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Have Played: D&D 2-5, Pathfinder, Palladium's TMNT, Kobolds Ate My Baby, d6 Star Wars, d20 Modern, nWoD Hunter, Numenera, Roll for Shoes, Savage Worlds, Microscope, Fiasco

Have Read Rulebooks But Not Played: oWoD Vampire/Mage/Werewolf/Changeling, nWoD Vampire/Mage/Werewolf/Changeling/Demon, Scion, Exalted 2e, 13th Age, Legend, FATE Core, FAE, Iconoclast, Shadowrun 5e, Unknown Armies 2e

(updated July 28, 2015)


1d
comment What is the use of a little bag of sand?
So why don't all adventurers start with a bag of sand? What's so special about scholars?
Jul
26
comment Building a striker
Monk can be good if you go heavy on close bursts and can keep multiple enemies nearby without dying.
Jul
24
comment Do bonuses to damage rolls apply to each attack in a round?
Note that some damage bonuses, like the ranger's Hunter's Quarry and the rogue's Sneak Attack, can only be applied once per round or once per turn.
Jul
24
comment Is there a way for a ranger's pet to deal magic/ranged damage?
@convoke See edit. As long as the companion isn't getting any bonuses to attack and defenses it couldn't normally get, I doubt it will be a problem from a balance perspective.
Jul
23
comment What are the limitations on powers usable with Unleash Spell Power?
@MikeKellogg No problem. A lot of 4e rules stuff comes down to logic and phrasing. It's worth noting that arcane at-wills used via Unleash Spell Power are used instead of basic attacks rather than counting as basic attacks, so anything the granter or the grantee have that improves basic attacks doesn't apply.
Jul
17
comment Good classes with Multiple Ability Dependence
MAD is a pretty common term in D&D optimization circles. There may not be many good choices among MAD classes; MAD is usually a symptom of a deeper problem (lack of focus in the class's design) rather than the main roadblock to making good use of a class.
Jul
12
comment Speed of a Tenser's floating discmobile
I swear, in every edition people put 10 times more skull sweat into abusing Tenser's Floating Disc than they do for any other spell.
Jul
6
comment How should I reward xp to my players in my game of Dark Heresy in Stars Without Number?
And if you are abandoning the normal SWN method, a brief discussion of why you've chosen to abandon it would be helpful.
Jun
16
comment Upgrading from D&D Adventure System to a full D&D Campaign
It's worth pointing out that of all the D&D editions, 4e is by far the closest to wargaming. It's the only edition that pretty much requires minis (3.5 takes a little finagling but you can do without) and it's the only edition that emphasizes tactical positioning. Whether something close to war-gaming is what the asker wants is, of course, a separate question.
Jun
7
comment Does Hunter's Mark chain to multiple creatures
Note that the spell explicitly limits its duration to 1 hour; you can concentrate to get up to 1 hour duration, but not more than that.
Jun
3
comment How can I balance the power of loot between players?
Can you explain what advice you imagine receiving in an answer beyond, "If someone is too powerful, don't give them good loot for a while"?
May
12
comment How much does a potion weigh?
However much you think a small (1-3 fluid ounces) glass vial of liquid ought to weigh, really.
Apr
15
comment How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
This is pretty entertaining, but I have concerns about accidentally drawing a chicken when I try to pull out my revolvers...
Apr
8
comment Does a Daily gained from a feat count against my current 3/day limit?
More specifically, that limit is for daily attack powers. The power granted by Diabolic Soul is a racial power and not an attack power and therefore not subject to that restriction, the same way that daily utility powers are not subject to that restriction because they're utility powers rather than attack powers.
Mar
23
comment How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
@Shoat Because I know the DM is going to throw some actually moderately challenging fights at us. The enemies may be absurd, but they won't be pushovers. It's a lot easier to do the optimization up front and then turn down the effectiveness of your tactics if it turns out you overdid it than it is to no-op your character and then try to pull something out of your butt when you discover you're dead weight.
Mar
21
comment How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
Can you recommend a class, feats, magic items, etc?
Mar
21
comment How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
@ThomasJacobs I expect the DM to veto any uses that revolve around enormous quantities of chickens (using them to fill a chasm, etc), so builds should focus around having a use for each and every chicken "procured".
Mar
21
comment How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
@doppelgreener Hmmm, I might be able to sell the DM on them being itty-bitty raptors...
Mar
9
comment In order to use a Genasi racial power, must I be in the appropriate manifestation?
To reinforce this point, there is an epic-tier feat, Dual Manifestation, that allows you to manifest 2 different elements at once.
Mar
1
comment Where does the D&D concept of a dwarf come from?
Could you perhaps go into more detail?