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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 Apocalypse WorldPlaying D&D 5eScheming Hillfolk RPG and RuneQuest 6 GloranthaReading everything by C. J. Cherryh and King of Sartar by Greg Stafford


Apr
14
revised Can a wizard copy prepared spells into a spellbook?
deleted 14 characters in body; edited tags
Apr
14
answered How long can a conflict statement be?
Apr
14
comment Are slasher merits a good investment for a combat focused nWoD Hunter?
Is this character starting at default "1st level" kind of power? (It might be hard to emulate the Operative super-ninja's lifetime of training until later.)
Apr
14
answered Can a wizard copy prepared spells into a spellbook?
Apr
14
comment What, if any, bonuses to AC can my allies temporarily 'turn off' so I can hit them with an Alchemist's Healing Bomb?
Rather than have two different answers, one of them marked by an edit, just rewrite your answer to be your final answer. (We can see the edits in the history view if we're curious, anyway.)
Apr
14
revised While flying with a grappled opponent, will they get a free grapple check any time they're above 10 feet?
fix anytime/any time homophone; punctuation tweaks; edit tags
Apr
14
comment How does shield bashing work in DnD 5E?
@Smithers Actually, a shield is designed as a weapon. (It's a very large off-hand parrying and occasional-offense weapon.) D&D (and pop fantasy in general) gets that really wrong. I would personally be OK giving it the shield proficiency bonus when used as an improvised weapon, but them's houseruling territory.
Apr
14
comment Playing Dnd 5e with two players
Oh! My question was inspired by the word requires; if that's not the word you meant, that (and an edit) would clear that up. :)
Apr
14
comment Can someone use one Psychic Power multiple times in one turn?
@shaggy If you're not quite satisfied with this answer yet you should wait to give it the "accepted" checkmark. (The checkmark indicates that your problem is solved by this answer and that you're mostly done with the question.)
Apr
14
comment Which of the Martial Archetypes or multiclassing as a Druid will increase my versatility the most?
What does "team player" mean here?
Apr
14
comment Why are elves immune to a ghoul's paralyzing touch?
@Theik Gygax is contrasting it with the negative energy that animates undead; this idea eventually manifested as negative and positive energy planes, damage, spells, etc. so it's not "positive thinking", it's cosmic.
Apr
14
comment Playing Dnd 5e with two players
"This requires you to play a character too": Can't she play more than one character? In my experience that's the more common and more effective way to have more than one PC in a one-on-one game.
Apr
14
comment Are Half-Elves immune to the paralyzing property of a Ghoul's Claw action?
But prior to 3e, half-elves didn't get elven immunity to ghouls' touch.
Apr
14
comment How Should I Change the Star Trek Phaser Table?
@Dronz See doppelgreener's breakdown of the reasons why this is not getting reopen votes.
Apr
14
comment How Should I Change the Star Trek Phaser Table?
@Dronz I honestly don't. Is it the Klingon thing? 'Cause that's canon. So is the small gap between lethal and vaporise. The only issue I can see here is an objection to a lack of balance, which falls under expectations mismatch since balance is not a universal or even necessary design goal even if some people feel it should be. Is that the obvious "problem"?
Apr
14
revised Are there any templates available for creating new backgrounds in DnD 5E?
with more cheer!
Apr
13
comment Is there an official Pathfinder “Mana” system for wizards?
Yes it is. If this question here exists because you're still paranoid about picking the wrong spells, it is worth going back and re-reading that other question's answers, especially the one you accepted as solving the problem of being paranoid about it.
Apr
13
awarded  Constituent
Apr
13
revised Which book can I find grenades in?
edited tags
Apr
13
reviewed Leave Open How much Truecolor Dye would I need to color a whole cloak for a medium creature?