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25 year programming experience.


Dec
19
comment Game that Teaches RPGs effectively “by itself”
I read and played MSH RPGs.
Dec
17
comment Are Paladin Tenets Subjective?
@user3735278 yes, and the text is quite clear that paladins can be of any alignment and quite clear about what the cause of righteousness. Also understand the referee still have to define the philosophy behind what is justice, good, and evil in his setting.The text says nothing about that.
Dec
15
comment Can players “Ready” outside of combat?
Yup you got it provided that Bob set the right condition to act as the trigger.
Dec
3
comment Requirement For Craft Magic Items
Also I realize the general attitude of the section is "do what you want with crafting magic items, here are some options." I could if I want make being a spell caster a requirement. Just like I could ignore the level requirement. But want to make sure I didn't miss something like the verbiage in the PHB where you need proficiency in a Herbalist Kit to make a Healing Potions for 25 gp.
Dec
3
comment Requirement For Craft Magic Items
From what I read the formula requirement is an option that a DM could require. It is included with other recommendations for specific components, etc. However I don't see the wording that require a spell caster only that the character need to be 3rd level. So if you could quote or tell me where it say that specifically (for example page 128, second column, third paragraph, etc) I would appreciate it.
Nov
25
comment Are you immune to the fear generated by a creature after your first successful save?
Yes you need to be more specific about where the fear is coming from. AD&D doesn't have a system of defined terms like later editions. Any ruling on fear effects has to be based on the text of what generating the fear.
Nov
24
comment Can I “shove” with a reach weapon?
@Lexible while the rules technically allow a whip to push. I would not allow any shift in position away from the wielder of the whip as this doesn't make sense given how the weapons works. I would allows movement to the sides or towards the wielder as that does make sense. My guess that many referees would rule the same ways so be prepared for yours to do so as well.
Oct
16
comment Does the lack of automatic AC scaling mean you get easier to hit as you level up?
@MikeRiverso yes previous editions stated that but the healing and rest rules never reflected it in the way that 5e does. That the big change that the fatigue/skill aspect of hit point has both flavor and mechanical support.
Oct
13
comment How can I make a deal with a devil?
That how things appear at this time. Probably there are lover level spells that could work including the option of just beating down the demon/devil and opt NOT the kill it when it goes negative.
Oct
7
comment Ordinary people and magic in D&D5
@waxeagle the rules as written do not specify a default setting. Instead they use the various published settings as example with the Forgotten Realms used the most.
Sep
30
comment What is a more realistic carrying capacity for a backpack?
The list attribute is how much a backpack can carry. He want to change that rule. He needs information on what to change it too. In addition full answer would express any consequence of the change in terms usable in a the game. I don't see any issue with this question as RPGs are about experiencing a setting either imagined or based on reality.
Sep
24
comment Is knocking someone prone worth it?
@András I clarified my answer.
Sep
15
comment Which is likely to provide more chances to OA, Polearm Master or Sentinel (with War Caster)?
@Khashir no just modify the above as it should be included here in my opinion.
Sep
15
comment Which is likely to provide more chances to OA, Polearm Master or Sentinel (with War Caster)?
Note that question is not whether you can use Polearm Master/Sentinel with with War Caster. Rather which is the better choice if that is allowed.
Sep
12
comment What happens when an invisible creature is detected?
@NeilSlater you edit the answer and add this or wax eagle should.
Sep
12
comment What is a good, free, Space-faring RPG?
@mxyzplk Clicking Free, Sci-Fi, Core Rulebooks gives 194 entries but only a couple are truly core rulebooks interspersed among previews of paid rule book, and mislabeled products. On the list of Free RPGs only a few sci-fi are fleshed out commercial products. In combination with the rest of the criteria the answer isn't overly broad at all.
Sep
11
comment What is a good, free, Space-faring RPG?
You do realize folks there are not that many FREE science fiction RPGs out there. It is not overly broad. The criteria only fits a few RPGs.
Sep
4
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
@SevenSidedDie Finger of Death is a great example. What is searing pain in game terms? It not a defined term. As it stands the spell does a lot of necrotic damage. One referee can argue that the searing pain. While another, like the text about thumbs touching for Burning hands, could use his knowledge of real life accounts of searing pain to rule that the target suffers additional effects. But the only rule is the con save and the necrotic damage. The rest is flavor to be interpreted at the discretion of the referee.
Sep
4
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
@SevenSidedDie The only fluff is that it is a mote of fire. The referee will need to decide whether the fact that spell it a tiny bit of substance is relevant or not.
Sep
4
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
OK on fire bolt, looking it up.