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RPG player and DM since 1981. Game systems too many to name, but biggest influences are D&D (Basic set with B1 to 4E, not missed any major edition in-between), Runequest, Rolemaster, Werewolf The Apocalypse.


Jul
24
revised What's with Battlemind's Iron Fist being so powerful?
added 102 characters in body
Jul
24
revised What's with Battlemind's Iron Fist being so powerful?
added 31 characters in body
Jul
23
answered What's with Battlemind's Iron Fist being so powerful?
Jul
22
revised Are peoples' competencies really as flat in D&D 5e as its math suggests?
added 315 characters in body
Jul
22
answered Are peoples' competencies really as flat in D&D 5e as its math suggests?
Jul
16
revised Do readied actions dissappear when falling unconscious?
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Jul
16
answered Do readied actions dissappear when falling unconscious?
Jul
13
revised How do you calculate the odds of success for an ability contest
Easier to give specific formula for negative n
Jul
13
revised How do you calculate the odds of success for an ability contest
best not to use "advantage" when discussing D&D 5E odds, unless it really means the game rules term
Jul
13
comment How do you calculate the odds of success for an ability contest
It is 1/8. It is actually 1/400 * 1/2 * 100 combined for (1 in 20 * 20 for all 400 combinations of the 2 dice) times (factor of 1/2 in triangular number formula) times (100 to convert probability to percentage)
Jul
13
revised How do you calculate the odds of success for an ability contest
added 434 characters in body
Jul
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
13
answered How do you calculate the odds of success for an ability contest
Jul
11
revised Are damage bonuses for a weapon doubled for 2[W] rolls?
added 270 characters in body
Jul
11
revised Are damage bonuses for a weapon doubled for 2[W] rolls?
added 25 characters in body
Jul
11
answered Are damage bonuses for a weapon doubled for 2[W] rolls?
Jul
4
comment What are the “rules of hidden club” for D&D 5th edition?
@GMNoob: In what way does that imply facing? The orientation of the creatures could be anything and that rule would apply. The rule only uses positions. I think wax eagle is making correct interpretation here i.e. mechanics don't account for facing, but it is reasonable to use it sometimes as rationale for success/failure. However I also agree with SevenSidedDie, it's an important enough detail that it should be in the rules (as it was in 3E and 4E)
Jun
29
answered Software to simulate battles for testing out house rules
Jun
28
comment How to communicate with your summons?
I'd like to see a good RAW answer here too, so I could point out in my own games how we hand-wave apparent abilities of fiendish centipedes etc to attack correct opponents, move to flanking positions etc under summoning player's direction. I think we do this as a convenience - to avoid having to argue about what is reasonable or have to roll dice for those manoeuvres. But I've understood for a while that it's not RAW.
Jun
27
revised How do I calculate dice probability in the A Song of Ice and Fire system?
added 141 characters in body