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comment Supporting degrees of success and failure when rolling
Funny, because my experience of lockpicking is almost exactly a binary result. "Hey it worked!" vs "HTF does this work?". :)
Nov
14
comment Why would I ever choose rolling hit points?
+1 for "a PC's life is essentially a short term game". Not all D&D games are epic campaigns of 1-20th level heroes. Some are about a bunch of low-lifes, struggling to survive.
Nov
2
comment Can Wizards wear cloaks and capes instead of robes?
@mxyzplk, IMC I permit wrinkled pants.
Oct
27
comment What is the “average human” stat for Savage Worlds?
I asked for a citation to back up your answers, so no matter how good an answer is, without a citation, it won't be as good as an answer that has one.
Oct
23
comment Does Concealment exist in D&D 5th Edition?
@waxeagle, great! Up voted!
Oct
23
comment Does Concealment exist in D&D 5th Edition?
Fix this answer to reflect @Eric's clarifications and I'll up vote. Right now it is incorrect.
Oct
22
comment Can Detect Magic detect prepared spells?
@Dyndrilliac, after your (major) edits I'm down voting for two reasons: the "pulsing with magic" strawman and the complete disregard for RAW Arcana/Relgion. As others have mentioned, it's not a bad houserule (strawman notwithstanding), but it's not on topic here.
Oct
22
comment Can Detect Magic detect prepared spells?
@Jason_c_o, that was my intent. I've edited my post to make that explicit.
Oct
19
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.
Oct
18
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?
Sep
8
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.
Jul
24
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.
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.
Apr
23
comment Good source book for wilderness/road encounters?
+1 for mileage.
Mar
13
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.