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I'm a Master of Information, an MMORPG expert, and in my spare time I dabble in Dungeons and Dragons, mainly 4th edition. I secretly aspire to re-write 4e into AD&D 4.5 and fix all those niggly issues I have with it.


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comment Can PCs hide motivations from the DM?
I think it's like insight: players "can" roll insight every time an NPC says something to tell if they're lying, but usually only do if they're suspicious about something. The inverse would be the DM asking for a bluff or diplomacy check if the NPC is actively being suspicious. If the NPC doesn't question and accepts the statement, the player doesn't roll, no matter how big the lie is.
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comment Can PCs hide motivations from the DM?
Counterpoint: Detect Good and Smite Evil do not exist in D&D 4th Edition. Also, what about all the adventures about inherently good angels turning evil (fallen angels)? It seems to me that unexpected alignments or changing alignments are core aspects of many works of fiction, eg: senator Palpatine being secretly an evil sith and the change from good Anakin Skywalker into evil Darth Vader. And all the tales of redemption would fail if bad guys were inherently and immutably evil.
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answered Can PCs hide motivations from the DM?
Jul
10
answered How to speed up 4e combat
Jul
9
comment How to speed up 4e combat
What is causing the delay? Is it players that are unsure of what to do or discussing strategy? Is it players unsure about the rules of their powers and having to re-read text and get rules clarifications? Or is it because there is so much going on (powers, effects, bonuses, math) that the resolution of each die roll and effect application is bogging down the game? Clarification / detail would be helpful in this question.
Jul
8
revised Dual wielding with a Double Weapon and an Off Hand weapon
changed "too heavy to wield in both hands" to "one hand"
Jul
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I permanently increase my Dexterity ability score?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
25
revised Can a Warlock Selectively Curse Anyone they can See?
Added section on "why is it based on sight?"
Jun
25
revised Can a Warlock Selectively Curse Anyone they can See?
Added section on "why is it based on sight?"
Jun
25
answered Can a Warlock Selectively Curse Anyone they can See?
Jun
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Did I roll this character correctly?
Jun
18
comment How should I stat very powerful artifacts that the party acquires too early?
I disagree with the destabilization factor, especially when you consider that +3 counts as third tier masterwork armour, which will grant an extra 1 or 2 points of AC depending on if the armour is light or heavy. Plate is 8 AC, but Plate +3 is 13 AC, 5 points higher.
Jun
18
answered How should I stat very powerful artifacts that the party acquires too early?
Jun
10
revised Do Weapon of the Gods and Seldarine Dedicate form a combo?
Added DDI link
Jun
10
comment Do Weapon of the Gods and Seldarine Dedicate form a combo?
I took it from the DDI online Compendium (subscription required), which says the errata was made to make the power consistent with the "Class Compendium" source, which was later removed from publication. The errata were then published in Dragon magazine. dnd4.wikia.com/wiki/Class_Compendium
Jun
9
answered Do Weapon of the Gods and Seldarine Dedicate form a combo?
Jun
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the benefits of owning a physical book?
Jun
7
answered What happens when you combine Deft Strike and Ghostwalker Style?