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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.
May
20
answered In D&D, A PC became king. How do I keep him in check?
May
1
comment How can I make my carrying mission interesting
@Dakeyras: Maybe but you can still use it! It is a cuddly cute lost tiger kitten and its mom is looking for it. And they're intelligent tigers. :-)
Apr
24
comment How to deal with a Batman PC as a DM?
I just have to ask if his ranger animal companion is a bat or swarm of bats? This could easily lead to villagers calling him "the bat man." :-)
Nov
19
comment How common is Detect Evil in the Forgotten Realms? Roleplaying VS Game Mechanic
And Good and Evil is a bit simplistic anyway. I read the online log of a campaign that was quite interesting: there was an order of Paladins that worked for an empire who often performed oppressive acts, putting down peasant rebellions and such. It was better, more Good, for there to be Law and Order even if evil barons occasionally took advantage, you see. And of course the view of Good from neighbors of this empire was often quite different. Likewise there may be very good reasons for an Evil character to join a quest. Money or power are good ones. And it is actually quite easy for Paladins
Nov
19
awarded  Commentator
Nov
19
comment How common is Detect Evil in the Forgotten Realms? Roleplaying VS Game Mechanic
And Good and Evil is a bit simplistic anyway. I read the online log of a campaign that was quite interesting: there was an order of Paladins that worked for an empire who often performed oppressive acts, putting down peasant rebellions and such. It was better, more Good, for there to be Law and Order even if evil barons occasionally took advantage, you see. And of course the view of Good from neighbors of this empire was often quite different.
Oct
14
awarded  Yearling
Sep
4
comment Flaws that aren't flaws
Although in GURPS, the character may still get partial points for a disadvantage that is mitigated by hardware. For example, near-sighted is mitigated by eyeglasses or contacts, but those can be lost or not being worn during a surprise night attack, so it is still worth -5 points instead of -10.
Jun
13
comment Difference between Heavy/Light Crossbows and Long/Short Bows
@SevenSidedDie: I am not sure what you are imagining, but it does not match what I am imagining. What torque? How would it be off center? You hold the bow in the left hand and crank it with the right. The crank is easy to turn because of gears.