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I am a person who often reads things, and sometimes writes other things down.

I can program alright in Java, rustily in Python, and I know enough Haskell to look at a function and possibly know what it's doing.


Jul
25
comment Can you teleport someone else out of a grapple?
Note that if the Chuul is grappling the Gnome then he can't get an AoO on the Wizard next to the grapple because he has no threatened space while grappling.
Jul
22
comment When you Obtain a Cohort through the Leadership feat is it per the MM Entry or is it statted as a character?
Yeah, really a cohort's CR should be the number two less than the player's level. ECL and HD are both totally messed up and will just give you bad results most of the time.
Jul
20
comment Earthdawn dice roll probabilities
This is very old, but should some come across it you can use the following to get results similar to a step roll but with a maximum limit instead of no maximum at all (which can kill players, as discussed): For Step X, roll Xd3-X. That's all it takes. You always get results from 0 to 2X, with X being the most likely result, nice bell curve and everything.
Mar
22
awarded  Critic
Feb
8
answered Two Handed weapons for Trolls
Sep
22
awarded  Yearling
Sep
22
awarded  Yearling
Jul
1
answered Does an attack with Psionic Weapon Feat inflict extra damage to undead?
Jul
1
comment Combining Base Attack Bonuses
Note, however, that monsters using natural weapons don't gain the additional attacks (aka "Iterative Attacks"). You only gain iterative attacks with manufactured weapons.
Sep
23
awarded  Yearling
Mar
16
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
15
answered Simulating physical combat in-Matrix?
Nov
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
13
comment What is the disadvantage of raise dead+restoration against true resurrection?
When you're high enough level to properly cast True Resurrection on your own, a difference of 20k gp here or there is small change; high level characters have absurd quantities of wealth to throw about. Remember that money that you spend so that you don't keep it (food, bribes, spell components, etc) is to be eventually rewarded again to keep your wealth by level up.
Nov
12
awarded  Commentator
Nov
12
comment Calculating and balancing challenge ratings
Ah, yes, EL not ECL, my mistake. Write it wrong once and keep making the same mistake the whole way through, silly me. As to the idea that "EL doesn't exist in Pathfinder", well that's just absurd. Pathfinder is based on 3.5 with a million little edits. There aren't enough changes to the fundamental math to affect how the CR system works (that would break backwards compatibility), and so the same rules apply to all of 3.0/3.5/PF.
Nov
12
revised Calculating and balancing challenge ratings
deleted 10 characters in body
Nov
11
answered Calculating and balancing challenge ratings
Nov
4
comment How does a DM define a Skill Check value?
This is of course for 4e. In 3e there were suggested DCs for each skill based on the specific task you wanted to accomplish, and the DCs were not level dependent. In 2e and earlier there wasn't really much of a skill system, but the optional skill systems provided in the book generally had you try to roll under your stat.
Oct
23
comment Produce high-contrast numbers on un-painted dice?
After you've used whiteout to fill in all the numbers, scrape a knife blade along the surface of the die to scratch away all the excess whiteout that gets outside the number. This is both slightly harmful to the blade (use a blade you don't care about as much) and will produce minor scratches in your die (won't affect rolling).