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comment Can Detect Magic detect prepared spells?
I think your answer got downvoted because my question is "can Detect Magic do X" and your answer isn't addressing it, just suggesting an alternative. Although I wasn't the downvoter, so I'm not sure. Update your answer with your rationale for not using Detect Magic and I think you'll see the downvote go away.
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comment Can Detect Magic detect prepared spells?
Good, thoughtful answer. I wanted to point out that I said prepared spells, not known spells. Would that change your answer at all?
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asked Can Detect Magic detect prepared spells?
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comment Can you choose to fail a saving throw?
@Khashir an aside: the term "realism" is loaded. I recommend "verisimilitude" instead.
Aug
31
comment Nimble Melee Sorcerer Help
@thomax, agreed. I'm VERY curious to know whether CharOpt questions are legit for this site.
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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awarded  Civic Duty
Jul
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comment When GMing a game, how much should you prepare in advance?
+1 for Don't Prep Plots. For me that's the last word in adventure prep.
Jul
16
comment How do I rein in a character's backstory without discouraging the player?
Good answer, but how about suggesting to the player that he pick out a "first step" in reaching his goal? That gives the GM something to work with right now.
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jun
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
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answered Breaking Masterwork Weapons/Armor
Jun
16
comment In Moldvay's Basic D&D, should the Thief roll twice to find a trap?
As an aside, this article by one of the OSR elders is a fantastic read/interpretation of Thief skills in B/X: web.fisher.cx/robert/infogami/…
Jun
12
comment How can I strategise IC with the other players when my PC is stupid?
From the OP: "How can I contribute usefully to strategy discussions we have in-character, while faithfully role-playing a stupid character?" To me, this reads as a question about role-playing unintelligent characters generally, and his character specifically.
Jun
11
comment How can I strategise IC with the other players when my PC is stupid?
The question is about how to play a dumb character, and you are using a technicality to avoid the question. A constructive answer would propose some useful advice about playing dumb, while noting that these stats are actually not all that dumb compared to an average character.
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comment Good source book for wilderness/road encounters?
+1 for mileage.
Mar
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comment How can I strategise IC with the other players when my PC is stupid?
This is not a constructive answer--he's asking for help playing his character in a specific way and instead of providing advice, you're telling him "you're doing it wrong".
Mar
13
comment Reading material to present to completely new players
Hmm, I guess I didn't read his question carefully enough, because you're absolutely right. I thought he wanted to set genre expectations, not teach them how to play.
Mar
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answered How can I strategise IC with the other players when my PC is stupid?
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revised Reading material to present to completely new players
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