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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:

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.


20h
comment What is the point of having a 1st-level familiar if you can't communicate with it in a language?
Then again, it's considered good practice not to add an "EDIT:" paragraph. Since all edits are saved in the editing history, it's better to just edit out the wrong parts and edit in the new pieces, so that the new answer stands by itself. (Blarg. Someone please rewrite this comment of mine in a more understandable way.)
20h
comment What is the point of having a 1st-level familiar if you can't communicate with it in a language?
I'm sorry to contradict you but even this is wrong. One can never have ranks in Speak Language, because he gets new languages instead: "You can purchase Speak Language just like any other skill, but instead of buying a rank in it, you choose a new language that you can speak."
1d
comment How many times must prerequisite spells be cast when using a dedicated wright?
Couldn't that mean he needs to channel all the spells that are needed throughout the entire process in that 1 hour?
2d
comment What are some ways to maximize on a huge strength score?
Nevermind, I didn't read the whole feat.
Apr
16
comment What is the point of having a 1st-level familiar if you can't communicate with it in a language?
Familiars, unlike animal companions, don't actually take hit dice of their own, which means they don't get extra skill points.
Apr
15
comment What, if any, bonuses to AC can my allies temporarily 'turn off' so I can hit them with an Alchemist's Healing Bomb?
@trlkly an attack penalty directly translates into more chance of missing. Unless you only hit on a 20, an then it's just a matter of luck. Based on range increments, a faraway ally is just harder to hit with the healing bomb.
Apr
12
comment Is there software for generating encounters for D&D 3.5e?
Please be aware that a random encounter generator like you're asking will usually be based on comparing challenge ratings, and challenge ratings are usually not a good way to choose enemies for your party (platinum horrors are CR9 monsters with at will disintegrate and there's a CR3 crab with huge armor and grapple modifiers, and those are just the infamous ones... while a grick has very low HP and is a CR3. Plus, your party might be unequippd to fight swarms, or flying creatures, making them much more hard to cope with)
Apr
9
comment How do you alter encounter difficulty in regards to decreased party size?
Losing a battle because someone couldn't show up for the game might cause some tensions... not every situation that the querent asked for is "making mistakes".
Mar
31
comment Is an out of sight enemy a problem for Warlock's Curse?
Invisible doesn't mean what you think it does. Invisible is just very hard to see, but you perfectly know where it is and can hit it, albeit at a penalty.
Mar
26
comment What are the best ways to move and full-attack in the same round?
Manyshot: "For every five points of base attack bonus you have above +6, you may add one additional arrow to this attack, to a maximum of four arrows at a base attack bonus of +16."
Mar
22
comment Short Swords or Hand axes?
@DanceSC the average damage added by improved critical to a sword and an axe is the same. If you need a high roll to hit, the sword starts having those "would be a critical threat but it missed" earlier, meaning it loses some damage to the axe.
Mar
22
comment Short Swords or Hand axes?
@DanceSC 0.1 chance * 2 extra weapon damage = 0.2 extra damage; 0.2 chance * 1 extra weapon damage = still 0.2 extra damage. Improved critical or keen and similar properties increase damage in the same way (the axe is then better if you hit with a 17 or more, for the same reason it's better if you hit only with a 20 without the feat)
Mar
21
comment Short Swords or Hand axes?
@DanceSC the axe can too
Mar
20
comment How well can a Truenamer (the recreated, GitP, The Way Words Work version) cover for the role played by a divine caster?
Plus, he can really be replaced by a script. "When I'm at home... here, have my character sheet, spells included. He uses this if x happens, that if y happens. Don't get him killed."
Mar
16
comment How can a Good-aligned cleric cast Desecrate?
@GmJoe not really. It looks like "the question is not clear enough" to me, for I have no idea if I'm challenging the question or just understanding it downright wrong.
Mar
15
comment How can a Good-aligned cleric cast Desecrate?
If one wants to be good just because it is convenient, he isn't really that good. He should be neutral at least. If the character is worried he could turn evil and don't want to, atonement might be the solution (or one of the other solutions from Hey I Can Chan's answer). If the character is evil, but he's trying to pass as good, it's more a question on how to screen his evil alignment from being perceived: he is not good to start with, so he might just cast desecrate, with no ill effects. Which situation are you in?
Feb
24
comment How to prevent players from using guns in a particular combat?
@SevenSidedDie I was talking about the guys with the pitchforks and torches going in despite ranged opponents. Yet I know, that would have been a tremendous bad location to nest in.
Feb
24
comment How should a DM handle Vorpal + Surge of Fortune?
I'm amused at how nobody yet suggested them meeting two dragons. Impossible encounter - unless one goes down fast.
Feb
24
comment How to prevent players from using guns in a particular combat?
If the defenders have guns, but they can't use them, @SevenSidedDie, the problem is no more (provided they know).
Feb
22
comment How to prevent players from using guns in a particular combat?
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