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D&D 3.x and 4e DM (and seldom player). Avid play by chat roleplayer.

Has been playing (°) or GMing (') one-shots of:
Lady Blackbird°', Lacuna°, Retrospect°, Annalise°, Great Ork Gods°, Wraith°, nWoD°°°, Werewolves°, GURPS°, Don't Rest Your Head°, Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy°, Solar System°°, Anima Prime°', Dogs in the Vineyard°', kp4s°, the Burning Wheel°°, Trollbabe°'''', Agon°, Montsegur 1244°°, Drifter's Escape°, Bliss Stage', Dungeon World°°, Chronicles of Skin°, Legend'', Fiasco°°°, A Penny for My Thoughts°, Monsterhearts°, Psi*Run°, FAE°°, Primetime Adventures°, Kagematsu°, Cthulhu Dark, Mad Cthulhu, Golden Sky Stories.
Has been also playing a short nWoD adventure.

Coordinates a RPG convention event twice a year (when possible) in Italy.


D&D Hall of Fame (in which Zachiel talks about how campaigns usually die early):

Singhi's 3e campaign - started at 1000 xp, vanished into nothingness at 2995 xp.
Paolo's 3e short adventure - too much DMPCing.
Luca's 3e campaign - started as a CoDM-PC, made a PC shortly after. Still no level ups.
My 3e campaign - aborted three rooms from the end.
Marco's 3.5 7-PCs-campaign - aborted for scheduling problems. Still no level ups.
Marco's intro to RttToEE - gave DMing right to me after 2 sessions. Arbitrary leveling up between those.
My 3.5 Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil - TPK'ed at level 8/9.
Marco's 3.5 all manuals campaign - aborted for excessive PC firepower. Guess what.
Marco's 3.5 premade characters campaign - aborted after less than 10 minutes of play.
Pierluigi's 4e Keep on the Shadowfell - gave DMing rights to me before I could level.
My 3.5 Expedition to the Demonweb Pits - Completed!
My 3.0 City of the Spider Queen - Completed!
My 4e Keep on the Shadowfell - Completed!
Cau's 3.5 Daemonfey Apocalypse campaign. First true level up ever! Aborted right after that.
My 3.5 Expedition to Undermountain - aborted when we got a 4e group again.
My 4e Thunderspire Labyrinth - Completed!
My 4e Pyramid of Shadows - Ongoing


Dec
8
revised Encounter Budget in D&D 4e after Essentials
integrating comments
Dec
8
reviewed Approve Can a ready action be a combination of actions?
Dec
7
comment Merits of vow of poverty in this build
Also, the monk or ninja issue shoud really be a separate question.
Dec
7
comment Is there some way to skip or negate dead levels?
I wouldn't say the dead levels are there for "balance". Removing a dead level from a fighter and putting some useless class feature wouldn't change much in the fighter balance and wouldn't balance it against, say, a wizard. They're there for keeping a paced progression of class features. If a class had sneak attack every 3 levels and a feat every 2, there would be levels where the character gets nothing and levels where he gets both a sneak attack dice and a feat.
Dec
6
reviewed No Action Needed Can you Plane Shift to the plane that you're on?
Dec
6
comment Divine Spellcasting as an Arcane Spellcaster
How essential is it that you're not a divine caster? There's a class that pretty much plays as a wizard: int-based spells, memorized daily from a spellbook and learned from scrolls. It's a divine spellcaster, but it's not as tied to religion or devotion as a Cleric/Druid could be, and I could write an answer on it if it's ok for your prereqs.
Dec
2
comment Why would I ever choose rolling hit points?
@ElSuscriptorJusticiero He was being attacked by a frenzied berserker right after their target dropped dead. Three high rolls, and he was at -10 with the second. Since the enemy was already dead and the encounter was ended we ruled a level up that could have saved him if the second hit just made him fall unconscious. By rolling max, he went to exactly 0 hp with the second hit and was felled by the third.
Nov
29
comment Is a Bluff check necessary when telling the truth?
Yeah, I'd go diplomacy as a DM. Probably with houseruled DCs, because the existing ones makes it too easy to specialize and autowin every argument.
Nov
29
answered Is a Bluff check necessary when telling the truth?
Nov
29
comment How does shaking off hold person work?
It's the full "round" an action takes to complete. Which means all the 6 seconds, but not out of his turn (you can do a full round action, then do a swift action). They should have called it a "full turn" action.
Nov
28
comment Help Calculating Dice Odds for a Unique d6 Dice Pool
In reality you get a little more thaan 50%. Just to show you, let's work with two failure dice and look at the probabilities: 1+1 1+2 2+1 1+3 3+1 2+2 are the no results. 3+2 2+3 3+3 4+1 1+4 4+4 4+3 3+4 2+4 4+2 are the ok results. It's 5/8 and I guess it grows when you have more failure dice to combine togheter since you can choose the best combinations, plus you can also sum 3 or 4 low dice into a success.
Nov
28
comment How does shaking off hold person work?
It looks like there are two conflicting definition of round here. The combat round (divided in turns) and a character's round (during his turn).
Nov
23
comment How can PCs defeat a magical Necrotic Cyst-based surveillance state?
wow, a meta-D&D-campaign happening on the site XD
Nov
23
comment How can I gain an attack of opportunity when a creature moves INTO reach?
Do you, as a group, consider D&D 3.X material to be compatible with Pathfinder?
Nov
21
reviewed Leave Open Alternatives to Extended Rests
Nov
17
comment Puzzled about buff durations
Oh, you as in your character gets then turns, then? Because in that sspell duration 100 turns happen.
Nov
17
comment Puzzled about buff durations
Are you telling us there are spells with their duration expressed in turns? (I guess you wanted to say you'd get the same ten rounds before the spell expires, even in a ten-man brawl)
Nov
15
reviewed Reject cosmology tag wiki
Nov
15
reviewed Reject cosmology tag wiki excerpt
Nov
12
revised How can I learn how to lay out an “evidence scene”?
added 24 characters in body