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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Sep
2
comment What counts as a critical on defense?
By the way, this rule is really unfair to the attacker: he's got a doubled chance of critical failure.
Sep
2
comment Finding alternatives to rogues in campaigns
It isn't an answer, so just a comment: It sounds like another rogue would fit right in. The party would be all rogues. A rogue's gallery. :-) Why not? Rogues can specialize enough to fill a lot of different class roles: even magic and healing with Use Magic Device.