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Dec
17
awarded  Student
Dec
17
awarded  Yearling
Dec
17
asked When laws conflict what does a Lawful character do?
Dec
17
comment Where does a dragon steed get summoned from, and where is its hoard kept?
What laws does a lawful dragon follow? What if Dragon Law was written "What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine if I can take it from you."
Dec
3
comment Cursed items are being Identified too easily
Ah yes the opposite alignment gender swap belt of giant strength...always popular and fun at parties!
Nov
23
comment What is a “funnel”?
Me too. No matter which tomb, ruin or other rumor the players follow, they end up at the same end boss. They don't know that though.
Nov
17
comment Modeling a “Bob” in Dresden Files
Bob can use magic. When he has the memories from his time with Kemmler he nearly kills Harry. Its probably related to Bob being a spirit and the magic of necromancy.
Sep
10
comment How do I challenge my PCs who fight every battle like Mongol horse archers?
Ah ha here we go: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testudo_formation
Sep
10
comment How do I challenge my PCs who fight every battle like Mongol horse archers?
Right. Big shields only work from one direction. If the archers surround the unit then they have no cover. They might be able to "form square" but good archers can still drop arrows into the opposite side of the square. A SUPERBLY TRAINED phalanx/legion could form a square and the center hold shields vertically, AND march, but I imagine such units are very rare elite troops.
Jul
21
answered What living apex lifeforms are there other than dragons?
Jul
15
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
9
comment Is there a layer of the Abyss that is controlled by celestials?
@Dane: Does a lawful good Drow cease to be a Drow? Although, yes, a devil or a celestial seems like it should be a special case.
Mar
7
comment Why is time-dilated simulspace not an I Win button?
I wonder if you can use combat drones to convert mental actions into physical at 60x speed. An overpowered robot body designed to act at 60x human speed perhaps.
Oct
8
answered Overly strong level 1 barbarian
Oct
1
answered No Meat-Shield Dilemma
Sep
5
comment Does flight warrant Move Silently checks?
@JonathanDrain: But this should apply to the flying character as well for spotting things on the ground. May or may not be a problem.
Jul
23
comment How do I add a recurring fantasy villain without frustrating the players?
The big bad can be out of reach. Perhaps instead of taunting the PCs directly they just find evidence of him in many encounters. An assassin they fight off. Papers with orders found in the lair they just cleared out. The last words of the spy dying from poison he just took. Etc.
Jul
22
comment Does the target of a spell know who is casting it?
@KRyan: That might depend on how magic works in your world. If the wizard says the same words for the same effect each time then the fighter may pick it up. If however, a wizard needs special training to know which words to use for today's moon phase, or perhaps magic words are so mind-twisting that untrained people can't even hear them properly, or remember them.
Jul
15
comment How do I handle lengthy (days+) actions without slowing the game
@InbarRose: But it does make sense if they need that sword to save the universe! Or if they have extra time. If they get to the ritual location or whatever ahead of time, perhaps they can set up there and prepare while waiting for the stars to align and the rest of the cultists to arrive.
Jun
14
comment Creating undead as a good cleric in Dark Sun
In some fiction, undead have been "good". Sort of. There was one where a group of good clerics and some order of knights voluntarily become undead guardians when they died, to protect this really valuable artifact thing. I don't remember any more than that though.