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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


7h
comment Should replacement characters have to take campaign traits?
You might want to cite your quote: d20pfsrd.com/traits
15h
comment What do you roll Insight against when the other person is telling the truth?
Related and possibly a duplicate: How do you deal with metagaming based on die results?
15h
comment Is creating a custom land circle for the Land Druid making him too versatile?
Welcome to RPG.se! Please take a look at the tour; it's a useful introduction to the site. Please don't attempt to reply to other answers; this is a Q&A site rather than a discussion forum, so answers are expected to respond to the question directly rather than attempting to engage in discussion with other answers. Once you've earned some reputation you will be able to post comments on others' Qs and As, and can use those to suggest fixes to other answers instead. You can amend your last paragraph using the edit feature on your post.
15h
comment Are level up bonuses applied cumulatively when multiclassing?
I feel that answers are best when tailored to their intended audience.
16h
comment Is Roll-For-Shoes a good system to practice DM skills?
Both is cool. You might want to call out both though, since planned/improv is a common split in GMing styles and answerers may not even think to mention more than the one they default to.
16h
comment Is Roll-For-Shoes a good system to practice DM skills?
Regarding "creating an engaging storyline", do you mean planned before the game, or improvised during the game (which are quite distinct skills)?
16h
comment Is Roll-For-Shoes a good system to practice DM skills?
Which GMing skills are you feeling rusty/green about? Like any RPG, RFS will only exercise certain skills directly, so which you're thinking of matters to the answer.
18h
comment Would being able to wild-shape into aberrations/monstrosities be unbalanced?
No problem! The site does have a bit of a learning curve with corner cases like this, where you want to ask a follow-up question. (In the new question you can refer readers to this one for context by including the URL of this page.)
18h
comment Would being able to wild-shape into aberrations/monstrosities be unbalanced?
The edit makes this a different question than before (changing it from "Is this unbalanced" to "What would make it balanced"), so that should be a new, separate question. Generally, we like to avoid updates to a question that invalidate existing answers. I've reverted the changes for now, but you can access the text in the edit history (also available by clicking "edited [time] ago") if you want to cut-and-paste it into a new question.
19h
comment How does the change to the Shaken mechanic affect other parts of the system?
Fair enough. I don't have quite the same impression, but I do see what you mean then.
19h
comment What do you roll Insight against when the other person is telling the truth?
@YohannV It's just looking for what to roll against when the NPC isn't bluffing. I did an edit to emphasise that, since it was a bit buried before.
20h
comment How does the change to the Shaken mechanic affect other parts of the system?
What gave the impression that SW is tightly designed? I believe that's erroneous, considering how much tinkering people do / are encouraged to do with it.
20h
comment How can we prevent a sorcerer with subtle spell metamagic from casting?
No, I mean, what does it matter whether it actually changes your AC? The rule says "wearing", not "being protected by."
1d
comment How can we prevent a sorcerer with subtle spell metamagic from casting?
@ThomasJacobs Why not? The wizard is wearing a helmet, it's armour, and they're not proficient in it. I don't like legalistic RAW-y interpretations of rules myself, but if we're going to do that, how doesn't that match the RAW interpretation being used here?
1d
comment Creating a magic item with two continuous effects I can pick between (or deactivate)
@Fering Oh, it's "Wealth By Level". I see it wasn't ever explained, so I expanded that in the post.
1d
comment Creating a magic item with two continuous effects I can pick between (or deactivate)
What was "If you're allowed to break WBL and lame" supposed to say? I couldn't figure out the intended meaning to correct the typo.
1d
comment How far does a rogue move when dashing twice using Cunning Action?
That's right! Aside, potential modifiers of speed might be magic items, spells, abilities, etc. For example, a 1st-level monk's Unarmored Movement gives +10 speed under the right circumstances, which would be included in the extra Dash movement.
1d
comment How far does a rogue move when dashing twice using Cunning Action?
@Airatome Dash adds movement for your current turn. It's not a modifier to your speed stat. So "Current Speed" in your equation should always be 30, never increase due to a previous Dash.
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comment Can Entangle be used indoors?
Welcome to RPG.se, then. :) (While we're here, maybe look at the tour; it's a useful introduction to the site.) Within RPG.se we have Role-playing Games Chat, which can be accessed after gaining the Talk In Chat privilege (at 20 reputation). Other than that, discussion of a game's rules can only really be had off-site, since discussion is outside the purpose of RPG.se.
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comment How do I name a Half-Orc?
@DCShannon Yeah, editing a held question puts it into the reopen review queue (twice, I think, if the first time doesn't do anything), so we'll see what comes of that.