Telling Players to Use Dailies Nov22

Telling Players to Use Dailies

I was thinking about something: Our campaign has done away with the 15-minute work-day, mostly because we rarely get more than one combat encounter in per game day. The big reason for this is because the campaign is focused...

Asking for Perception Nov07

Asking for Perception

I don’t know why this bothers me as much as it does, but when a DM asks a player to roll a Perception check, I can’t help but feel they’re doing it wrong. In 4th Edition, you have two ways of viewing the...

Musings on Our Sixth Session

Session 6 was a spectacular session! My closest friend and the best man at my wedding—Jeff Farnsworth—sat in as a guest player and portrayed the role of Artimus, an acquaintance of Rivereye’s. This was...

Do Cover and Concealment Penalties Stack? Jun19

Do Cover and Concealment Penalties Stack?

For example, let’s say a kobold is hiding at the base of a tree; he is concealed by some low branches. Then, 5 squares away, there is a PC with a ranged weapon attacking the kobold—but between him and the...

Monster Death and Conditions Jun01

Monster Death and Co...

If a monster dies, do conditions he places on others go away? As it turns out,...

Running and Difficult Terrain May30

Running and Difficul...

Can you use the run action through difficult terrain? This is one of those question...

A Dark Sun Sandbox

A few weeks ago, I made a colossal DMing mistake—I had the players follow the...

Combat Related Queries Apr30

Combat Related Queri...

A rapid succession of new rules hiccups came up recently, all related to...

Forced Movement and Enemies Apr27

Forced Movement and ...

Yes another fun-filled rules ambiguity! In Dungeons & Dragons, the forced...

Movement Related Queries Apr12

Movement Related Que...

A couple of rules hiccups reared their ugly heads during the last few sessions. We...

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