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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


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revised Can I use my familiar to cast Warding Bond on myself?
deleted 3 characters in body; edited title
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comment How to keep an upset player in the group?
You can run a game with two players, yes. It's obviously different, but no less workable. I and others have written about how GMing only two players is different (and even desirable); reading those might give you some perspective on refining this question without the assumption that you "need" more players.
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comment How to keep an upset player in the group?
And what do feel is wrong with having only two players?
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revised How would I classify a “disease” for an NPC that's not really a “disease” in Pathfinder?
deleted 96 characters in body; edited tags
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revised How do I calculate APL and CR for mythic PCs and enemies?
overhaul
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comment How to handle pre-scene character preparation in Fate?
[Related] Modeling cutaway prep scenes in Fate
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revised How to handle pre-scene character preparation in Fate?
added 2 characters in body
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
29
revised How does barkskin work?
rm tag in title
Jul
29
revised How do I balance artifacts of my own invention?
not answer material
Jul
29
revised Any precedent for combining a halberd with a wizard's staff?
rm tag in title
Jul
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
29
revised How do I correctly convert enemy saving throws so that players roll all the dice?
roll back the attempt to fix the math because... can't be sure I'm doing it right, and will let the answers do it
Jul
29
revised How do I correctly convert enemy saving throws so that players roll all the dice?
more descriptive title; copyedit; edit tags; replace link to site with muddy license practices with a clean d20srd link
Jul
29
comment What software is there for creating custom color hex maps?
I gave this a significant edit to steer readers away from overlays and random generators (two kinds of answers this would otherwise get) and focus them on hex-based map creation tools. I've added some explanatory context (to help readers understand and keep answers focused) and made some assumptions about what you're asking for, based on reading between the lines of your question and your comments, but please do edit those out or change them if I've made any erroneous assumptions. How does it look?
Jul
29
revised What software is there for creating custom color hex maps?
overhaul to focus on finding a tool to create a map from scratch
Jul
29
awarded  Guru
Jul
29
comment What software is there for creating custom color hex maps?
So, if I understand your question and the comment together, you're just asking if there's any software that can help you make a hexmap, period, and the pre-existing map isn't really important to what you need the software to do?
Jul
29
comment Do saving throw based spells that do damage count as attacks?
When doing the "specific beats general" routine, it would be helpful to state up-front what conclusion you're going to explain, so that the clutter of detail that follows can be fit into a useful conceptual framework and effectively absorbed as the reader goes through it.
Jul
29
revised How do I determine this monster's HP if I'm only given its HD?
*almost* always d8s, there are exceptions; HP are rarely given; link...