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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. Particularly fond of GMless and short-form games because they suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Dungeon World (on hiatus) • Playing D&D 4eReading Designers & Dragons (2014) by Shannon Appelcline


3h
comment Dice roll methods and their averages
Where you say "drop 1s", did you actually mean "drop lowest"?
3h
comment Can a character grab a potion from a pack and drink it without using their action?
-1 for seemingly obvious RAW error. "I wouldn't want that to happen because rogues" is not a valid argument for what the rule actually is.
12h
comment Confused about fighter's Two Weapon Fighting Style
The first line stands out as odd to me. Were previous editions mentioned in now-deleted comments? I don't see what it's rebutting otherwise.
12h
comment Can Detect Magic detect prepared spells?
@Dyndrilliac If you read the original question this was inspired by, detecting spellcasters via other means is not exactly relevant; this is specifically about what the capabilities of detect magic are, rules-as-written, in order to clarify a specific point about detect magic.
12h
comment What does the code look like to have background music playing at the start of a game?
@Tritium21 It was already closed when you suggested closing it, so I thought maybe you'd just typoed. After all, questions that are way off-topic are supposed to be deleted eventually.
13h
comment What does the code look like to have background music playing at the start of a game?
@Tritium21 Deleted, you mean.
15h
comment Did Kelemvor lose the death domain to Myrkul?
Anything WotC publishes about the Forgotten Realms is canon, by definition. There's no need to chew that point in the comments, or even really in the question.
20h
comment Can a 5e D&D character acquire multiple archetypes from the same class?
@Jason_c_o Answers are not responsible for keeping a question open by avoiding certain ideas. Whether a question is a duplicate or not is based on the question's (de)merits on its own. Answers are free to suggest multi-classing as a (house-ruled) solution.
20h
comment How can I find a challenge/dilemma for my robot character?
Since you've been absent since posting this and confusion over the details of your situation is showing up in answers, I'm voting to put this "on hold" until you're back and can clear up the confusion and flesh out the question's situation a bit more. ("Hold" just prevents people from answering while a question is being fixed up.)
1d
comment Did Kelemvor lose the death domain to Myrkul?
This doesn't appear to answer the question, which is whether, why, and how Myrkul came back from being a dead god and reclaimed the Death portfolio from Kelemvor.
1d
comment Does drinking a potion permit an opportunity attack?
@Nate If this was 3.5e then your intuition would be right, but in 5e OAs don't represent distraction, they represent "movi[ng] heedlessly past your foes". For another explicit thing that demonstrates that 5e's OAs are not equivalent to 3.5e's except in name: firing a ranged weapon or casting a spell in an enemy's reach doesn't trigger an OA.
1d
comment Can a 5e D&D character acquire multiple archetypes from the same class?
I don't think this is actually a duplicate. It's asking for how to get multiple archetypes; the part about multi-classing is not even being asked (it says they know it's against the RAW), it's just being guessed as the solution to the problem of how/if you can get multiple archetypes.
1d
comment Does an unconscious character accumulate damage?
Related: Do negative Hit Points exist in D&D 5e?
2d
comment How do I create fantasy cities?
If you don't really know what to ask for, Stack Exchange isn't the tool your looking for either. We're really about concrete problems that can be well-defined, so that an answer can just solve it without having a lot of conversation. May I suggest trying a forum?
2d
comment What happens when a familiar 'dies'?
Since it's a ritual, it doesn't even have to cost a spell slot for the day.
2d
comment Who actually makes the Magic Books that boost stats?
Sometimes it's not a matter of being able to handle a joke or not—the joke has to be gotten before handling is an issue.
2d
comment How do I create fantasy cities?
Regarding your edit: Those aren't the specifics that we need. We need specifics on what problem we're supposed to be solving. "I want to make cities, a fortress one. Talk to me" isn't a problem we can solve here. (A forum can help with "talk to me" questions; we can't.)
2d
comment Who actually makes the Magic Books that boost stats?
"Manliness +3"? Are you sure you're thinking of the same game as the question is asking about?
2d
comment Did piracy problems bring down White Wolf?
If there is an informative answer here, it's unfortunately buried in ranting. Overall, it's hard to separate the fact from the opinion in this answer, which makes it not a useful answer to the question. On the up side, there is an edit button, so those things can be fixed if you're so inclined!
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comment How can I find a challenge/dilemma for my robot character?
This sounds like a forum/chat freeform game. Is that accurate?