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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
Apr
15
comment How to deal effectively with a player unable to lose?
#3... is he really a jerk? or is it you who's an asshole, giving him too a hard time in arbitrary ways? The problem could be the way you're GMing.
Apr
15
comment Can magic items that deal fire damage function underwater?
I always wondered, why create steam and not a bubble of boiling water?!
Apr
13
answered I'm at a loss with “Dungeons and Dragons.” How does one play it, anyway?
Apr
12
answered How can I make BRP less variable?
Apr
10
answered What monsters can be interesting as PCs?
Apr
7
awarded  Peer Pressure
Apr
5
answered How do I get my PCs to not be a bunch of murderous cretins?
Apr
4
answered What to do when you seem like you do not fit in with a group?
Apr
4
answered What are ways player characters could awake an ancient evil?
Apr
3
answered Where's my share of the loot?
Apr
3
comment Witch - Octopus Familiar
and there's no reason you can't take a normal octopus and have it mutate to fit the witch's character, so it'd become an air-breathing, shrivelled monster.... just like its mistress :) I still wouldn't let it fly, jump for short distances perhaps.
Apr
3
comment Witch - Octopus Familiar
actually octopi can move remarkably well on land. I've seen a video of an octopus 'running' from a predator across a rocky beach and boy did it shift its arse! They are evolved to live in places like rock pools, so are quite at home 'holding its breath' while it hops from pool to pool looking for shellfish to eat. I've heard reports of octopi surviving for an hour out of their tanks.
Apr
2
answered What happens to you after you die in D&D 3.5?
Apr
2
comment What happens to you after you die in D&D 3.5?
How people react to the possibility of an afterlife... just look to history for examples. People were happy to die back then, as they "knew" there was a saviour or a heaven. We've lost this faith in modern times (as we only know how much the latest shiny toy costs, Muslim terrorists excluded), but sacrificing yourself in battle or execution happened far too often. Google Forlorn Hope or Martyr for examples.
Apr
2
comment What happens to you after you die in D&D 3.5?
hmm. very interesting, but I suppose that you could say that the dead go to wherever the dead go (some super-afterlife perhaps) and what the 'gods' get is a lump of the energy said souls used to use to animate themselves. This means the gods the characters know are really just powerful beings, and that the dead are not the actual dead people. On the other hand, we have had the dead actually inhabit an afterworld - think of Orpheus travelling down to the underworld to rescue Eurydice.
Apr
2
comment Any tips for two-weapon training in LARP?
My advice is to always use technique 2: pull your blow. I learn to fight with metal re-enactment weapons.. you don't have the luxury of 'soft hits' or 'whipping'. And no, thrusting was not allowed unless it was 'off-centre' - never poke someone, thrust at them with your weapon held at an angle. I'd never thrust dead-on at anyone even with a soft weapon.
Apr
2
answered When is a shield wall a viable tactic?