Pat Ludwig
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Do any powers use the percentile dice anymore?
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The explanation of "Game Dice" on p8 of the PH includes the following, You can use d10s to roll percentages, if you ever need to. Roll 1d10 for the “tens” and 1d10 for the “ones” to generate ...

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Dealing with high player churn?
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A Western Marches style campaign may be just what you are looking for. http://arsludi.lamemage.com/index.php/78/grand-experiments-west-marches/ It provides methods to establish a sandbox for your ...

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Can a mark be maintained when the target succeeds on a Stealth check and becomes Hidden?
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Marks aren't maintained and only end in the following circumstances: The creator of the mark dies or falls unconscious The marked creature is subject to another effect which marks it. Only one mark ...

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Is Hengeyokai's Nature's Mask benefit applied to Hybrid form or just Animal form?
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Just the animal form gains the movement benefit Part of the Nature's Mask description includes this: None of your game statistics change in human or hybrid form Also earlier in the description,...

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Measuring complexity in 4e characters?
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My approach is inspired by The Bill James Hall of Fame Monitor. Instead of a set scale, assign points to a wide variety of categories. It would probably end up being a lengthy list and I don't know ...

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Rebalancing the Orc Brutes in Thunderspire labyrinth?
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I like the Orcs in the Monster Vault. Let's take the brute from there and downlevel it to match the Orc Berserker. Orc Rampager Medium natural humanoid Level 4 Brute XP 175 HP 68; Bloodied 34 ...

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Does Reverent Mettle affect the entire area of effect?
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B. Area attacks apply the same damage to all targets, however damage reduction can change the actual damage sustained on a per target basis. The rules for resolving attacks against multiple targets ...

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How is the reroll bonus calculated for Silent Shadows?
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The third of your choices is the correct one. The +2 bonus is a feat bonus. The +1 per Ally (to a maximum of +5) is untyped. The two bonuses therefore stack (and are not related).

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Can you use a mirror to get line of sight?
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No, Mirrors do not provide an exception to the need to have a clear Line of Sight. Nor would any other form of magic allow you to get around it. (Yes, Mirrors are magic, didn't you know that? :))

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Any sites or periodicals dedicated to campaign ideas/concepts?
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The Knights of the Dinner Table magazine has a regular feature entitled, "Bait & Tackle". This is a one-two page spread with 5+ setups for encounters. If you're stuck for an idea, or just want ...

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Has any one created add on tile for Undermountain Games' DTiles: Dungeons?
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Check out the stuff available for other mapping programs. DTiles looks like it will work with most of them. RPTools has a fair number of free images available. Campaign Cartographers guild has a ...

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What are the consequences of changing the ratio of XP to GP?
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When I played and DM'd 1st edition back in the day we didn't typically award any XP for gold obtained, we gained XP for: monsters overcome (typically killed) magic items gained roleplaying bonus ...

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How to remember all the rules?
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If you've read the rules, you're doing good. There is no need to remember them all. The play is the thing, rules are just there to help keep everyone on the same page. Getting the rules perfect ...

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If a battlemind and her cleric companion are the target of two attacks by a Yuan-ti Anathema, and the battlemind uses lightning rush, what happens?
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The battlemind gets her attack and then faces one reprisal. The sequence of events for attacks is laid out on pages 214-215 of the Rules Compendium Choose and attack power Choose targets Make an ...

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Are there any tools for creating a campaign from scratch?
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I use Evernote for this. The editor is pretty nice and you can insert just about anything. There are Evernote clients for Win/Mac/tablet/phone so you can edit whenever the urge strikes you. ...

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Does Bolt of Genius restore ALL of a Cleric's uses of Healing Word or just one?
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None of them, Healing word has this note: Special: You can use this power twice per encounter, but only once per round. At 16th level, you can use this power three times per encounter. That note is ...

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What class features or items can be given to a fighter in Dungeons and Dragons 4e to allow him to parry as his mark punishment?
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Paladin's have a fair number of powers that allow this. You could convert him to a paladin, or just move powers over as you deem appropriate. Marty's BlessingDDI - an attack meant for an ally hits ...

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Are there Psionic Rituals?
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Check out the Dark Sun Campaign Setting. If there are any, they should be in there. By reading a couple reviews, I found that there were 5 new rituals in the DSCS, but no word on if they were ...

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What are some alternatives to using miniatures for games that require them?
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Fiery Dragon has a lot of cardboard tokens available that are reasonably priced. Here is a link to their Heroic collection. $60 will get you through the entire Heroic tier. They are also available ...

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Is extra damage from free actions maximized with a critial hit?
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No, Extra damage is generally not maximized, from DDI: Extra Damage: Magic weapons and implements, as well as high crit weapons, can increase the damage you deal when you score a critical hit. If ...

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How does an Invoker with Hand of Fury interact with summons and persistent dailies?
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Interesting question! Here is my interpretation. When you miss all targets with a daily invoker power When, and how often does this trigger is key. I believe this can only trigger when the power ...

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Does Rain of Steel still work if you're blind?
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Yes, Rain of steel would still affect your opponents for the reason you stated. The condition Blinded does not prevent Opportunity Attacks. Don't try to literally interpret the names of the ...

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Inventory: How can you carry adequate equipment without bringing a caravan?
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There is always room in the Bag of Holding! If you don't have one, I've found that most people will not stop to think about exactly what you are carrying on your cart. The capacity of one cart is at ...

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