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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
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.
Dec
13
revised How can I take on a 'hybrid' form?
explain how they solve the problem better
Dec
13
answered How can I take on a 'hybrid' form?
Dec
13
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
13
comment Is there a Open Game License (OGL) or similar life-path system out there?
Related: Can I use existing game mechanics in my own designs?
Dec
13
revised Can I use existing game mechanics in my own designs?
more descirptive title
Dec
13
comment Is there a Open Game License (OGL) or similar life-path system out there?
This is a shorter version of my answer here to a related question.
Dec
13
answered Is there a Open Game License (OGL) or similar life-path system out there?
Dec
13
revised Is there a Open Game License (OGL) or similar life-path system out there?
orthographic fixes
Dec
13
answered Should players be allowed to act outside their characters' boundaries when it suits them?
Dec
13
comment Does anybody have any good premade creatures from the void I can use?
@JonathanHobbs I'm not sure that we'll ever get something clearer than "I would like to use the 4e void in my 3e game".
Dec
13
revised How can I deliberately cause my player character's alignment to shift?
clearer title