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I'm William Brall, a Sr. Web Developer at ZeniMax Online Studios working on the community site and patcher of Elder Scrolls Online.

I'm also the owner of The Bronze Coin, a roleplaying guild in Reisterstown Maryland.


Jun
19
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
19
comment How should I stat very powerful artifacts that the party acquires too early?
@Soulrift a 25% boon (which is what 5 points is) is certainly significant, but if the value of the item were taken into account when dealing out treasure parcels it will naturally even itself out over time. Yes, it will be a significant bonus, but not one that would make the party invulnerable. And it is significantly less of an issue if the party member wearing the armor has upgraded from a level 1 360gp set of magic armor that was +1.
Jun
18
awarded  Quorum
Jun
18
answered How should I stat very powerful artifacts that the party acquires too early?
Jun
18
comment How do I let characters share knowledge only they know?
Why the downvote?
Jun
18
answered How do I let characters share knowledge only they know?
Jun
12
awarded  Outspoken
Jun
11
comment Puzzles vs the Swordsage
The reason to have these abilities is to be able to trivially deal with an obstacle that would stop a normal person in their tracks. Using these skills IS solving those puzzles.
Jun
8
awarded  Yearling
Jun
4
revised Ways to minimize the negative effects of miniature use on immersion
added 16 characters in body
Jun
3
comment How does weight affect the game?
I think 4E included weight simply so that it could be used in modules or other settings or 3rd party rule books for special situations without those books having to spend tons of paper enumerating the weight of every item in the game.
Jun
3
revised Ways to minimize the negative effects of miniature use on immersion
deleted 1 character in body
Jun
2
answered Ways to minimize the negative effects of miniature use on immersion
May
28
awarded  Nice Answer
May
27
comment Can you miss on purpose with Wormhole plunge?
Worth noting you can't "take 10" in the hopes to fail, as you can only do so while not pressed or threatened.
May
15
comment How to approach sexual violence so that it adds to the narrative?
While not an answer, it should be noted that there is a double standard associated with sexual violence. Simply by flipping the genders of the people involved, you can often increase or decrease the emotional impact of these themes. Consider a hyper-masculine man that keeps 100 15 year old girls as concubines, versus a hyper-feminine woman that keeps 100 15 year old boys as concubines. This can help you fine tune the impact of the situation. Consider also only flipping one party's gender. (Let's not get into a discussion about the underlying BS that this double standard stems from)
May
9
comment Where can I find actual play examples of skill challenges?
fwiw, this is why many DMs drop Skill Challenges entirely.
May
6
comment Did having a 'Caller' player positively influence the gameplay in Moldvay's Basic D&D?
I don't mean the leader role in 4E, I mean the concept of a leader, you know, from reality. Most parties end up with a leader or face. (in my 4E game, that's a Dragonborn Sorceror) it is independent from rules.
May
6
comment Did having a 'Caller' player positively influence the gameplay in Moldvay's Basic D&D?
The Caller is just a primitive version of the party Leader or Face, no?