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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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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
Dec
13
answered Does Light create a point source light or does it make the whole target glow?
Dec
13
comment Does Light create a point source light or does it make the whole target glow?
Actually, it is much less clear than that. It says "one object", yes, but then the Effect line says that the spell causes "the target to shed bright light", not that it puts a single point of light on the target. This seems to have fallen into the designer's "we don't care about the details" bucket; the "light bulb" versus "glowing object" issue seems to have been left up to DM taste.
Dec
13
comment Does Light create a point source light or does it make the whole target glow?
I edited the title to be specifically about how the Light spell works, since the rest of it isn't actually asking anything about invisibility.
Dec
13
revised Does Light create a point source light or does it make the whole target glow?
question isn't actually about the invisibility at all, it's about whether Light creates a point source or makes the whole of an object glow
Dec
13
answered Does bestow curse stack?
Dec
13
comment What do I get the druid that has everything?
@AnsisMalins Because so much about RPG advice is inherently subjective we can't rule out some of the more subjective types of questions, but you're right: this is a recommendation question, and to keep those in the realm of answerable we have some pretty strict requirements that recommendation answers need to adhere to, to make such questions work in the format.
Dec
13
answered How to teach 5 people how to be a DM
Dec
12
revised A way to water-proof equipment on short notice
emphasise the time limit
Dec
12
comment If a feat replaces the Strength mod to melee attacks with a different stat, can I still choose to use Strength?
Cool, that's clear now. And I know that you know that I know.. uh. That we're all on the same page and system. :)