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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
29
comment How does the wielder of an intelligent magic weapon experience its powers?
I clarified the title and removed the extra question, since we can only handle one question per post here. You can ask about disagreeing with intelligent weapons in a separate question by using the Ask Question button.
Aug
29
revised How does the wielder of an intelligent magic weapon experience its powers?
clearer title; remove extra question
Aug
29
comment Is there any good way to introduce an adventure?
The term "plot hook" or "adventure hook" describes that part of the adventure. It should be a useful term for finding information about this in Google.
Aug
29
revised Is there any good way to introduce an adventure?
edited tags
Aug
29
comment What is psionics?
For further reading: "Psionics (role-playing games)" - Wikipedia.
Aug
29
comment What is psionics?
Are you familiar with the term outside of D&D?
Aug
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
29
comment Are there rules for creating magic items that can be activated with a swift action?
The question isn't asking about that, it's asking about making an arbitrary item that uses swift instead of standard actions.
Aug
29
revised Can elves search for hidden doors multiple times in a row?
not about 1e
Aug
29
comment Can elves search for hidden doors multiple times in a row?
Is this question about elven searching for secret doors or elven noticing secret doors? (Or both? Which is the fighter using?) They're quite different, and though the question is asking about searching, someone pointed out on my answer that you might mean the "walking by" part instead of the actual searching part. Which is this about?
Aug
29
comment Can elves search for hidden doors multiple times in a row?
@thedarkwanderer Yeah, but elven detection and elven searching are two different things with different rules… Hm, maybe the asker is confused about that.
Aug
28
comment How to house rule a 5E flying mount that turns hostile?
What kind of rules, to spice things up how? It's not clear what you're looking for, and unlike a forum, we only field specific questions rather than "just give me some ideas" questions.
Aug
28
revised Simplified character creation for D&D 5e
affiliation
Aug
28
revised Can elves search for hidden doors multiple times in a row?
added 49 characters in body
Aug
28
answered Can elves search for hidden doors multiple times in a row?
Aug
28
revised Can the Skald's Armour power be used to make a creature attack itself?
added 4 characters in body
Aug
28
revised Do you lose flanking from Island of Blades stance if you're invisible?
edited body; edited tags; edited title
Aug
28
comment Does Arcane Lock Make An Object More Resistant to Damage?
@Strill Yes, breaking something and attacking it to deal damage are separate things in D&D 5e. One takes a strength check to force it open / snap it in two / cave it in / whatever and succeeds or fails in one roll. The other takes normal hitting with a weapon and dealing HP damage until it runs out of HP.
Aug
28
revised Are there rules for creating magic items that can be activated with a swift action?
make the title as clear as the rest of the question
Aug
27
comment Can the melee attack of Skald's Armour be further than the actual melee range?
Objections to this answer's reasoning would be more profitably registered by simply providing a competing answer.