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comment How would someone go about training magical animals (such as hydras)?
I don't see any downvotes on this, or in the mod-view timeline showing daily vote summaries. Was there a brief downvote, quickly reversed, at some point?
1h
comment How are poisons handled in the d6 system?
Which part of poison handling are you looking for?
3h
comment I picked the wrong spells as a wizard, how do I recover?
Sometimes theft sans murder can be a working method too, though that's fancier footwork.
4h
comment Is the Purple Dragon Knight archetype as underpowered as it looks?
Ceribia, if these comments' contents are valuable, can you work whatever's useful into the post itself so it has better visibility and these can be cleaned up? Thank you!
7h
comment How can DMs effectively telegraph specific dangers in D&D?
On the DM's shoulders in that they are the players' only conduit to the world, so if there's something there it's the DM gating access to the clue. I feel like this answer could be something very useful if it wasn't hung up on that point, because I agree, training wheels are not necessary in the circumstance the question is about, but there isn't anything in this post for non-training-wheels GM techniques.
10h
comment Does Mirror Image enable Sneak Attack?
@LinoFrankCiaralli Rather than open two fronts on that argument, you might want to just drop a note that you see a flaw in the reasoning, and that you've expanded on that in your answer to the question about it. The difference is that it keeps everything in one place and won't start a discussion here, where it would be unconstructive or inconclusive.
11h
comment Can you use mind control spells to learn a demon's true name?
@Nemenia I think it's referring to existing spells.
11h
comment What type of damage accounts for bleeding damage?
I'm not actually sure what could/should be done. A bunch of extra answers, especially if you don't think they're really good ideas, might be too much. If it was me, I'd probably think about rewriting this as a … flowchart to decide which option to take, so it's more an integrated whole answer? (Eg., “if you want an existing type, then… but if you're ok homebrewing, then…”) But I'm not sure that's the right thing to do, so I can't really advise it as the thing to do.
11h
comment What type of damage accounts for bleeding damage?
I'd like to upvote due to one of those answers, but I want to downvote the other two, making the result no vote. This isn't really a suggestion about what to change, so much as a point to consider about a difficulty that answers that offer multiple conflicting options face. (Though if you have any ideas of how to edit to dodge that difficulty, go for it!)
11h
comment What type of damage accounts for bleeding damage?
Answers that are of the form “Well, the strict answer is such-and-so. However, a feat is not a good idea for these reasons: XYZ” are still answers. As such, they do belong in answer posts rather than in comments, so that the community can provide feedback in the form of up/down votes and constructive comments, which isn't possible when such answers are posted as comments. I've cleaned up the answers in comments here so far.
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comment How Do I login if I haven't confirmed my email?
@PurpleMonkey & some other close voters: Just a note that we have a close option that says "this belongs on meta". You can get to it with Off topicbelongs on another sitemeta, instead of using Off topicOther, and that will automatically move it where it belongs. The option is easily overlooked and rarely needed though, so no foul in missing it. For next time!
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comment Where are all of the wizard colleges in Golarion?
@Mala How does it not answer the question? “Would a wizard's college be something that every major city would have to at least a certain degree? If not…” It covers the part of the question before “if not” just fine, so it's unclear why it should need to also answer the “if not” part.
2d
comment Is it appropriate to punish a player who snatches thing from under the other players?
You might not, but the test isn't whether the writer thinks they're offensive, it's “Language likely to offend or alienate individuals or groups based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc.” A gender-specific slur definitely qualifies; as that line of the policy continues: “… will not be tolerated. At all. (Those are just a few examples; when in doubt, just don't.)” So when evaluating whether a language choice is appropriate at RPG.se, consider not whether it is personally offensive, but whether it may offend individuals or groups based on their identity.
2d
comment Is it appropriate to punish a player who snatches thing from under the other players?
Reminder: comments are for clarifying content, not posting small or incomplete answers. Please use answer posts to submit answers instead. Prior comments containing answers have been removed.
2d
comment Is it appropriate to punish a player who snatches thing from under the other players?
Hey there, and welcome to RPG.se. Maybe take the tour. Be aware that our be nice policy means that certain kinds of language aren't appropriate in our posts and will be removed or replaced by inoffensive alternatives. Reverting such cleanups isn't advised.
2d
comment How do I tell if a Homebrew Race is balanced properly?
The questions in the title and in the body didn't match: the title asking for how to know ("how do I fish?"), the body asking to just be told ("please give me a fish"). The question in the title is fine for this site, but the question in the body is off topic: we don't do on-request homebrew evaluations. I've edited the body to match the title so this can avoid closing.
Feb
10
comment How to create battles in a war
Somehow the way this was asked just resulted in a potentially-infinite list of subjective ideas rather than a small set of best practices advice. Unfortunately questions soliciting big lists of ideas are off topic, so I've closed this.
Feb
10
comment What is “my guy syndrome” and how do I handle it?
Beware that answers are not in linear order here; they're sorted according to votes and to a reader's sorting options. They can also be deleted individually. So if you're going to reference another post, best to do it for credit only, and to incorporate all relevant information so that your post stands alone. Specifically, you should probably link to the forum post you mention so that a reader of your answer knows what you're talking about without playing detective.
Feb
10
comment What is the point of a spell component pouch?
@Ceribia I rolled back that edit. Tags aren't for showing what a question's answers are relevant to, they're for categorising the question. Specifically, this question is about spell component pouches in d20 and its immediate siblings (i.e., D&D 3e, D&D 3.5e, Pathfinder) and was never about any other games. Relevance to other games is accidental, and left as an exercise for the reader.
Feb
9
comment Do magic items really cost at least as much to create as they do to purchase?
The question isn't asking how to find the cost of creation, but is asking how to reconcile the known, listed costs with the sale prices. This answer doesn't attempt to explain the existing numbers.