charop)
Dec
14
revised How can I deliberately cause my player character's alignment to shift?
formatting and punctuation fixes
Dec
14
revised Does anybody have any good premade creatures from the void I can use?
game name is redundant (it is automatically added in the HTML page title for SEO)
Dec
14
revised Does a Shadow Veil grant concealment or total concealment when in shadows?
simplify title
Dec
14
comment When should I fudge dice rolls?
@Kiorrik Rather than argue with an answer in comments, please put your counter-proposal in its own answer where it belongs.
Dec
14
comment When should I fudge dice rolls?
@TimLymington Brevity is characteristic of okeefe's answers. This does answer the question of when to fudge (never) and what to do when you're tempted to fudge (don't roll). It's a complete solution to the problem, in a small package.
Dec
14
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
14
comment Can you use spell-like abilities in a grapple?
@Zachiel Yep, unless I'm forgetting some weird corner cases, it's due only to the damage, not specifically the AoO. There just aren't many ways to do damage during spellcasting in 3.x. Also, arguably, the concentration check for spells in a grapple is to represent being continuously jostled and perturbed in a way that is just like spell disruption due to damage; a DM could rule that way, and then it would probably make sense to apply the concentration check to SLAs too. That fits with your #3, and your #3 might indicate that ruling is the actual RAI.