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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 and expanded my horizons from there. Fond of GMless and short-form games that suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Apocalypse WorldPlaying D&D 4eScheming Earthdawn 3eReading The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding


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revised How to manage play in a zombie RPG pre outbreak
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comment What memories does your clone have when you die?
@PurpleVermont Not if the spell doesn't say so. That's the kind of detail that it would mention, since it's contrary to the Occam's Razor surface reading.
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comment Overview of D&D retro-clones
Although this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
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revised What happens if I get the same skill from both my background and my class?
since this is still a useful Q for retail 5e, updating by scrubbing playtest-specific references; edited tags
Jan
29
answered What memories does your clone have when you die?
Jan
29
reviewed Reject Using a rash decision to move gameplay forward
Jan
28
comment System and adventures suitable for cooperative GM-less (or GM-lite) Dungeon Crawl
The question already mentioned Mythic as not acceptable.
Jan
28
reviewed Leave Open Can I use animate undead on anything?
Jan
28
revised Using a rash decision to move gameplay forward
edited tags
Jan
28
revised How does Mage Armor interact with Unarmored Defense?
edited tags
Jan
28
revised Does Mage Armor count as armor for the monk's class features?
descriptive title and appropriate tags; copyedit; add link alluded to
Jan
28
revised Does Mage Armor count as armor for the monk's class features?
spelling fix; fancy punctuation
Jan
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
28
comment What does it mean when a prestige class says “+1 level of existing class”?
You should read our meta on "additional information" answers.
Jan
28
reviewed Leave Closed German spell descriptions for DnD 5e?
Jan
28
comment Is a dead creature's body considered an “object”?
@Jadasc Different game.
Jan
28
comment Why does the Folk Hero get a shovel?
This is already mentioned briefly in the top answer, so it's not really adding anything anyway.
Jan
27
comment Can a PC use a mirror or other sight enhancer to use sacred flame at a target around a corner?
Except, nearly every spell is worded that way. Are we supposed to believe that most spells ignore the basic targeting rules unless they repeat them in their description? If yes, then one wonders why the basic targeting rules even exist…
Jan
27
comment Can I use a spell with a casting time of “Bonus Action” as my action?
Reviewing the limitation on one-spell-per-turn in the PHB, I see what you mean: it's only attached to bonus action spells, and is per turn, which might mean (though "turn" is ambiguous in the PHB), that another spell can be cast out-of-turn as a reaction. I'm not sure that works (with that "turn" meaning ambiguity), but I'm also not sure it doesn't. :)
Jan
27
revised Can I use a spell with a casting time of “Bonus Action” as my action?
clean up formatting & quote intro; clarify turn/round difference in last paragraph