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Jul
1
answered How can an epic level cleric survive the first round of melee combat using only SRD?
Jul
1
answered Is summoning undead evil? Why?
May
20
answered What to model the behavior of D&D's chaotic evil Orcs on?
May
17
comment Ending combat: should I “kill” monsters prematurely?
don't forget that monsters are people too (umm...) and morale plays a good part in any fighting force. Once its obvious they're beaten, most units will surrender, retreat or rout. Some say 50% casualty rate means a unit is no longer effective. I think the number to kill before they run depends on the type of unit and their discipline.
Feb
26
comment DM taking away XP from players as a form of punishment
Whatever happened to telling him what kind of game you want to play. If he's experienced (and good) he'll likely understand and will GM some fun games. Its a 2-way experience playing these games. In my day, we used to sometimes play 2 campaigns at a time - serious on a Sunday, and fun on Wednesday. Everyone wins :)
Feb
21
comment Justifications for the existence of cyberpsychosis
and just to emphasise the fact, Google has recently had to tell its users of Glass how to behave in public!
Jan
27
answered Excuses for opponents using nonlethal force?
Jan
27
comment Can Druids tame a dinosaur?
I say, give the Druid a velociraptor as requested.... "I roll 15, a hit", "ok, your 'raptor runs up and gives your target's ankle a nasty nip".. that'll teach them to think movies are any substitute for learning.
Jan
9
comment Techniques for making undead scary again
I like the last bit - reminds me of the Supernatural series, they'd find a ghost, hit it with something iron and it'd dissipate.. but it'd keep coming back until they found its bones and burnt them. The sense of relentlessness can be frightening... or tedious, so be careful to give the players enough clues to deal with the problem.
Nov
28
awarded  Yearling
Oct
21
awarded  Famous Question
Apr
24
comment How do I deal with these crazy PCs?
or if they like sexual harrassment, Macho Women with Guns might be a good, silly, game to play.
Mar
5
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
28
awarded  Yearling
Oct
18
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
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awarded  Good Question
Jul
12
awarded  Popular Question
May
5
comment How do I deal with PCs who use kidnap and torture as an investigative technique?
@D43m0n: if you have problems like that, give away part of the plot... and then change the plot during the week before the next gaming session. Eg. IF you tell the PCs it was the cardinal who did it (because the evil cardinal was doing it), you can rework the plot enough when you have time to think that makes the cardinal be a good guy who was trying to stop it happening, which is why he's so involved in the plot.
Apr
27
answered How do I make weather an important part of the game?
Apr
16
answered Justifications for the existence of cyberpsychosis