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I am a game developer specializing in artsy Flash games, mostly using the Flixel framework.


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answered Where can I find information on forming spirit pacts?
Dec
12
reviewed Approve Fighting defensively penalty (penalty on attack rolls, damage rolls or both?)
Dec
12
comment Is the first encounter of the starter set really “deadly”?
"It is my opinion that the multiplier for number of opponents needs to be used for the party size as well." From the DM Basic Rules, p57, under "Party Size:" "If the party contains six or more characters, use the next lowest multiplier on the table. Use a multiplier of 0.5 for a single monster." These rules do still list that encounter as Deadly, though. Did you focus fire with the 8 goblins? Maybe the adjustment in the rules still isn't enough.
Dec
12
revised Is the first encounter of the starter set really “deadly”?
Fix typo
Dec
11
reviewed Approve How to avoid having Dominate or Devil's Advocate dominate play
Dec
10
comment What can Fist of Unbroken Air be used for?
This power is a good candidate for a DM going beyond RAW and letting you use it to (for example) get advantage on a pull to escape a cave-in or disadvantage an attack on you.
Dec
10
comment Recommendation for D&D 4E campaign books?
Worth noting that 2 hours is a very short for a 4e session; using default rules, I've had single combats that lasted longer than 2 hours. You may want to do the trick of halving monster HP and multiplying their damage by 1.5 or 2.
Dec
10
comment How long would it take to doff armour heated by the Heat Metal spell?
I believe Heat Metal is a Concentration spell, so you don't even have to kill the wizard, just hit him until he fails his check.
Dec
9
answered Converting Hunter: The Vigil to nWoD 2nd Edition
Dec
8
revised Encounter Budget in D&D 4e after Essentials
Added concrete example, more complete quote
Dec
8
revised Encounter Budget in D&D 4e after Essentials
Correct quote
Dec
8
revised Encounter Budget in D&D 4e after Essentials
Added concrete example
Dec
8
comment Encounter Budget in D&D 4e after Essentials
I'll try and include a more detailed example.
Dec
8
answered Encounter Budget in D&D 4e after Essentials
Dec
5
comment Cursed items are being Identified too easily
@LorenPechtel - Not precisely; flawed items are cursed (meaning they have the +10 DC to identify the problem) but the difficulty to remove them is described as an optional "compulsion" in the rules. Like I said, the distinction only matters in a RAW context if you have some rule that says it applies to "cursed items."
Dec
4
answered Can I Sunder Worn Armor in Pathfinder?
Dec
4
comment Is the Warlock's Awakened Mind telepathy two-way, or only one-way?
@LechOsiński - If you have another question, the usual way to handle it is to submit another question, linking to this one if necessary.
Dec
4
reviewed Approve Is the Warlock's Awakened Mind telepathy two-way, or only one-way?
Dec
4
comment Cursed items are being Identified too easily
@LorenPechtel - It's a semantic discussion that only matters in a RAW context, but in Pathfinder flawed items are cursed.
Dec
4
comment How would you judge the alignment of this action and the possible repercussions?
@DCShannon - Fair enough; I incorrectly read "town" instead of "village." I don't think the result particularly changes if it's 3sp or 2gp. A few days' inn fees a nice windfall for a villager, but it's not "a feast for the adventurers" level of bribery.