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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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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Explainer
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised Can Lodestone Lure be used on adjacent targets?
added 118 characters in body
Sep
20
asked Can Lodestone Lure be used on adjacent targets?
Sep
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there a google earth style map for Shadowrun 2050?
Sep
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I convert D&D Next Saving Throws into Defences?
Aug
23
answered Do projectiles exist in flight?
Aug
22
comment Do projectiles exist in flight?
@LorenPechtel It's important to think of DnD-4e according to game terminology provided in order to resolve combat situations where ambiguity might arise. So your trigger phrases should, for clarity's sake, be based on game terms such as "attack" and "move." A siege projectile isn't "moving" when it's fired, so it doesn't "move within 4 squares" for that particular trigger. The only concepts provided for in 4e mechanics for a projectile is an attack. Conversely, there DO exist immediate interrupts for ranged attacks, suggesting such attacks could be interrupted, just not by readied actions.
Aug
22
comment Do projectiles exist in flight?
"Readying an action to be triggered by an enemy attack means that the readied action will occur as a reaction to the attack, so the character’s attack happens only after the enemy attacks." (Glossary entry for Ready an Action) A projectile attack is still an attack, so if your trigger is part of an attack, you have to wait for the attack to complete. Otherwise you could make up ridiculous trigger conditions like "the enemy grips his weapon firmly as if to attack" in order to interrupt an attack with a readied action (by triggering on the "grip" rather than the "swing" or whatever).
Aug
22
comment Do projectiles exist in flight?
Because Immediate Reactions occur after the triggering action completes, the action that fired the projectile would complete and the projectile would strike its target before the immediate reaction could take place. Unless there were an action that fired a projectile that took more than one round to reach it's target, there would be no way to intercept it with Ruinous Phrase.
Aug
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comment How should a GM deal with players that want to be “too cool”?
The other players haven't complained; is there any chance they actually enjoy watching the over-dramatization and see it as an injection of energy and spice into their campaigns? If you have an actor-type and a bunch of watcher-types, they might actually be enjoying the show.
Aug
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answered Critting with a Thrown Melee Weapon
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Giving Players the Game They Want
Aug
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answered How do you boil a level 30 PC down to an easily accessible NPC or game mechanic?
Jul
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awarded  Enlightened
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Shooting with drones
Jul
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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answered Are temporary hit points able to make you concious?
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awarded  Good Answer