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comment How to deal with rude players?
Does he behave this way outside of the game too? When you say you are co-GMing, what's the GM dynamic? (Do you have a GM rotation, and is this guy in it? Are you the assistant to someone who GMs all the time? Something else?)
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comment Machine gun mechanics
What part of multi-fire weapons do you need help with? Machine guns shoot people, like other guns. Do you need assistance working out how to handle shooting several people, or some other part of it?
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comment What did you do for a Tarrasque adventure?
I'm voting to delete, as I believe this question and its answers do not bring any lasting value to our site worth preserving.
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comment Calculating critical hit damage
By "D&D the board game", are you playing D&D, or are you playing a board game? They are not one and the same, though there are D&D-based board games.
Jul
1
comment How do I hint at events outside the scope of the current quest?
"If the players are so apathetic about the current quest they drop it as soon as they hear rumor of anything else, you need more engaging non-overarcing plots." - the problem can often be that they misunderstand the GM's signals, and think what they're being told is actually part of the current quest.
Jun
30
comment Optimized Dex-Based Character vs Spellcasters
You have a stray "I" at the end of your races house rule. Is a part missing?
Jun
29
comment Most expensive magic item at caster levels 3 through to 6 in 3.5e's Core?
I've edited this to go from "what is this for caster level 3, and maybe also up to 6," to just outright ask for all four of those levels. The beset answer will need to answer for all four anyway.
Jun
29
comment How does a “theurge” prestige class mix with another spellcasting prestige class?
I made an edit that I think clarifies point 3, please ensure the wording I chose is accurate for your question.
Jun
29
comment How to do mystery based storytelling in Fate?
How has some of this worked out in play? I presume the players were quite OK dealing with a mystery they knew about but their characters didn't. This sounds like an exciting and excellent solution, and like you have experience doing this. On principle, we should probably be demonstrating that yeah, this has definitely been tried and worked well, so that we can separate the answers of "do this, it worked" from the answers of "do this, I've never tried it or even done anything like this but I'm sure it'll work" - and I'd be more comfortable upvoting this if it mentioned experience and success.
Jun
29
comment How to do mystery based storytelling in Fate?
Related to that 'Discover' action you brought up is this response from Fred Hicks on how it's already covered in the system.
Jun
28
comment How do I hint at events outside the scope of the current quest?
This seems less relevant for the entire party deciding "okay, let's go investigate that strange and gloomy land with our swords."
Jun
27
comment How do I handle offended players as GM?
I agree with SSD. There is some decent insight here, but the condescending tone you bring to the first paragraph - every part of it - spoils its delivery. I'd like to see how this answer stands after that has been revised.
Jun
26
comment My players are one-hitting everything in The Dragon's Demand. How do I toughen up the opposition?
Hero points, honor points, unchained, and mythic tiers are all described on d20pfsrd.
Jun
24
comment How should I go about stabbing my friend in the back?
Related: Can party betrayal be done successfully?
Jun
22
comment Bad match with a gaming group, how to leave?
You may want to include some more guidance on "be as honest as you can" - to some, that means "disclose everything." Some people may not deliver or receive that well.
Jun
22
comment Does Pathfinder have a spell of desirability?
"So whatever the spell is cast on should be..." - I think you mean to use different words here, since if they already desire it, isn't the spell a bit pointless?
Jun
21
comment Taking a level in Airship Pilot instead of level 3 Rogue
The detail you're going into seems odd. "This class is 3.0" - you say they should bear this in mind, but what about that is significant (beyond needing to convert one skill)? You express caution, but don't say why it might be needed. "Predict Weather" - Why is this a problem? What do the words "legitimacy of this class as a balancing mechanism" actually mean? (I know those words and phrases, but not in this combination.) "Awaken Airship" - Of course it's strange, but you could probably just provide a warning that an antagonistic DM will screw with you and leave it at that.
Jun
19
comment Are there any good, free introductory Dungeon World adventures for a DM used to D&D?
"This does not exist" is sort of a non-answer; it's okay to leave questions unanswered. If you can prove it, that's passable. • "This doesn't and won't exist, because what you ask for is fundamentally incompatible with Dungeon World", if such a strong assertion is strongly and soundly supported by experience and expertise (and proof that yeah, it doesn't really exist), can make a suitable frame challenge. If it can also state "... but since you're looking for supportive adventures for new people, use {more suitable introductory product} instead" that would be extremely helpful.
Jun
19
comment Is an arrow destroyed when used successfully as an improvised melee weapon?
If someone has actually studied medieval archery, including arrow composition, durability and re-use, let them speak up with citations. The rest of us are best-guessing based on mundane modern materials and fabrication techniques and equipment. What little backup I could actually find on the googles for this shows that there's simply an enormous disconnect between D&D archery and real archery - and some vague stuff about how arrows did get collected and some vague stuff about having to be repaired.
Jun
18
comment Is there a working online random adventure generator for D&D 3.5e?
Voting to close this as duplicate of the newer one. Not usually what I'd do, but considering we're making online tool recommendations, more recent is probably = more reliable.