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Feb
25
comment Can I improve “free” affiliations during character burning?
I don't see the thread talking about affiliations that one buys with resource points, or about improving trait-granted affiliations with resource points. Any source for that?
Feb
18
comment How can I have non-Euclidean dungeons in non-magic settings?
For similar examples, consider the Möbius strip (most simple non-oriented manifold that is otherwise reasonable) or a torus (simple example of a manifold with non-trivial homology).
Jan
15
comment What are the core tropes or assumptions of D&D?
@TimothyAWiseman Consider the role of clerics that sell healing spells, which is fairly common. Or city or dungeon lighted by continual flames.
Jun
28
comment Structure for a political sandbox game
@Sardathrion Yes, but I find it lacks the structure I would like, namely point 1. in the question.
Jun
28
comment Structure for a political sandbox game
-1: I am specifically not looking for a conflict system. Does HotB, Ars magica, etc. have guidelines or procedures for creating political conflicts, for keeping the actions of factions or persons consistent and somewhat predictable, or other such material that provides a framework for the conflicts? Those might be interesting.
Jun
14
comment Can the astrology helping die decrease the chance of success?
Note that the chance of the astrology die taking away a success is only 1/12, not 1/6. Even considering that the example works, assuming that the astrology die can take away no more than 1 success (this is unclear in the rules, at least to my reading). This all supposing I did not make any mistakes.
Aug
29
comment Death by losing constitution
Drain in D20 and PF is permanent, damage temporary: d20srd.org/srd/specialAbilities.htm#abilityScoreLoss . I don't know about PF beta. I don't see any mention of it in the question.
Aug
28
comment Death by losing constitution
Drain is permanent (until cured by magic), damage temporary: d20pfsrd.com/basics-ability-scores/…
Aug
20
comment What kind of monster I can be?
Possible duplicate, or at least related: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/14204/…
Jul
25
comment Sneaking up on sleeping giants
Two die rolls every 5 feet. My first reaction is to say that it would be very cumbersome. Otherwise, pretty good ideas.
Jul
25
comment Sneaking up on sleeping giants
@kotekzot: Attacking a helpless foe means automatic hit for maximum damage, IIRC.
Jul
6
comment Why can't clerics use sharp weapons?
In I.33 (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Armouries_Ms._I.33 ) a priest teaches the use of sword and buckler, and the topics are quite advanced. So presumably at least some priests were quite competent in the noble art.
Jun
21
comment Sneaking up on sleeping giants
@SevenSidedDie everyone has stealth at 1/6, but only experts may improve it. (Halflings also excel at hiding, which is not relevant.)
Jun
20
comment Narrative options in an antique shop, old bookstore or library
A bit more detail as to why and how they are relevant would be nice.
Jun
6
comment Do Teleportation spells transfer kinetic energy?
Nice interpretation. Do you have a source for it, or is it your own?
May
25
comment Experience and levels in Pathfinder
I completely missed that, thanks. Now, let me see if the rules for much exprience an encounter is worth can also be found...
May
25
comment Can the astrology helping die decrease the chance of success?
@JoshuaDrake I did not learn anything new from either, but did find them less unhelpful than others.
May
25
comment Running a dungeoncrawl with several game systems at once
@GMNoob If the systems are fairly similar, stat it for one of them; if they are very different, stat it separately for each. Note that only AC and hp as concepts don't even exist in many game systems.
May
24
comment Can the astrology helping die decrease the chance of success?
If the situation is obvious, then presenting a formal proof is trivial. But consider a situation where the chance of getting enough successes is almost 1, say 1-e for some small number e. Should you still accept the astrology die? Can this happen in play? How small does e have to be in order for this to happen?
May
23
comment Can the astrology helping die decrease the chance of success?
The astrology helping die may take away a success, so the situation is not obvious.