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Nov
20
comment Can the adept powers stack with bonuses from implants?
In sr4, this was written in both the implant and the adept power section. I have a hard time believing they omitted it in both in the new edition. What does the book say?
Nov
9
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What can I use in place of Fudge Dice?
Nov
9
comment How should I go about blowing up a bridge?
I think his mechanical problems stem from the fact that mechanics try to picture reality and a wagon of pitch cannot blow up a bridge in reality. Using a skill challenge to counter the fact that it's not mechanically sound seems to be a bad choice. For me, it would be immersion breaking just the same way that introducing lasers or lightsabers would. I'm not against abstracting challenges, but it should be abstracting otherwise doable actions. Leaving out details because the details don't add up is wrong abstraction.
Nov
8
comment How should I go about blowing up a bridge?
@waxeagle In addition, this is the adventure. Probably not even the one the OP is playing, just one he found mentioning any kind of explosives. And even there, blowing up a bridge with explosives is NOT written into the adventure.
Nov
8
comment How should I go about blowing up a bridge?
I could have sworn he wrote "I have come here to see if anyone has other ideas".
Nov
8
answered How should I go about blowing up a bridge?
Oct
30
answered What's the reasoning behind the weapon restrictions on AD&D 2e's mage?
Oct
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
23
answered Is encounter balancing/creation in 5e different to previous editions?
Oct
21
comment Dice roll methods and their averages
Start big. For example give everyone their tier level as bonus on every attribute. Once you end up with a party of monks, you know you have to scale back a bit. The power of swarm intelligence :)
Oct
20
comment How to play a published adventure solo?
You may want to add some introductory comments. I for one have no clue what "Mythic" may be. Did you miss a tag in the question?
Oct
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I speed up action in an IRC-based Shadowrun game?
Oct
19
revised How can I speed up action in an IRC-based Shadowrun game?
added 5 characters in body
Oct
19
answered How can I speed up action in an IRC-based Shadowrun game?
Oct
19
comment Explosive rounds in Pathfinder
@HeyICanChan I guess Pathfinder uses the common definition of direct versus indirect fire. Direct fire is an attack you fire in a straight line at a point you can see. There it may explode for an area attack or not. Like an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade). Indirect fire is an attack that you fire in an arc to a point you do not necessarily observe yourself. Like a mortar. While direct or indirect implicate angle of attack, it does not say anything about what happens at the point of impact.
Oct
16
comment How to challenge epic level characters?
@ObliviousSage You may have noticed I said except 4e. If there were a tag called "all editions but 4e" I'd happily use it.
Oct
16
comment How to challenge epic level characters?
@ObliviousSage Every edition I mentioned had the Wish spell, probably the ultimate utility. I don't think I'd gain anything from tagging it with a special edition because then I will get a very narrow, focussed answer and I'm looking for a broader concept. I'm not looking for a single way to disable a players power, but instead a way to incorporate their powers into the story while actually keeping it interesting and believable. Would you actually have an answer that would work for 3.5 but not for the other editions mentioned?
Oct
16
comment How to challenge epic level characters?
@JoshuaAslanSmith What would that requirement be? I don't have any requirement. I can narrow it down as much as you like, but that will only result in answers that will not be usable for me because they are way to specific. Can you give an example of a requirement I may have missed?
Oct
16
awarded  Student
Oct
16
comment How to challenge epic level characters?
I'm not looking for an encounter. I'm looking for an adventure idea. A problem to solve, that is resistant to wishes. I'm not interested in details like "page 112 of splat book 5 says this door is wish-resistant", but a much broader view. If that makes people happy I can add a 3.5 tag, but everything that only works for 3.5 is not really what I'm looking for.