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Peter Seckler (Peter_Seckler on this site) has been playing D&D in one form or another since 1978. Although he originally joined the RPGA in 2000, he didn't get very involved with any of the official campaigns until the Xendrik Expeditions campaign came out. When he isn't DMing, he works with "something involving computers" and lives in a world dominated by 8-bit music, fuzz pedals, analog synthesizers, his 50cc honda scooter, and his unexplainably hot girlfriend, who also happens to be a drow warlord.


Feb
4
answered Can Pursuit of the Hunter be used to move away from the triggering enemy?
Feb
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which role-playing systems might be best suited for use over a road-trip?
Feb
3
comment What are good techniques help remember the interrupts of DND 4e monsters?
+1 for No Takebacks! It's ok not to pull of the perfect move, to attack the ranger when the paladin had you marked, or whatever else. It's ok for monsters to make mistakes.
Feb
3
answered What are good techniques help remember the interrupts of DND 4e monsters?
Jan
23
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
23
answered Why aren't magocracies and theocracies dominant in D&D settings?
Jan
21
revised Firearms for DnD
added 550 characters in body
Jan
21
answered Firearms for DnD
Jan
21
answered The half-elf: is it balanced?
Jan
20
answered Role-playing within role-playing
Jan
18
comment What is an appropriate nerf for an Epic Ardent using Demoralizing Strike?
I want to agree with this. I also think that monsters taking a hit on their defenses- even a huge one- is the DMs best friend. It gets you through an encounter quicker.
Jan
16
comment How do you improve Death Saves for the character?
I upvoted some options below, but if this happens very frequently your DM should adjust, or you should learn to avoid certain battles.
Jan
13
answered Is there a limit to racial - magic item - feats - powers you can stack on a single standard action attack?
Jan
12
awarded  dnd-4e
Jan
10
accepted What are the Twitter Buffs for D&D Encounters, and how do they work?
Jan
10
answered What information is available for the town Fallcrest?
Jan
7
comment Does a Pacifist Healer using a non-damaging attack who crits with a magic implement… do damage? Does he have to?
The definitive answer at last.
Jan
7
accepted Does a Pacifist Healer using a non-damaging attack who crits with a magic implement… do damage? Does he have to?
Jan
7
comment Does a Pacifist Healer using a non-damaging attack who crits with a magic implement… do damage? Does he have to?
I upvoted but I want to entertain alternate possibilities. As a DM I love the idea of involuntary astral backlash. By a strict reading of the rules that damage occurs. unless someone can point out where it says it doesn't.
Jan
7
comment Does a Pacifist Healer using a non-damaging attack who crits with a magic implement… do damage? Does he have to?
Nope, these are in fact attacks. Astral Seal has an attack roll, and is used against hostiles, and must beat a defense. Astral Seal is kinda the iconic one, but I use Hymn of Resurgence as an alternate example. since the power doesn't do damage I think you do make a good case for their not being crit damage, (and I feel pretty comfortable making rulings like that myself) but I was wondering if there are principles at work here. Because there is something kinda of interesting that happens when a pacifist attacks a bloodied creature, even accidentally- he gets stunned.