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Good At:

  1. Systems Analysis ( mostly RPG oriented )
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  3. Java
  4. GM / Playstyle Analysis

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Apr
22
comment How to chain a druid?
Perfect Combination: Deal enough non-lethal damage to knock the druid out, help the druid don metal armor, then restrain him with basic ropes or chains.
Apr
16
comment Is possible to Chain-Activate Pearls of Power?
I'm not clear on the conclusion here - How did you get from the holder and possessor to 'Even if the Wizard is holding (and therefore possessing) two Pearls of Power with the same command word, the Wizard activates only one of them, and at random to boot!'?
Mar
2
comment How does the Earth Spell feat interact with high level spells?
Ban the... spell? I was with you until that last sentence.
Feb
21
comment What is required to only mount a creature?
Point of clarification: A flying mount can only fly under a light load, if it has a land speed, it can still bear the rider along the ground under medium or heavy load (e.g. pegasi).
Jan
29
comment What is the soonest an item that traps a person can be made?
Manacles of the Sleeping Prisoner are absolutely perfect.
Jan
16
comment I'm not a DM anymore. How do I adjust to being a player again?
@JonathanHobbs This question is not spawned from me not having fun. I am enjoying myself thoroughly, and it is a nice break.
Jan
12
comment What does it take to make a Masterwork Tool?
+1 for good answer and obligatory reference to Craft(basketweaving)
Dec
12
comment What do I get the druid that has everything?
@SevenSidedDie I will admit to maybe not reading the question all the way through, and guessing on a couple parts. I agree that the answer may be more on topic if cut down to the last three paragraphs, though I disagree that this will improve the answer. ( If a rubric is a bad rubric, maybe it needs a bit of critical analysis. Ever seen a rubric where the percentages don't add up 100%? )
Dec
12
comment What do I get the druid that has everything?
Two things: At fourth level, druid do not have Wild Shape. Second, while in Wild Shape, druids cannot cast any spell with a verbal component because they can only speak natural animal sounds of whatever they Shaped into. Additionally, Spellcasting is almost always more powerful than Shaping, so the above mentioned vest would be a terribly underpowered idea.
Oct
4
comment A Game Board for D&D?
Also, if you feel uncomfortable carving the white board or don't want to use it for gaming solely, you can use some thin tape ( the less wide the better ) to make a grid.
Aug
30
comment Fighter - Archer Archetype Trick Shot ability CMB question
Thank you @Ellesedil. I would never have thought through the question like that. I have updated my answer accordingly.
Aug
30
comment Fighter - Archer Archetype Trick Shot ability CMB question
@CanCanbek Using the DEX mod does not make it a 'finesse' weapon. The Errata specifically names 'finessable weapons'. I am confused by your confusion.
Aug
25
comment Most faithful way to convert a d20 base roll to a d6 base roll?
It's a good answer (esp. that formula, ta kindly), but not a strictly helpful one. I've already adapted the other 'mechanics' of the encounter, but wanted to make sure that I hadn't messed up my probabilities - the encounter is (in my version) timed. Additionally, I never did find the adventure. If I ever do, I'll make sure to come back and post it for you!
Aug
24
comment Most faithful way to convert a d20 base roll to a d6 base roll?
@BrianBallsun-Stanton D6 Fantasy, specifically. I can't really... I thought I have a copy of the adventure lying around, but I have not been able to turn it up. I have a bot searching my computer for it (maybe I digitized it?), but so far no luck. If I find it, I'll edit the question with more detail, but for now assume that's as good as I can do.
Jul
15
comment How do I handle lengthy (days+) actions without slowing the game
+1 for the final paragraph ("You seem to be looking..."). Sometimes the RAW is just not good enough, and you have to edit and adjust to make things better.
Jul
8
comment Does Thunder Hooves Rage damage stack with itself?
@Keegan - I have never encountered a rule in any edition, especially 4e, that did not specifically state "Each time" (or some variant) when it was meant to work that way. However, I am quite open to being wrong - I will be the first to admit I am not as familiar with 4e as of late.
Jul
2
comment “Retiring” a maxed-out party
Additionally, the "Give up their XP" appeals to some groups - they feel that their characters have become too powerful, but are too attached to the character or party to retire them. Having an encounter that (literally or figuratively) strips levels/powers/XP from them, making them "mortal" again, to for sure finish the Big Bad is a viable option in some situations. I've used it two or three times to 'reset' the party to a lower level, or different system, but keep the party composition and characters.
Jun
21
comment What is the best RPG system for realistic combat?
+1 for "it's bad for your health".
Jun
19
comment Question about Ranger's Animal Companions
+1 for Animal Companion sucking for classes that should really have better.
Jun
8
comment How do I deal with a player who takes things personally?
+1 for the "kick the guy out until he grows up" strategy. I've had to kick one guy out of three different games of mine, with about a one year wait in between letting him back in each time. Fourth time was finally the charm. If he's a "good guy really" he wouldn't take his frustrations out on you in the middle of a game you're trying to run. This should be the last option you use, though - this sort of wake up either works or makes things worse.