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asked Which is easier for new players to learn, SR2 or SR5?
Oct
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comment Betrayed by my GM; how can I respond?
@mxyzplk Yes, you're right, unfortunately - hence my warning, etc. Yet it might (and does) work in a few cases, so it's worth considering.
Oct
25
answered Betrayed by my GM; how can I respond?
Oct
21
comment Save against a spell thought to be harmless
These rules are mostly legacy: they were rather similar in 3.5, also without much (if any) in-world explanation, as far as I can remember. However, I'm sure a creative DM - for whom such concerns really matter - can easily weave a more fully detailed and believable background / experience / explanation around this. (See @SevenSidedDie's comment, above.) Also, those groups that find this solution inconvenient are obviously free to alter the flow to suit their needs. Nonetheless, this is how I think the RAW works.
Oct
21
comment Save against a spell thought to be harmless
@mxyzplk Yes, if you go for this interpretation of the RAW once, it's only fair if you stick with it, and get to wait to see if you roll good. Afaik the witch's healing hex works like a Cure Light Wounds spell, so imo resisting would only halve the gained hit points, ie. you'd benefit from the hex, and not be allowed a retry. I don't see the legion you're talking about - but even if there are some, consequent application would balance things out in the long run. (Also, no game system is perfect, and no system's been documented perfectly. Otherwise we'd have way fewer questions around here. ;))
Oct
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
20
answered Save against a spell thought to be harmless
Oct
20
asked Cainites seeing, fire and Rötschreck
Oct
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accepted Ways to learn whether a magic user knows a certain spell
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asked Ways to learn whether a magic user knows a certain spell
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awarded  Good Question
Sep
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
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asked How many Free Actions are worth a Simple Action?
Sep
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comment Cyberlimb and physical limits
Could we get a link to this FAQ? Or at least a pointer to where we could get this?
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
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asked What's nature like in the Salish-Shidhe territories?
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accepted Seattle weather report in the 2070s
Aug
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answered Is Horror Marking permanent or temporary?
Aug
29
comment How to convey the tone of Shadowrun
@ErikSchmidt Thanks for the quick reply! Yep, I mostly see and understand the role and importance of ersatz products in cyberpunk literature. I just thought that 1) Shadowrun is not our classic run-of-the-mill cyberpunk because of all the magic and magically rejuvenated nature in the setting, 2) soy has a nice "cheap" ring to it indeed, yet nowadays "lab grown" and "cultured" (as in "cultured beef") seems... more... likely? :)