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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°.
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 3.0 campaign - started at 1000 xp, vanished into nothingness at 2995 xp.
Paolo's 3.0 one-shot - too much DMPCing.
Luca's 3.0 campaign - started as a CoDM-PC, made a PC shortly after. Still no level ups.
My 3.0 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 random characters campaign - aborted after less than 10 minutes of play.
Pier'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! Kavu's 3.5 Daemonfey campaign
My 3.5 Expedition to Undermountain - aborted when we got a 4e group again


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comment How do I upgrade older D&D adventures to 5th edition?
Isn't the more damage only true at lower levels? D&D 3.5e, for instance, has very high damage comboes even for mundanes, easily scoring over 200 damage on a single hit on a charge. While it's true, no published adventure that I know is calibrated to that optimization level, your sentence as is isn't true.
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comment Stealing near sleeping people
@Zibbobz yeah, but in the case he was wearing the shoes I won't even allow checks to steal them wihtout waking him.
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comment Stealing near sleeping people
@Zibbobz Mandatory video link
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comment Stealing near sleeping people
All the rules I used are in the Listen skill description I've linked. I've also taken some time to cover some other common situations.
Aug
20
comment What should be the DC to identify monster vulnerabilities?
I suggest you to use the HD of the monster version with lower HD. A human skeleton is common enough to have a lower DC, a huge skeleton is still a skeleton and should have the same DC. The only thing I don't treat this way is dragons, with their scaling abilities according to their age category.
Aug
19
comment How to master a game where the player group is not a group IG
Unfortunately, it looks like you've missed a whole lot of RPGs out there. There are lots of titles that break the D&D/Vampire/Werewolf trope of playing people in a group, from Trollbabe or Don't Rest Your Head (where the players take turns and the characters might never meet) to Apocalypse World or Dogs in the Vineyard, where the game works if there's intra-"party" conflict. Maybe we could meet in the Role-playing Games Chat to shed some light on the state of the art before asking questions with premises like this one, shall we?
Aug
19
comment Too Many New Posts when I Log into my Roleplay Thread
I like your answer but my skype experience is pretty bad because of how badly it supports video multi-conversations. I've found Google Hangouts to be better (and has a roll20 app on top of it)
Aug
14
comment Does roleplaying inherently put you at a disadvantage?
@Flamma and I got the best fate ^_^
Aug
13
comment Does roleplaying inherently put you at a disadvantage?
@WolfmanJoe I'm not postulating it's the only one. I'm saying it's the one that the rules support better, going into more detali and providing rewards that help you do so. It's a game about dungeons and dragons! People avoiding every combat with diplomacy checks aren't usually welcome because they detract from what more than half the game is about: being competent adventurers.
Aug
12
comment Does roleplaying inherently put you at a disadvantage?
@G0BLiN my point is, killing is rewarded as much as other options, and is treated as a perfectly cromulent solution, to the point where it's the only one (along with otherwise defeating it) that has quantified rules to assign it, contrapposed to the bolded rewards you name. Let's agree before I edit on this. Meanwhile, I added a word about gold buying items to kill better.
Aug
12
comment Does roleplaying inherently put you at a disadvantage?
My own experience made me think primarily about this. I've uplvooted other answers giving good advice or facing the problem from a different side.
Aug
11
comment How many editions of Dungeons & Dragons are there?
I guess this speaks for the huge differences between the so-called "editions" of the game. Every D&D edition is a different beasts that keeps some similarities to its previous incarnations and often requires to know how a previous edition was played to understand its assumptions. Yet there were licenses that were legally sold and these new D&D games are still D&D. Amen to the deletion.
Aug
11
comment RPG sytem which is based on character's character not stats
Food for thought
Aug
10
comment Does a character with 10 Constitution only need to eat every 4 days?
Unfortunately, I can't trace any image of chief Abraracourcix being interrupted by bad news during his once-a-year bath. ;)
Aug
8
comment How much does a “Potion of cure light wounds” heal?
Factually wrong. See Tridus's answer. (The standard potion is 1d8+1, for the reason he explains)
Aug
7
comment How to build a tank out of the fighter class
Well, that is the one that really seems to work, until you realize it does not force them to attack you, it just forces them not to melee others.
Aug
7
comment How to build a tank out of the fighter class
For a really complete answer, I'd mention the Goad feat and why it's not good.
Aug
4
comment How can an intelligent magic lance change what type of weapon it is?
@Dorian pffft I always forget lances and spears are two different weapons in English. Then again if nobody can use a lance why putting a lance and not a spear in the adventure?
Aug
2
comment What happens to the current hit points when Aid ends?
I doubt he will by his own accord, if he has not understood this was the problem. In my experience when people give you an answer that's not on target they believe the problem is solved and stop thinking about it.
Aug
2
comment What happens to the current hit points when Aid ends?
Mr. Mearls does not seem to have really understood the concern. It's not about the maximum (max xp going down while still at full life) that we're worried, rather the opposite (does current XP go down as well when the effect ends?)