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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


Aug
6
revised Color Spray vs. Small Earth Elementals
rm redundant title-tagging; add [spells] tag
Aug
6
revised Color Spray vs. Small Earth Elementals
replace code formatting with prose formatting, http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1483/is-there-a-functional-purpose-to-putting-things-in-code-text-here
Aug
6
revised How does the range of Wings of Flurry work?
added 313 characters in body
Aug
6
answered How does the range of Wings of Flurry work?
Aug
6
comment Can a Wizard/Artificer teach spells to himself?
@KRyan Maybe? I'd be amenable to seeing someone else's edit-in for that, maybe with an adjustment after to keep my tone. But I find that I'm moving away (in a see-sawing way) from the gritty details of 3.x, as I'm becoming increasingly unlikely to ever play it again and my investment in grappling (heh) with the system wanes.
Aug
6
answered Random Treasure - Psionic Item Powers Chart?
Aug
6
revised Constitution bonus to HP for a necropolitan
first answer the question, *then* aside
Aug
6
reviewed Reviewed Where does the Transform Vampires/Werewolves into lawn furniture rote come from?
Aug
6
reviewed Leave Closed Which rolls does the GM make in secret for the party?
Aug
6
comment Which rolls does the GM make in secret for the party?
Regarding your edit: what if that list doesn't exist or is impossible to exist? Does an answer that says, "That doesn't exist, see this other question" actually help more than "this is a duplicate of this, this, and that question"?
Aug
6
revised Can a wizard memorize spells in the middle of the adventuring day?
just a bit more copyedit tweaking
Aug
6
revised How to build a tank out of the fighter class
this falls under the "give me a general direction" type of [optimization] question mentioned in http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1639/are-character-optimization-questions-on-topic
Aug
6
comment How can we protect a ship from magical rain of Acid?
Yes, it's actual precipitation. If you can expand the reasoning why the Hut can protect from it in a way that focuses on what the Hut is capable of (it's a forcefield that keeps out falling liquid and won't be dissolved by acid on it), rather than equating the falling acid with normal rain, I think the spell description could be read to support that. Just, not the "but it's just rain" reasoning.
Aug
6
comment How can we protect a ship from magical rain of Acid?
That doesn't follow, and isn't how that English construction decomposes. Compare rain of frogs with rain of acid. That's why this isn't acid rain (rain [n.] that is acidic), but rain of acid (a pouring of acid from the sky). See senses 2 and 3, not 1. "Protection from the elements" is a standard phrase meaning protection from normal wind, rain, heat, etc. A non-magical hurricane doesn't qualify as merely "the elements", nor a magic rain of acid.
Aug
6
comment How can we protect a ship from magical rain of Acid?
That second bullet point is rather unlikely to be true, just as "rain of fire" is unlikely to count as unqualified "rain" for any purpose.
Aug
6
revised How to build a tank out of the fighter class
Incorporate old comments
Aug
6
comment Which rolls does the GM make in secret for the party?
Also related: What is the best way to do search, or spot test when players knowing the result of their roll will colour their perception of the result?
Aug
6
comment Which rolls does the GM make in secret for the party?
Seems to be based on a mistaken belief that a canonical list exists of rolls that the GM may make in secret. It's different, but "there is no list, see this question" seems like an unnecessary answer.
Aug
6
revised Which rolls does the GM make in secret for the party?
edited tags; copyedit
Aug
6
revised Which rolls does the GM make in secret for the party?
edited tags