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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 WorldPlaying D&D 4eWriting Broken Swords RPGReading RuneQuest 6


Apr
22
revised Can I use old Masquerade supplemental material in Vampire: the Requiem?
put title in answer for better SEO and link rot resistance
Apr
22
revised Is automatic success guaranteed when Aiding Another with a high skill?
rolled back to a previous revision
Apr
22
comment Is automatic success guaranteed when Aiding Another with a high skill?
I did an example edit that doesn't reduce the tangent, but marks it clearly as an "I'm going to go off on a tangent now, but dammit this is important" thing. By separating it, it prevents confusion of the "but that's not what I was talking about… maybe they misunderstood my question?" kind, and calling it out as a tangent makes it more prominent, as a bonus.
Apr
22
revised Is automatic success guaranteed when Aiding Another with a high skill?
example rework to treat the important aside as a tangent, commensurate with the question's treatment of it
Apr
22
revised What happened to Irony Games' tools?
apostrophe
Apr
22
revised How can non-magical healers be useful when magic healing is available?
copyedit, highlight the question
Apr
22
awarded  Synonymizer
Apr
21
comment AoO and Touch spells on Allies
Is a non-attack spell delivered by touch considered a touch "attack"?
Apr
21
revised My DM's ruled that all spells cast in armor are subject to Arcane Spell Failure. Can you change his mind?
address heavy armor properly; more on the conversation to have
Apr
21
revised Can a spellcaster use Harmonic Chorus on himself?
edited tags
Apr
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
20
comment Which cultural trope(s) does the D&D cleric refer to?
Not sure, actually. A "good" answer here would be more complete than the answers there, probably. I'd say leave it and see if the community votes it a duplicate or if it stays open.
Apr
20
comment Which cultural trope(s) does the D&D cleric refer to?
Ditto this question about why clerics can't use slings: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/15347/…
Apr
20
comment Which cultural trope(s) does the D&D cleric refer to?
This question about the origin of cleric weapon restrictions just happens to answer your question, although the question itself is not a duplicate: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/15358/…
Apr
20
revised My DM's ruled that all spells cast in armor are subject to Arcane Spell Failure. Can you change his mind?
edited tags
Apr
20
answered My DM's ruled that all spells cast in armor are subject to Arcane Spell Failure. Can you change his mind?
Apr
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
20
answered How can I mechanistically empower a prophecy or fortune without railroading the plot?
Apr
19
comment Armor as DR alternate rules: Do untyped AC bonuses apply to Defense or DR?
@Bobson That's the kind of weird bonuses I was thinking of, yeah. Then the rule is clear, but it doesn't make any sense. Not everyone is going to be happy with the rules being utter nonsense (especially when the whole point of the variant is to make armor make more sense), hence "common sense or simply your preference" is going to be a necessary step for some less rigidly legalistic players.
Apr
19
awarded  Good Answer