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"Please read all instructions carefully before discarding whichever ones don't suit your fancy."

-Aaron Williams


Mar
22
comment Where is D&D in the spectrum of RPGs?
@thedarkwanderer Love it or hate it, Fourth Edition Dungeons and Dragon is still Dungeons and Dragons. Especially back in 2011, when it was the reigning edition.
Mar
20
answered What happens if a wizard uses Command Undead to command an undead to keep fighting even though it has been Turned by a Cleric
Mar
19
comment Problems with Party Formation: “You're the DM, you can figure it out.”
Useful reading, if this campaign ever does happen: Making the Tough Decisions by Rich Burlew.
Mar
17
revised Is there a resource of complementary monsters?
Reformulation, hopefully a bit clearer.
Mar
16
comment How much damage does Great Weapon Fighting add on average?
@Erik Not strictly true, actually! You only get one reroll, so your minimum damage is still 1. Your odds of killing your target in this situation do go up quite a bit, though.
Mar
13
revised Do hydras breathe X times or once?
added 1 character in body
Mar
13
answered Do hydras breathe X times or once?
Mar
13
answered How to handle plates and drinks on the game table?
Mar
13
comment How to handle plates and drinks on the game table?
Are you playing in a home, or a public space? How much (if any) control do you have over the environment?
Mar
11
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
11
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
@SevenSidedDie Even after granting permission to use a class, a DM is allowed to subsequently ban it. Regardless, the purpose of the statement is to demonstrate that the Death cleric is in the DM's house, and they have no obligations to cater to the players. But if you feel that a legalistically correct tangent on class selection is important to this question, feel free to add your own answer.
Mar
11
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
@SevenSidedDie Again, the entire premise of the question assumes that permission has already been granted (or is nonsensical). Regardless, to say that the verb "ban" does not cover a situation such as "Can I play a Death Cleric?" "No." is splitting an incredibly fine hair. This is not a factual error. No change will be made to this statement.
Mar
11
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
@SevenSidedDie In #3, when there isn't a DM or a game involved, who the heck is he supposed to ask for permission? Me, because I'm a DM sometimes? You? Himself? Or is it your position that no one is even allowed to think about the Death cleric, unless there is an officially designated DM around to sign off on it?
Mar
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
11
revised Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
deleted 111 characters in body
Mar
11
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
Also excluded from this answer: Only Fifth Edition D&D material is allowed by default; that only Clerics can select the Death domain; that the sky is blue; and a small handful of other topics.
Mar
11
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
+1 reading comprehension point to Airatome, -1 to @SevenSidedDie. Though it has nothing to do with my game. The question falls into one of three categories: 1. The asker doesn't know that the Dungeon Master's Guide is for DMs. 2. The asker's DM has allowed the option. 3. The asker is engaging in a thought experiment without a specific DM around. The DM's right to allow/disallow DMG classes is only relevant to the first clause, and I don't generally write answers framed to people who don't know how to play.
Mar
10
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
@airatome Please reread my comment to SD. I'm aware of that text, but it is irrelevant to this answer. More relevant is your alignment observations in your answer. I'll update for that later.
Mar
10
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
@SevenSidedDie The question of alignment implies the class is already allowed for consideration (except, perhaps, for alignment). Any statement of availability in this post is merely a reminder that the DM may revoke permission to use them, not an absolute statement on availability of Death clerics, Eladrin, et. al. (which would be tangential at best).
Mar
10
answered Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?