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Software engineer, photographer, musician, and gamer.


Sep
16
comment This sites methode of doing it's rating is so hostile should i bother to stay with it?
People generally don’t downvote for minor spelling and grammar errors. Please put more effort into writing clearly, as beyond a certain point difficult writing becomes practically impossible to read.
Sep
16
comment Are any 5e multiclassing options particularly strong compared to the base classes?
I think this could be a good question if you emphasized the “Is multiclassing a trap?” element. It could be the case that it’s a trap for some classes but not others (like spellcasters in D&D3). And it could be that some classes are especially well-suited to multiclassing or level drops.
Sep
16
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
9
answered Can a Sorcerer protect their friend from Web by using Careful Spell?
Sep
9
comment Can a Sorcerer protect their friend from Web by using Careful Spell?
In this context, I would not take the plain-English reading of when to mean “at the exact time,” but instead something more like if or whenever.
Sep
5
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
5
comment Does a Barbarian get an extra 1d6 or 2d6 if they are using a Greatsword?
@briddums The key word is relatively. In all other cases, the barbarian ability makes bigger = a lot better, but in the case of swords, biggest = hardly better at all. That’s counterintuitive and thus I doubt it’s intentional.
Sep
4
revised Are normal spell components consumed by the spell?
Improve formatting, fix typo, clarify confusing wording.
Aug
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Do rules exist for creating artefacts?
Aug
28
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
27
comment Does Bard's Jack of All Trades grant them greater initiative?
Whoa. This is sweet!
Aug
27
comment How does “failure” work in Dungeon World? How does it move the story forward?
This is an interesting answer, but when you’re departing from an apparent consensus, I recommend using more quotations from the rulebooks and designer notes, and less bold-all-caps.
Aug
25
comment Why did the D&D devs design spontaneous casters to lose out on a spell level compared to prepared casters?
Jonathan Tweet was the lead designer and the author of the Player’s Handbook. While Monte Cook and Skip Williams did contribute to the overall design, Williams’s primary area of responsibility was the Monster Manual.
Aug
24
comment Does a Barbarian get an extra 1d6 or 2d6 if they are using a Greatsword?
The quote suggests that this is to make axes more attractive than swords, but it also makes smaller swords relatively much better than a big sword, which is just kind of bizarre. That makes it sound like the quote is a spur of the moment rationalization rather than a considered design decision, so I don't think it's good evidence in favor of the ruling.
Aug
24
answered Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM
Aug
24
comment Does a Barbarian get an extra 1d6 or 2d6 if they are using a Greatsword?
This reading produces the strange result that a greatsword deals only slightly more damage than a two-handed longsword: 5d6 (17.5) versus 3d10 (16.5). That doesn't seem like an intended result.
Aug
23
comment Can a DM disallow the Candle of Invocation exploit using RAW?
@SevenSidedDie Market prices for magic items survived two editions and over 12 years. I don't see anything inherently wrong with them – magic item markets work fine mechanically and thematically in other games (eg Shadowrun).
Aug
21
comment Does 5e better explain what they mean by “duration, or until you lose your concentration?”
To me the ambiguity is more: Is this when it ends, or how long it lasts? The former implies whichever comes first, whereas the latter implies whichever comes last. It’s especially confusing because duration normally means the latter, not the former. So the rule on page 203 is necessary to disambiguate.
Aug
20
comment Is there a limit on the volume of material that can be affected by the Minor Alchemy class feature?
I’m not entirely sure whether the duration is supposed to be whichever comes first or last (although most spells end early if you stop concentrating). And I’m not sure whether the hour starts at the beginning of the spell or the completion of the transmutation. But I do think your interpretation is a reasonable one.
Aug
20
awarded  Custodian