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Drop by and say hi :)

Taught on 3.0, learned 3.5. DMed 3.5 for many years and love it still.

Favorite variants: Spell points, prestigious character classes, sorceror metamagic specialist, racial paragon classes, cloistered cleric, paladin of freedom, complex skill checks, weapon groups, craft points and summon monster variants.

Anyone playing in my game knows: Think outside the box, fear the rakshasa, demons are never your friend and a party that can't find traps will more often than not die by them.

Favorite DnD aspects: Roleplay and character personality development, long spanning adventures that convey useful things (tree of life, chakras... meaning), inventiveness and ingenuity.

Method Actor You think that gaming is a form of creative expression. You may view rules as, at best, a necessary evil, preferring sessions where the dice never come out of the bag. You enjoy situations that test or deepen your character's personality traits.


Feb
3
comment Early optimized/broken caster
Welcome. Please check out our tour found here: rpg.stackexchange.com/tour, it will show you what a Stack Exchange site like this one is and is not equipped to do. This prompt would work great on a message board but that's not what we are. Feel free to edit your question when you've got more specific, targeted requirements, though. As it currently stands all it will field is aimless suggestions instead of constructive problem-solving.
Feb
2
comment Is it legal to “use” (reference) copyrighted material in a way that requires ownership of its original publication?
@KRyan not at the moment. Do they consider classes/mechanics to fall under copyright or trademark? Technically they're both a design and a literary work -- will come back to this when I've time next.
Feb
2
comment Is it legal to “use” (reference) copyrighted material in a way that requires ownership of its original publication?
@KRyan On the trademark section, you're correct. It seems to me, then, that either one of two things occurs: The OGL has nothing to do with anything other than itself (which makes the question much less RPG-specific), or copyrighted material is handled as though it were Product Identity (and the OGL would still matter).
Feb
2
comment Is it legal to “use” (reference) copyrighted material in a way that requires ownership of its original publication?
Copyright law is a tricky thing. A huge portion of my business law class was devoted to it. +1
Jan
25
comment Can Mass Lesser Vigor be persisted?
@Shf The feat extends the duration "to 24 hours," and in general in 3.5 specifics trump general statements. It's a property of the Persistent Spell feat that durations become 24 hours, and there aren't explicit exceptions made for spells with capped durations. Your GM, if they choose to disregard that, is in fact houseruling.
Jan
24
comment How can I keep the Tarrasque “dead”?
@ArleCamille I agree with the existence of this question, no need to be defensive. Note the lack of close votes cast :) the other question's answers only barely touched on PF. I've not a lot of PF experience but how I read it is that PF presents it's own challenges in regards to the Tarrasque, distinct from D&D in general.
Jan
24
comment How can I keep the Tarrasque “dead”?
Related: rpg.stackexchange.com/q/4490/4089. Almost a duplicate, if not for the fact that the other answers there largely neglect Pathfinder.
Jan
22
comment How to voice an NPC?
+1 speech patterns can be more fun than tones/accents
Jan
22
comment How to voice an NPC?
+1 recycling is awesome. Twenty characters, slightly tweaked, can really go a long way.
Jan
21
comment Can a Specialist Wizard multiclass to cast spells from his prohibited schools?
@KRyan plus the fact that Beguiler gets spells via intelligence, don't they?
Jan
20
comment How to voice an NPC?
This is about voicing, the "duplicate" question I'm seeing in the close votes is about creating. Voting to leave open.
Jan
19
comment What are some clearly defined differences between developing a linear campaign versus dynamic
You might check out the sandbox-tagged questions, more specifically this and this then edit your question to reflect your specific curiosities. Thank you for working with our site's format; It took me some time to learn it as well. Checking out the tour would help too, as in my experience each StackExchange site changes theirs to suit specific needs.
Jan
19
comment What are some clearly defined differences between developing a linear campaign versus dynamic
Is your goal with this question to be able to build a dynamic (sandbox) campaign or do you want an illustration of the (probably huge) list of differences between sandbox- and railroad-style games? The latter I would vote to close as "too broad" along the same lines as d7 said above. The former, though, I would not. By the way, welcome to the site!
Jan
8
comment Multiclassing in Pathfinder-How do Feats work?
@2ndGenerationCleric feel free to edit your questions and answers here for clarity and thank you for working with our system. Check out the tour when you get a chance and welcome to the site!
Dec
24
comment If undead exist, why do cemeteries exist & cremation not a standard?
Pyres could present cultural benefits of their own. Apart from that, welcome to the site!
Dec
20
comment Are there zones that affect shadow weavers the way dead magic zones affect regular weavers?
@SevenSidedDie edited and credited :)
Dec
20
comment Are there zones that affect shadow weavers the way dead magic zones affect regular weavers?
+1 for story gold!
Dec
20
comment Are there zones that affect shadow weavers the way dead magic zones affect regular weavers?
@Lord_Gareth Hey, I opened the answer with "I don't have my [books] with me." Regret nothing, friend. I also said "in my opinion," ie. that was the selling point for me.
Dec
17
comment Creating a fantasy-style potion as a game prop
The other question focuses on appearance, but these questions highlight other facets. Note the plural: please separate these into their own so that answers to each may be voted on in their own right.
Dec
17
comment How to optimize a Gishy [Fighter/Mage] Character?
What does Brian's answer in the question you linked not answer for you?