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comment Maximum bookkeeping fantasy game with magic
@HeyICanChan Thanks for the recommendation! I linked to the current version, which is called Hero System Skills for 6th edition, but has the same format and pagination.
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revised Maximum bookkeeping fantasy game with magic
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Dec
18
comment Harmlessly Harvesting Poison from a Monster Companion
I would personally recommend talking to the DM about the wyvern being tame, rather than trying to solve this with spells, as I have a much easier time believing you can milk a tame creature, than believing that a creature would remain tame after regularly being rendered unconscious via spell attacks.
Dec
18
comment Harmlessly Harvesting Poison from a Monster Companion
The rule you’re citing looks like it’s intended for hostile (or at least unwilling) creatures, so it’s not clear to me that it’s actually binding here. Is there a particular reason you need to follow the rule? (To avoid asking the DM to make a judgment call, perhaps?) Please be more explicit about why you want to follow the rule even though you’re talking about a relatively tame animal.
Dec
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18
answered Maximum bookkeeping fantasy game with magic
Dec
18
comment Maximum bookkeeping fantasy game with magic
I literally use a spreadsheet to create Shadowrun characters, and then another one to keep track of initiative. And don’t forget the vast arrays of modifiers for everything imaginable. It’s a terribly complex game, and yet one of my favorites.
Dec
18
comment Harmlessly Harvesting Poison from a Monster Companion
Edited the answer for style and to add a little evidence to back it up, but it could still use more support and solid guidance on application of the rules.
Dec
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revised Harmlessly Harvesting Poison from a Monster Companion
Cleaned up style and spelling problems and added a piece of evidence backing up the answer
Dec
12
comment Can you cast spells with a Somatic component if you're holding a two-handed weapon?
D&D 5 actions are not meant to be exhaustive; see the DMG for lots of examples of things that are not spelled out in the PHB rules. If a player needs to do something not explicitly spelled out, you match it to something close enough that does have rules. So you figure out whether letting a hand go is most like dropping a weapon, or sheathing it, and I would say the former.
Dec
9
comment What would be good level-less and class-less system for high fantasy games?
Not quite the same requirements, but this question has a lot of overlap, and some of the recommendations should be good for this question too: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/50041/…
Dec
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answered Do fey spirits in the form of creatures from the Conjure Animal Spell count towards creatures one has seen for Wild Shape?
Dec
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comment When creatures provide cover against attacks, can they be hit?
Please update: The DMG does have an optional rule for this.
Dec
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comment Are paladins required to follow a god?
Have you seen the DMG rules for religion yet? It discusses this from a few angles, which you may find helpful. Ultimately this sort of thing seems to depend on your campaign setting and so may not be answerable from a rules standpoint.
Dec
5
reviewed Approve How to reveal plot hooks & other information when NPCs' survival depends on secrecy?
Dec
5
comment Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
Hey folks, I’d appreciate it if answers and comments stayed away from calling the people involved here “mentally ill” and “sociopathic” and the like. That’s just as dehumanizing as calling somebody “it,” and it furthers stigmatization of mental illness, which is already bad enough in society.
Dec
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