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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


Dec
24
comment Does “going loud” allow you to take the extra demonic form pieces?
@xenoterracide The Going Loud is temporary, sure. But does it suggest that anything in that list of "in addition" is temporary? I mean, the Cover being blown and Aether replenishing is obviously not temporary. Gaining access to every Embed and Exploit could be temporary though, that seems more like a temporary bonus from Going Loud than an "instant" lasting effect.
Dec
24
revised Can disguise self give advantage in attacks
but what about balance (provide a suggested ruling); grammarz
Dec
24
comment Does “going loud” allow you to take the extra demonic form pieces?
Does it say or suggest anywhere that the setting of Primum to 10 is only temporary?
Dec
24
revised Can disguise self give advantage in attacks
added 476 characters in body
Dec
24
revised How can I help my player make a 'Gnome with Wings' character concept work?
small tidy-up
Dec
24
revised Can disguise self give advantage in attacks
added 320 characters in body
Dec
24
answered Can disguise self give advantage in attacks
Dec
24
comment Mage Slayer vs Hold Person
@waxeagle PHB p. 190 describes a reaction as "an instant response to a trigger of some kind" ... and this doesn't trigger on "finishes" casting a spell, it triggers on casting at all. "Instant", plus that, equals reacting when the casting is initiated, not when it completes.
Dec
24
reviewed Leave Open Stealth and invisibility
Dec
24
awarded  Benefactor
Dec
23
revised Maximum number of points in a skill per level?
edited tags
Dec
23
revised What determines max skill rank?
edited tags
Dec
23
revised How can an Awakened control a whole base without losing their powers?
added 86 characters in body; edited title
Dec
23
revised A game with a combat system based on standard playing cards?
added 19 characters in body
Dec
23
revised A game with a combat system based on standard playing cards?
clarify and reorganise a bit
Dec
23
comment Difference in Core Mechanics between Revised Edition and W20?
Keep in mind that until a question gets answers, the site will automatically bump it every once in a while. Sometimes a question about something obscure, hard, or (like this question) requiring a long answer takes time to find the expert who can answer well.
Dec
23
comment Can a Wizard cast Shield in reaction to a stealth attack?
No need to invoke time travel and obliterate Occam's razor. There are less extreme plausible explanations. Off the top of my head, in-fiction Shield could be a "latent" spell that is ready to trigger at the speed of magic (faster than thought). Another is that, as we all know, HP are an abstraction and aren't actual injury until you're quite low, so 1) the dagger "hits" in the not-actually-injuring way, 2) the wizard notices, 3) wizard brings Shield up to null the "bruising and fatigue" that most HP represent. No need to add amazing but ho-hum casual time travel not mentioned in the fluff.
Dec
23
comment Can someone explain how HP's stack with various spells?
I guess it makes sense to me. The ward keeps the damage from reaching you, and resistance is a more "personal" attribute that would be "inside" the ward layer.
Dec
23
revised Starting Resources for the New Pathfinder Player
edited tags
Dec
22
revised Does Enhance Ability apply to attack based on that ability score?
copyedit for clarity