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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.


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comment Differences Between Warpriest and Paladin
@LucasLeblanc let's not forget the code of conduct, which also limits the Paladin's behavior.
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comment Is there a disadvantage I'm missing to starting outside my “main” class?
@Miniman Actually, the Cantrips ability, just above spellbook, uses almost exactly the same wording. If you don't automatically start with a spellbook, then you also shouldn't start with any cantrips automatically...
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comment Is there a disadvantage I'm missing to starting outside my “main” class?
Is ownership of a spellbook actually tied to equipment? I see, in the Basic rules at least, the Spellbook is listed under equipment. However, in the Spellcasting Class feature, it is explicitly said that 'At 1st level, you have a spellbook...' - doesn't this imply that first spellbook is provided free?
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comment Differences Between Warpriest and Paladin
Don't get me wrong - Paladin is still a cool and useful class. But it has always been quite limited fluff-wise.
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answered Differences Between Warpriest and Paladin
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which issue of Dragon magazine had a chart for volleys of arrows?
Oct
24
comment Can a character grab a potion from a pack and drink it without using their action?
Or, sleight of hand a potion into a flask of ale, and unexpectedly drink both as a free action?
Oct
23
revised Can a Ranger learn spells outside the Ranger spell list?
Expanded answer with more references (but really no more content).
Oct
23
comment Can a Ranger learn spells outside the Ranger spell list?
To me it does - there really is no other information needed. But I've expanded the answer.
Oct
20
answered Can a Ranger learn spells outside the Ranger spell list?
Oct
11
comment What would be the pros and cons of removing ability scores from O D&D?
That's nice, but the answer mentioned 3rd ed - would potentially be useful to other viewers to add more detail to this bit, even though it's not strictly related to the original question. Or otherwise just remove the mention of 3e entirely.
Oct
8
comment Why do the starter set characters have unexpected attack bonuses?
It would probably be much clearer if you had actually built similar characters yourself.
Oct
4
answered Fantasy Game Where Your Stats are Based on Your Real-life Skills and Abilities
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
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.