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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.


Feb
15
revised How do I Cleave as a Melee Basic Attack?
Added quick note about granted attacks.
Feb
15
comment How do I Cleave as a Melee Basic Attack?
Yeah, good point. I re-worded everything to specifically address the issue of Cleave and Combat Challenge, since those are the two that don't ever seem to go together.
Feb
15
revised How do I Cleave as a Melee Basic Attack?
re-worded the answer to specifically address the issue of Cleave on Combat Challenge.
Feb
15
answered How do I Cleave as a Melee Basic Attack?
Feb
14
accepted Does Word of Life interrupt and heal a dying ally before they fall unconscious?
Feb
9
revised How do players learn about traits and auras with monster knowledge rolls?
clarified question/title
Feb
9
revised How do players learn about traits and auras with monster knowledge rolls?
added 251 characters in body
Feb
9
answered How do players learn about traits and auras with monster knowledge rolls?
Feb
9
asked Does Word of Life interrupt and heal a dying ally before they fall unconscious?
Feb
7
revised When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
added broad question request, added two sub questions.
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
For environment, what happens if you push someone into an aura? If we assume the creature with the aura deals the aura damage, that conflicts with the assumption that the pusher deals the damage resulting from a push. I would say forced movement, including falls, doesn't "deal" damage, because you're dealing forced movement: nothing in the power you're using suggests damage.
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
I would argue against the summon one, because a summon is a creature that is responsible for it's own attacks and can be affected directly with Shackles. Note especially druid summons with instinctive attacks, which work even if the summoner is incapable of dealing damage, and a weakened summoner doesn't weaken a summon.
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
I wonder if this also applies to resistances. If a creature hits you for 10 fire damage and you resist 10 fire, does he deal 0 damage to you and trigger Shackles? Or when you deal zero points are you no longer "dealing damage"?
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
Regarding point 4, if this interpretation is true, then a creature NEVER deals damage, because damage is always dealt by an attack and not a creature (Rules Compendium p.222). I think the presupposition is that, when a creature uses a power, it is responsible for the power. Otherwise you get into the "I didn't shoot him officer, the gun did!" argument :P
Feb
6
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
I'm not sure about the takes/deals thing. Wizards seems to use the two terms reflexively: attackers "deal" (or "damage dealt by you...") outgoing damage whereas targets "take" (or "damage taken by you...") incoming damage. If you deal damage to a target, the target takes damage from you; when you cause a target to take damage, you deal that damage.
Feb
5
revised Is resistance/vulnerability applied before damage is transferred with Nusemnee's Atonement?
deleted 9 characters in body
Feb
5
revised When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
adding situation pointed out by Tacroy
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
5
asked Is resistance/vulnerability applied before damage is transferred with Nusemnee's Atonement?
Feb
5
answered Is resistance/vulnerability applied before damage is transferred with Nusemnee's Atonement?