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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


May
17
revised How do you deal with metagaming based on die results?
nothing in the problem specific to D&D 4e, knowing the game is only useful to understand the roll mentioned
May
17
comment How do you deal with metagaming based on die results?
@CatLord Can you work that into the answer, if it's important as a clarification?
May
17
revised What should a DM do if a player wants to do something impossible?
in case the type of wall that's typically relevant to D&D wasn't clear
May
17
revised Can I make a worthwhile one-handed paladin?
format list as list
May
17
comment Rules for attacking an enemy mid-Jump
Are you asking if there are rules for it—as in, if there aren't you might make up your own—or are you asking what the rules-as-written say both for/against it?
May
17
revised How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
rm tag-in-title; edit tags: [gm] is deprecated, [optimization] is for charop questions, not general "how to do better" questions
May
17
revised Is it normal for others to use a player's character when the player's absent?
make precedent mismatch more explicitly clear, as in original version; edit tags
May
17
awarded  Enlightened
May
17
awarded  Nice Answer
May
17
awarded  Nice Question
May
17
awarded  Nice Answer
May
16
answered Can a Paladin and Cleric get married?
May
16
answered What do the letters and numbers after an adventure name mean? (H1, P2)
May
16
comment How to accurately calculate party level for combat once they have magical items?
You might be conflating how treasure works in 3.5e with how it works in 5e. Just because there's a way to generate treasure for an encounter doesn't mean there are guidelines for "how much treasure in total a player should have at a certain level." There are in fact not. The old "Wealth By Level" concept was eliminated for 5e. (In general, answering questions for games you haven't read/played is discouraged.)
May
16
comment How to accurately calculate party level for combat once they have magical items?
You mention rules for magic items per level, but I'm not aware of such rules being part of 5e. Can you provide a page number?
May
16
comment How to accurately calculate party level for combat once they have magical items?
You mention ways to calculate how much treasure a party should be given. I'm not aware of anything like that in 5e. Can you provide a page number?
May
16
awarded  Nice Answer
May
16
revised How can I check to make sure my homebrew class is balanced compared to pre-existing classes?
fix "assume"/"as soon" homophony
May
16
comment Tips for running a game with multiple characters per player
This is currently too broad for a Stack site. If you can narrow your question down to be about one specific problem, it might fit here. (The line “Should I be wary of the level difference between henchman and main characters as it’s 3 levels, even though it’s gestalt?” could be a good, specific question all by itself, for example.) General tips and tricks though are best gathered somewhere you can have a discussion.
May
16
comment Can Twinned Spell affect Chain Lightning?
@rlbond86 Just by reading it I can tell that the spell is aimed at one target, and then later it goes to others. That seems like a distinction the spell makes, not one I made up. It's also a distinction that others think is clear in another context. So, here's the thing: if you like one of the other answers, vote for it. This answer is here because it's different, and it's not going to change to say the same thing as the alternative answers—what would be the point in that?