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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


3h
comment How can I make an object (nearly) indestructible?
@thedarkwanderer What's the problem with the example? I'm not seeing it.
6h
comment How much fire damage would contact with/submergence in lava/magma/molten metal do?
@MontyWild Lava in fantasy tends to be more like burning thin mud, though.
17h
comment My DM asked me to betray the party; How do I beat them?
Mostly the trouble is that it seems you're looking for ideas, and unlike a discussion forum, RPG.se only handles concrete problems that could at least in theory have a best answer that's not just a matter of taste. We need more than situation details: we also need goal details and requirements in order to answer with the specific solutions that satisfy the goal and requirements. Though, if you really do just want a bunch of suggestions, that's fine and we can recommend one of these discussion forums as a place where you can get that.
20h
comment A player constantly uses his mobile phone during our games session
[Related] How do I deal with a bored or distracted player bringing down the group?
1d
comment Are there rules for creating magic items that can be activated with a swift action?
To the contrary, it is not way off base, it is exactly what this question is about. You are welcome to ignore that, but in that case you'll just have to live with being downvoted.
1d
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.
1d
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.
1d
comment What is psionics?
For further reading: "Psionics (role-playing games)" - Wikipedia.
1d
comment What is psionics?
Are you familiar with the term outside of D&D?
1d
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.
1d
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?
1d
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.
1d
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.
2d
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.
2d
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.
Aug
27
comment What happens to a creature inside both Aqueous Orb and Black Tentacles?
Use the edit button under the post to make edits, instead of the add a comment button.
Aug
27
comment How do I improve my ranged defense in Savage Worlds?
Because of user-controlled sorting on the page and because this is not a thread on a discussion forum, there is no reliable "above" that others can understand. Take the tour for a taste of how this site is different from a forum.
Aug
27
comment Does Hellish Rebuke set nearby creatures on fire?
@zespri I think I covered those questions in the last two paragraphs already.
Aug
27
comment Does Hellish Rebuke set nearby creatures on fire?
@TomSterkenburg A good policy when attempting any kind of clever plan in D&D!
Aug
27
comment Is there any way to eliminate the material component cost for Glyph of Warding?
This is relevant: “I would prefer an option that does not rely upon explicit GM oversight the way the estimated prices do.” (Spell creation relies on GM oversight.)