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In The Beginning Was The d20. Daniel is a long-time computing geek who spends his days spreading this good word. Interests include painting, medieval swordsmanship, and every conceivable form of game design.


Oct
19
answered Dresden Files without Wizards
Oct
19
reviewed Close Enhancement Bonus = Crit Threat Improvment?
Oct
16
comment Neverwhere game with Dresden rules
@Vatine: The Marquis did trade in favours - but a significant percentage of those favours included acquiring or using magical powers or items. (Most relevant incident: The Marquis trading someone a useful but dangerous magical melody to someone, knowing that they'll ignore his warning to use sparingly... then coming back to charge them a bigger favour for the counterspell.)
Oct
15
comment Infiltration trapping in Burglary
Excellent point. The Fate system in Dresden Files is very much a 'whole' that has to be treated as such; most rules text in one place can be transplanted to similar situations.
Oct
14
comment How much does the Sponsor help someone using Sponsored Magic in Dresden?
Exactly this. If the NPC was never going to be seen again, I wouldn't let them take this much sponsored power. If they are seen again... then the next time the Knight should be labouring under an extra compulsion aspect or with extra goals to achieve, paying off the debt. Players should be able to assess those to generate advantages.
Oct
14
comment Can I wish to never auto-miss on a natural 1?
Hi Simon, welcome to the site! Your answer is both funny and good DMing, but it doesn't actually answer the question as asked. RPG.SE is very focussed on specific answers to questions; I recommend editing your answer to be more specific. (In this case, your answer appears to be 'No, because any competent DM will stop you.')
Oct
14
reviewed Reviewed Encounter templates
Oct
11
answered Infiltration trapping in Burglary
Oct
6
comment Casting Feather Fall on an ballista bolt
@TimLymington: Air resistance will be the same regardless of the effective mass of the arrow. But the arrow's momentum won't be. An apple and a feather may fall the same way, but they don't get blown about by the wind to the same extent.
Oct
2
reviewed Reviewed Divine / Arcane scroll use
Oct
2
comment Divine / Arcane scroll use
Hello, Steve, and welcome to the site! Could you expand on this answer? What you say is true, but doesn't cover the case here where the spell is on both the Wizard and Cleric spell lists. The question is whether it can be made as a (cleric) scroll and then immediately copied as a (wizard) spell.
Oct
2
awarded  Custodian
Oct
2
reviewed Reviewed Divine / Arcane scroll use
Oct
1
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
10
answered Are there any free resources for Bards that focus on stories to be told?
Sep
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
6
answered Should I do something about slow pace in my inexperienced group?
Sep
6
revised Should I do something about slow pace in my inexperienced group?
Edited grammar and phrasing to improve clarity.
Sep
5
comment When planning a campaign, should I know what the ending is before we start?
Exactly this. 'Sandbox' doesn't have to mean that the PCs are the only ones whose actions matter; the villains have plans and they'll lead to certain events unless the players actively change that.