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Mar
18
comment How can I make “Empty” rooms interesting?
Just because an empty room doesn't have anything interesting in it to be found, that doesn't mean there shouldn't be anything interesting in it to search through. An empty room in a dungeon with beds for whatever creatures live there may also have some chests for the party to rifle through. It just so happens that those chests are empty or filled with mundane items (which, depending on your players, could be creatively used in handy and unforeseen ways later on).
Mar
16
comment How to deal with DM favoritism?
Actually, I wouldn't discard the level differences so lightly. 4e is very much balanced around the party all being about the same level. With the favored player 2 levels higher than the rest of the party, plus the party facing enemies that are tuned to face that player specifically (who has a free action point every turn), a two level difference is probably a significant disadvantage. Even if the characters were more even except for a two level difference, it would start to be a significant problem if that gap continues to widen.
Mar
10
comment Do Vengeful Strike and/or Valiant Strike count as melee basic attacks?
Well, what do the powers say? Does Vengeful Strike or Valiant Strike say they count as melee basic attacks?
Mar
2
comment What is this player planning?
@DuckTapeAl: How are you going to get the anchored weapon that you're standing on without calling on the weapon? Granted, I probably wouldn't spend a pile of gold for an infinite length ladder....
Feb
25
awarded  Yearling
Feb
24
comment Does a paralyzed druid in air elemental form using whirlwind fall down from the sky?
It should be noted that just because an air elemental form may have wings, doesn't necessarily mean that they use wings for flight.
Feb
13
comment How should I make my low-strength cleric more effective at being a close-range tank?
Sometimes, the amount of 3.5 knowledge you have is terrifying.
Feb
13
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
22
comment What ranged monsters have the highest damage output?
@PurpleMonkey: Putting the edition in the title is ok, even though it's a tag, only if it the question title still organically flows as a proper question. Forcing it, on the other hand, is not ok. SE mods comment on this all the time. I realize the author forced the edition into the title, but I thought I'd point this out since your comment was unclear on that.
Jan
21
comment How bad is Sunlight Sensitivity (of Drow, etc.), especially for casters?
It might be worth pointing out that unless you're in a desert setting, it's unlikely that every single day will be a sunny one. If the sky is overcast, game on. If the sky is cloudy, the DM will need to track and communicate when the sun is behind cloud cover.
Jan
21
comment How can I get around the drow's light sensitivity?
I don't understand this answer. How you can shine an absence of light (darkness) onto something? At least your original answer made sense, even if it didn't answer the question.
Jan
13
comment With the lifespan of elves, would you ever encounter a low-level elf?
I assume most of this would also apply to Drow, who are quite elven... but more distinct at this point. Perhaps a couple of decades learning, say cultural art, would be re-appropriated to a trial-by-fire course on political intrigue and advancing your status and that of your House.
Jan
9
reviewed Reviewed Free Basic-Rules-only adventure to showcase D&D 5e
Jan
9
comment Free Basic-Rules-only adventure to showcase D&D 5e
This answer needs to describe some of the details of the adventure in the link.
Dec
29
comment In D&D Next, is 4 hours long enough for a long rest for Elves and Warforged?
"In 4e only Drow have the Trance Feature": Eladrin also trance.
Dec
17
comment How to build an evil campaign
-1: No mention of long and unnecessary monologues or maniacal laughter. +1: Great mention of the trickiness of alignment. +1: Love the training wheels idea.
Dec
5
comment How can an aristocracy be perpetuated between creatures that can't interbreed?
What happens if you were to use polymorph on the princess to turn her human for the "event"?
Dec
4
comment Do wizards really have to prepare spells multiple times to cast them multiple times?
If I recall, Unearthed Arcana (3.5) has spell caster options. It break up prepared spells into spell slots and spell points. You get X number of slots per level to memorize single spells, and a number of spell points per day to use casting spells. The number of points required for a spell depends on the level it is slotted at. Wizards have access to more memorized spells while Sorcerers have access to more spell points.
Nov
21
comment Recommended protocol for effective communication using a Virtual Table Top (VTT)
@ltab: Or... you could literally raise your hand.
Nov
17
comment How easy is it to make the distinction between a druid in beast form and a normal animal?
If you're allowing a nature check to discover a shapeshifted druid, would the druid not also be able to take advantage of their nature knowledge in some way to help improve their act?