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Bought Red box D&D from Kmart at age 12 - still playing today. I'm a 'polygame-ist' - I'll play just about anything. I don't like either the roll- or role-playing extremes - I prefer a balance between tactical and conversational action.


Sep
19
comment Conditions of readied actions
@Mr Tumnus the point is, while it may change your initiative value, it won't change your position in the turn order. And if they started with the same initiative value (i.e. were tied, and had to go to Dex mods ora roll-off), then even the values might not change.
Sep
16
answered Getting Early Access to Level 8 and 9 Spells as an Arcane Trickster
Sep
15
comment What would be the pros and cons of removing ability scores from O D&D?
Just fyi, if you were to cap everyone at 12 for 3rd ed+, it would also have quite a large impact on things such as being able to cast spells and qualify for feats etc. This would be a much larger scope of change.
Sep
8
answered How do I challenge my PCs who fight every battle like Mongol horse archers?
Aug
28
comment Are 'Mechs included in A Time of War's core book?
In much the same way that Edge of the Empire has no stats for Star Destroyers, and yet they could still feature in the game as background, there are no Mech stats in A Time of War, and yet they could still feature in the narrative.
Aug
28
revised Are 'Mechs included in A Time of War's core book?
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Aug
28
revised Are 'Mechs included in A Time of War's core book?
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28
revised Are 'Mechs included in A Time of War's core book?
Clarified question based on the OP's responses.
Aug
28
comment Are 'Mechs included in A Time of War's core book?
Well, as others have pointed out, there is a lot more going on in the Battletech universe that Mech combat. Once I get back home, I'll do some better research on the RPG rulebook. It was unclear (at least to me) what you were asking before.
Aug
28
comment Are 'Mechs included in A Time of War's core book?
Awesome - now that you've come back and clarified exactly what you meant, I'll modify the answer to suit.
Aug
27
comment How can I deal with players that get bored waiting for their turns playing online?
Although your specific case is happening online, is this behaviour restricted to online games? Seen it happen plenty of times with games IRL.
Aug
27
comment Are 'Mechs included in A Time of War's core book?
It's not the MANDATORY focus of the game, but it can be. You can have games with nothing but mechwarriors, and games with no mechwarriors. Much like any other game or setting, it's up to GM and players to work out their frames of reference for the game. I've also heard of games where everyone has one mechwarrior, and one non-mechwarrior, all from the same mercenary unit. This allows everyone to be involved in whatever scene the GM is running.
Aug
27
answered Are 'Mechs included in A Time of War's core book?
Aug
27
comment Are 'Mechs included in A Time of War's core book?
Define what you mean by 'detailed' and 'included'. Do you mean, full boardgame design details, mentions of the designs, in-universe stats, costs, or just on lists for generating a mech/unit?
Aug
27
comment How do I figure out the alignment of a morally ambiguous character?
Just an aside - the king may be able to afford the undetectable alignment, but that in itself adds a trail/clue that the king is not what he appears. i.e. there might be an undesirable outcome to having someone hit you with that spell every day. Not to mention that the spell itself is then detectable.
Aug
23
comment Highest AC possible for Sorcerer?
You could improve by multiclassing to something with a Fighting Style.
Aug
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Pathfinder Magus/Sorceror Multiclass question
Aug
10
comment Can Magus change their grip on their sword during spell combat as a free action?
My comment above was pointing out that, regardless of the action status of an Attack of Opportunity, it happens because of, and while you are, casting a spell, which requires you to have a hand free. Regripping would make no difference - even if you could, it would ruin the spell, since you could no longer cast.
Aug
6
comment Can Magus change their grip on their sword during spell combat as a free action?
That rule would make no difference here - by definition, Spell Combat requires your off-hand to be free. If you are casting a spell, the hand must be empty. Therefore, you could not be gripping the weapon two-handed.
Aug
5
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