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Apr
9
comment Need to play D&D on a budget, at least for now
Writing something about core rulebooks and editions would be appropriate.
Feb
3
comment How much is enough for a 5th-ranked character to beat a 2nd-ranked character?
The NPCs can't have precomputed ranks, since the ranks depend on the player characters and on which NPCs are in use.
Feb
3
comment How much is enough for a 5th-ranked character to beat a 2nd-ranked character?
I think that, by the book, only the ranks matter. I might not remember this correctly, though. Where does the book mention the points being important?
Feb
2
comment How to decide the level of new monsters?
@HeyICanChan There are now two non-trivial examples.
Feb
2
comment How to decide the level of new monsters?
Can people who voted to close the question please suggest further improvement in order to reopen it? As far as I see, the question can be answered from a position of experience ("This is how I do it.") or by providing a reference (LotFP referee book does it thus, Into the Odd like this). The answers can be rated based on their merit: Do they rely on fictional details only, which creatures do they cover, and are they fast enough to use in play?
Feb
1
comment How to decide the level of new monsters?
A more detailed way of doing what you write under racial HD is what I am looking for. Might be that nobody has done such a procedure yet.
Jan
31
comment How to decide the level of new monsters?
@HeyICanChan In the sense that even if given a quite detailed description of a monster, you still can't deduce their HD from it. Or if you can, then please post the method as an answer.
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.)