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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°.
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:

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!
My 3.5 Expedition to Undermountain - aborted when we got a 4e group again.
My 4e Thunderspire Labyrinth. - Ongoing.


Aug
30
comment Optimizing Inherent bonus purchasing to gain as many Skill Points as possible
Hmmmm (looking at the screenshot again) if I purchase a book at level 8 I only get the first rewards from level 9, right?
Aug
30
revised Optimizing Inherent bonus purchasing to gain as many Skill Points as possible
some spelling and grammar fixes
Aug
29
comment Optimizing Inherent bonus purchasing to gain as many Skill Points as possible
I have made some upgrades to your file and now, save for automatically telling me the best option, the file gives me all the info I asked for and even more. Plus, with little tweaking, it could work even with the extra points every 4th level (but it would need trying all 16 tome combinations one at a time). I can't save it in the same format: can you read .ods?
Aug
29
comment Optimizing Inherent bonus purchasing to gain as many Skill Points as possible
I suggest column N to be =TRUNC((M3+$Q$3)/2)+N2, with Q3 being "initial Int" so that it can be set to 2 for comparisions where the difference between even and odds means a huge skill point difference in the first levels (as for my last edit of the question). This of course means extending the table to the low levels and adding the 4x gain at level 1.
Aug
29
comment Optimizing Inherent bonus purchasing to gain as many Skill Points as possible
Nice sheet. The CanAfford column is probably the best solution to easily deal with the problem without further automatization. I will surely tinker with the file to add some other feature and do some other test like buying +1 then +5 or +3 then +5.
Aug
29
revised Optimizing Inherent bonus purchasing to gain as many Skill Points as possible
Simplified some aspects that were unneeded (i.e. aging during play), introduced some other concepts (i.e. lowering Int by 1 during point buy and creation level's meaningfulness). Some formatting, new intro to explain why it's a practical problem.
Aug
29
comment Help me fit Archmage into the mailman build (3.5)
Unless the DM is letting the players craft +10 thingamabobs of Spellcraft, skill focus (Spellcraft) is very useful to any Incantatrix, given the high Spellcraft DCs one needs to face.
Aug
29
revised Optimizing Inherent bonus purchasing to gain as many Skill Points as possible
added a premise to prevent comments telling me the same thing over and over
Aug
29
comment How viable is a Wizard with 10 levels in Rainbow Servant as a melee combatant?
Should the argument ever came up, when answering do remember that text trumps table and text gives Rainbow Servant 10/10 caster progression.
Aug
29
reviewed Approve dnd-adventurers-league tag wiki
Aug
28
comment How can I improvise battle encounters on the fly?
How is the virtual tabletop influencing your inability to provide interesting encounters? Why is it relevant?
Aug
28
answered Letting PCs be the target of a skill challenge
Aug
27
reviewed Approve How to run a D&D urban campaign
Aug
27
reviewed Reviewed Need help understanding Pathfinder poison rules
Aug
27
comment Need help understanding Pathfinder poison rules
You should copy the relevant part of the example here, just in case the link gets broken.
Aug
26
revised How should I divide Party Monster XP witha 2nd lvl fighter and a 6th lvl fighter in the party
added link to the calculator, corrected typo
Aug
26
revised How should I divide Party Monster XP witha 2nd lvl fighter and a 6th lvl fighter in the party
the new players tag is for players having problems because of being new and inexperienced. Your problem is about their characters being of a lower level, which is a whole different beast.
Aug
26
answered How should I divide Party Monster XP witha 2nd lvl fighter and a 6th lvl fighter in the party
Aug
26
revised How should I divide Party Monster XP witha 2nd lvl fighter and a 6th lvl fighter in the party
No need to thank. Answering questions is what we do. ;)
Aug
26
answered Do Ifrit start with the outsider skill point bonus?