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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


Jan
3
revised Does contact with red-hot metal cause frenzy, as being near open flame does?
added 22 characters in body; edited title
Jan
3
comment Does a high Constitution give regeneration in recent editions like it does in 2e?
Though this has been answered, the D&D 5e Basic Rules are available from the publisher, so you can investigate (basic) details like this directly as well.
Jan
3
revised Does a high Constitution give regeneration in recent editions like it does in 2e?
tweak formatting (they're being used as headers, not a list, and the indent was ugly)
Jan
3
reviewed Leave Open Should all players have their own player's handbook?
Jan
3
revised Are there any sources more concretely describing the Shield spell?
edited tags
Jan
3
revised Are there rules for torture?
deleted 8 characters in body
Jan
3
revised How easy is it to make the distinction between a druid in beast form and a normal animal?
edited tags
Jan
3
comment Can I legally obtain AD&D 2nd core rulebook in a digital form?
Yeah, that site is definitely not doing that legally. The first sale doctrine doesn't work the way the disclaimer says it does, and that disclaimer/agreement doesn't let them legally avoid needing a license to republish. That it's been around for years just means WotC haven't noticed this one copyright violation (there are many pirate copies of 2e out there), or haven't bothered to C&D them, and not enforcing copyright doesn't weaken their ability to enforce it tomorrow (the way it does with trademarks).
Jan
3
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
3
revised Is Dex or Int more valuable for this Kensai Bladebound Magus?
slightly more clear title; kill the non-quote blockquote
Jan
3
comment Is there a good way to boost monsters with character levels?
What makes a way "good" instead of "bad"? Doing this in "a good way" seems to be an important part of answering your question well because you say it twice, but it's not clear what you actually mean by it. Are you actually asking about workable homebrew rules for this? Or are you asking about how to integrate class features and monster features? Or something else entirely? Put another way: you could just go ahead and do it without us, so what badness are you hoping we can help you avoid?
Jan
3
revised Can druids Wild Shape into creatures other than beasts?
more accurate title reflecting the body; this does seem to be not a duplicate; keyword emphasis; "tag" should actually be "type"
Jan
3
revised Does a ring of feather falling work for any height?
per comments, this matches what the post actually describes happening and makes reading it much less confusing
Jan
3
revised Does a high Constitution give regeneration in recent editions like it does in 2e?
correct game term to avoid confusion
Jan
3
revised What do I do when no rules cover what players improvise, and I don't know from real life?
link from comments; various copyedits (in particular a den is the place (the cave), or the bears are a "sleuth of bears" not a den of bears, to match the grammar of the second clause)
Jan
2
revised Is the Slave 1 not a Firespray?
format link
Jan
2
comment Assigning XP to Party: To Split or Not to Split?
@Aviose Does a dead PC really count as having "defeated" anything?
Jan
2
revised Assigning XP to Party: To Split or Not to Split?
added 2 characters in body; edited tags
Jan
2
revised Is the Slave 1 not a Firespray?
consistent ship-name spellings and clarity; add setting tag since this is about intersection of SW canon and EotE rules