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May
19
revised Why does (A)D&D change so much between editions?
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May
18
awarded  Nice Answer
May
18
comment Can a prone immobilized creature stand up?
You know, that definition of move doesn't technically discount standing up as a type of movement. Given the wording, the conditions it lays out are sufficient, not necessary. I don't disagree with your conclusion, though.
May
18
answered Why does (A)D&D change so much between editions?
May
17
comment Is there a canonical definition for when Hermetic seasons start in Ars Magica?
I've never played Ars, but from some quick googling actual Medieval magic texts seem to sync the seasons to the astrological signs of the zodiac, and thus the astronomical use.
May
16
comment Why the bad guys don't just teleport somewhere drop a bomb and teleport back?
@Byte56 It's even a specific category of weapon in the game FTL.
May
16
answered How do I interpret “add +1/3 to natural armor bonus”?
May
16
comment May magic missile be energy substituted
No, there's no general definition that I can find. It's at least clear that fire, lightning, sonic, acid, and cold are considered energy types -- there are many references to resistance to such energy types, and the rules for damage objects also refer to them as such. That's systematic enough that you can consider it part of the rules; it's not like trying to infer the meaning of a game term from a single feat, or something.
May
16
comment May magic missile be energy substituted
"I'd say the only reasonable interpretation is the one that it is referring to the descriptors corresponding to the energy types specified in the previous sentence." -- I'd partially disagree with that. Descriptor is a defined game term, and there are many places where sonic is referred to as a type of energy damage. However, force never is, so that's something of a moot point.
May
16
revised What are the best ways to utilize Wisdom and Charisma?
This isn't *really* about character creation, it's about game design
May
15
comment Why the bad guys don't just teleport somewhere drop a bomb and teleport back?
-1: I read the question as explicitly asking for an in-fiction justification; they already acknowledge the meta reasons of why not, and you spend most of the answer rehashing that ground.
May
15
comment Is the blinding effect of Glitterdust effective on mindless undead?
This SKR essay is a rant against the idea that undead somehow have different vision than regular monsters.
May
13
comment Touch Attack Spells vs Incorporeal Creatures
@SouthpawHare I disagree -- once you cast the spell, the magic is invoked. Completing the attack is not part of the casting, but how it is discharged. I even imagine caster's hands charged with some sort of visible energy; it's that energy that has to make contact, not the caster's flesh.
May
13
revised What Book is “Everything in the Book” power from?
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May
11
revised Can a demon lord read minds?
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May
10
revised Can a demon lord read minds?
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May
10
answered Can a demon lord read minds?
May
10
comment Can a demon lord read minds?
Worth mentioning that in 3.5, all demons possess telepathy (so mind reading isn't much of a stretch), and that in 1e, demon lords would normally have quite a few psionic powers. Also in 3.5, succubi get detect thoughts, so that again emphasizes the seduction angle.
May
7
comment Do the 3.5 books ask you to refer to 3.0 books?
You should link to this official rule, since I've never been able to find it. (Probably search failure on my part, but it's really necessary for a complete answer.)
May
7
revised How do you make a new NPC likable?
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