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Player of RuneQuest, D&D, Deathwatch, Qin.

Dabbler in others.

DM for D&D (4E).


Aug
14
comment Is it possible to actually kill a Tarrasque?
In what versions of D&D is this true? 4th edition doesn't have a positive energy plane (that I'm aware of...)
Aug
13
comment Why is burying yourself not such a great plan?
+1 for zealous paladins and general comedy shenanigans
Jul
24
comment What ability is used for playing a woodwind instrument?
@SevenSidedDie there's a right way to play a vuvuzela?!
Jul
23
comment Custom rules for character advancement
Your first paragraph is very vague, can you maybe give an example of something subtle that might break, or what problems will be caused?
Jun
22
comment How can I design rooms and encounters for a “natural” dungeon?
This question immediately brought to mind the Deku Tree dungeon in Zelda: Ocarina of Time...
Jun
17
comment Can you hijack a Tenser's Floating Disk by killing the caster and taking his body?
Clearly the disk will follow the magician into the afterlife, causing many adventures along the way.
Apr
15
comment Is possible to Chain-Activate Pearls of Power?
I think that "accidental activation" was written for non-combat scenarios, where standard actions can be accidentally used all the time.
Feb
16
comment When are unexpected events “Too much”?
So much emphasis on "use traps sparingly": many 3.5 games I've been in have been spoiled by the paranoia induced by the DM trying to catch you out with unexpected pit traps.
Jan
29
comment Smaller bolter patterns?
Warning: given that Astartes technology is generally not well-understood in terms of our conventional sciences, I'd be wary about taking a discussion about the physics of bolters too far.
Jan
29
comment Smaller bolter patterns?
I'll be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if Astartes bolters had intentionally more recoil: there's an extra mention in the Deathwatch rulebook for an optional DM rule that enforces extra penalties on 'unworthy' wielders of Astartes guns. Mere mortals are supposed to have problems with bolters anyway, so you're right in that making the weapon smaller doesn't solve everything -- it only makes the gun fit in puny hands better.
Jan
22
comment Can a PC “loot” a dead monster's corpse?
"Treasure, as a component of character, scales greatly with character and is worth very little outside that context." It might just be me, but I am having great trouble understanding this sentence.
Jan
16
comment Ogryn's trait “Auto-stabilised” from Only War to Rogue Trader
If the older version was unbalanced or needed revising within Rogue Trader, I'd expect it to be updated in the Errata. But it's not, so I think this is a case of keeping the versions seperate.
Apr
30
comment What do you do when a player intimidates your campaign boss to surrender?
+1 for alternative solution also, but agree that while the GM is always right, directly opposing a PC's plan as well as the RAW is often a quick way to ruin the fun despite your intentions.
Apr
26
comment How To Divide Up Loot?
Short-sighted, selfish characters are perfectly fine in campaigns, how else would you describe the group's rogue?
Nov
7
comment How does one become a god?
Not having watched any Doctor Who, that TvTropes link doesn't seem to explain any kind of godhood; could you give a better example?
Sep
24
comment How does Blind, Dominate and Stun affect a Mount
Ok, I was only asking because of the second paragraph in the Q.
Sep
24
comment How does Blind, Dominate and Stun affect a Mount
So no references then?
Sep
21
comment What are the essential design features of a combat system that make it scalable from single combat to mass warfare?
I have to say I'm a little confused by your claim too, @gomad. Is the Deathwatch example given by Skeith (which models combat between 2-100s of people) not a direct disproof of your theory? Unless you are arguing that large-scale conflict requires abstractions (e.g. Hordes) which are not present in small-scale conflicts, which prevents unification.
Sep
21
comment How far will Eagle Eye let me see on the open ocean?
I'd suggest merging this with MadMAxJr's answer, or adding to your own to include distance.
Sep
18
comment Death odds in Deathwatch
Well, thanks to the ability to 'burn Fate points' to escape certain death, not that often. But our 4-Marine team did complete a 4-game scenario featuring quite a few Genestealers with about 4 Fate points remaining in the entire group, and a new bionic hand and bionic eye.