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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°, Invisible Empire°, Swords Without Master°, Magical Burst°, Shiva, la mente berserk (based on Shiva in Steel)°.
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


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comment Ways for a Sorcerer to cast Spells he doesn't “know”
@Andy I have no idea, but the DM thinks it is (in a game where every character gets more feats and the sorcerer has one more, like in Pathfinder)
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comment Ways for a Sorcerer to cast Spells he doesn't “know”
@Andy in the game I'm in, each character can use a single knowstone for each spell level.
Aug
21
comment Breaking size limitation for lycanthropy
I'm now really tempted to post a copy of this, changing just a few lines: "Note that id Hey I Can Chan's DM ever pits his PC against [...], I am not deleting this answer." XD
Aug
18
comment Help with an Archer/Ranger advancement
Never completely trust the D&Dwiki. Moon elves, as defined in the forgotten realms setting, have wizard as their favored class. +2 dex -2 con. The ones you're looking at are some sort of homebrew material (category: user)
Aug
16
comment Can you negotiate with the DM about inspiration?
Maybe I'm nitpicking here but... isn't what you're asking still about when (after the event or before), at least for 1+2 vs. 3? I have no idea which questons you looked at but by a wild guess I'd use "how often" and "when/how" as your bolded words. Would that be right?
Aug
14
comment Dance of spider mountain hammer combo
Then again, the fluff says you need to touch the ground because you take power from earth and stone. While you probably have RAW, I guess RAI is ...hinted at at least.
Aug
14
comment Dance of spider mountain hammer combo
1) also, unless you're climbing a cliff. It's still ground, right? Or is it this a nuance that English language has?
Aug
13
comment Is there any benefit to using Total Defense when a character has Combat Expertise?
I thin there's situations where Combat Expertise is useful, albeit very situational: Whenever you miss with a 1 even by taking the -5, or anyway your base attack is huge compared to the enemies AC, but you need some extra defense, the feat is better then the total defense, because you can still attack. This s less useful to whoever lowers his To Hit for other reasons, of course.
Aug
11
comment How do I map a 15' cone to a 1" grid?
I'm used to 3.5e, where any given square is [covered by water / walkable / affected by a spell] only and only if at least 50% of the square is. Your drawing assumes the opposite, is this based on some explicit text (I'm unfamiliar with 5e) or is it just "5e rules don't say"?
Aug
2
comment Low-Light, Darkvision and nightfall
There's a ranger version of the darkvision spell (superior? improved?) that gives Darvision up to sight range. This is also better than Low-light vision
Jul
30
comment Specific Items In A Group Social Contract?
To be noted that line and veils, when they were first introduced, were meant to come up during play (and nobody would expect you to have a comprehensive list of things you don't wanna, only to later play "this wasn't in the list so it must be ok")
Jul
26
comment Is there a class in D&D 3.5e similar to the 4e warden?
Sadly, he wants to avoid any dips or multiclassing.
Jul
26
comment Building a striker
@Kiraya due to the almost non-existant ties between fluff and mechanics, refluffing is a great tool for playing the concept you want in 4e, provided your DM agrees. Anyway, non-arcane feylock (fey pact warlock) has teleport and invisibility right from level one.
Jul
19
comment Countermeasures against a Diplomancer
I guess one can be so confident about his diplomatic skills to go in, -sure- he isn't going to be scathed. A bit of an ego addict, but isn't it true that extreme confidence is a large part of what we call charisma?
Jul
19
comment How does Blood Crow Strike really work?
@Sam if you click the share button below his post you will get a link you can repost. This way, you also give us some visibility and this increases the number of people who can ask and reply here, which is, I think, good for everyone here and there.
Jul
2
comment Does the freedom of movement spell allow you to ignore the max dexterity bonus on armor?
@MatthieuM. Since the needed +1 enhancement bonus does not stack with magic vestment, the total bonus in your comment should be AC 6.
Jun
27
comment Adamantine Hurricane and Wolf Pack Tactics interaction clarification
@KRyan this is because intiating is a D&D keyword and not the common word for "starting", right?
Jun
23
comment Are there rules for sacrificing living creatures for personal gain?
As a side note, there's also a weapon enhancement that only works if people are sacrificed to it
Jun
19
comment In which book does Tordek mention a “+3 weapon”?
I know it's not the best answer, and I wouldn't have asked it if someone didn't sugges me to, and I'm sorry for the wild goose chase but hey, this is not what too broad is for. It's probably just a question to be left unvoted.
Jun
19
comment In which book does Tordek mention a “+3 weapon”?
Of course, that's why all this looking for weapons didn't bear (or beard, since we're talking about dwarves) any result.