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accepted When GMing a game, how much should you prepare in advance?
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revised If a power says 'move your speed', what happens while I'm prone?
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comment Does the Tarrasque cause flying creatures to plummet to their death?
I'm genuinely curious about this. I know it's just a game, and a game with magic besides, but I like there to be a little realism in things like physics too. If you are moved from 150ft to 20ft altitude at speed, why would you stop at 20ft, especially if moved by something that is hostile to you?
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comment Converting D&D 3.5 characters to D20 Modern characters
@Duffadash While I do agree with you, I think the prevailing sentiment is that you can't. For instance, there's no way to convert a level 1 wizard because there is no entry level casting class. The class systems are just too different.
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comment How can I make D&D 4e work as a “play by post” game?
@SevenSidedDie Dying. It hasn't been switched off yet though.
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comment How can I make D&D 4e work as a “play by post” game?
@Baelnorn Using a totally cheat-proof dice roller can blow up in your face if you need to fudge numbers occasionally to make sure your party isn't wiped out. It's a judgement call either way. Personally, I just directed my players to the dice roller on the Wizards site.
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answered How can I make D&D 4e work as a “play by post” game?
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comment Converting D&D 3.5 characters to D20 Modern characters
My point was that magic is far rarer in Urban Arcana than D&D. A 5th level D&D character would run circles around even a 7th or 8th level caster in UA simply because the UA character can't even learn to cast till around 3rd or 4th level. It's an interesting predicament. You should be able to convert the other classes relatively cleanly though, if you're looking to stick to the rulebook. Unfortunately the two class systems don't really mesh very well... are you looking to convert classes too? Or maybe someone smarter than me will come up with something. I hope so, sounds like a good idea. :)
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comment Converting D&D 3.5 characters to D20 Modern characters
Also, related info but definitely not a duplicate: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/5928/…
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comment Converting D&D 3.5 characters to D20 Modern characters
I assume you're planning to allow full magic in the original characters? This could be an issue, as UA only lists spells to level 5, and has a somewhat limited spell list compared to D&D3.5. There's also no level 1 spell casting class as far as I'm aware (they are all advanced/prestige classes). I do like the idea though. I'm currently running one the other way (d20 Modern in a mostly high fantasy setting)
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comment What tools or strategies have you found useful when not all players can be in the same physical space?
In the same sort of vein, Mumble is a great option also: mumble.sourceforge.net