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Dec
30
comment How can I move a one ton gem out of Undermountain?
@MasonWheeler I can already imagine a fighter wielding a Long Sword +5000 with a one-tone gem imbued into the hilt. Then again this reminds me of an item I came up with for a setting /story - a very powerful sword that is so heavy that it's difficult to lift it off the ground, yet when you try to fight with it it moves as fast and as easy as if it was a rapier.
Sep
28
comment Do I need to spend money on Create Undead every 24 hours?
That's very interesting! Was it the case in 3.5e too?
Sep
21
comment How should one handle tournament jousting?
I vote to close this question, since there can be virtually infinite different answers for this questions, each exactly like and the only difference being on how OP likes them. I think this question needs more rigorous criteria for the answerers to adhere and, to ultimately, be able to more-or-less objectively chose the best answer - meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/5782/…
Aug
10
comment How do I make a socially-optimized character in Dungeon World?
@Max I've slightly modified your question to make the core of it more prominent. Nevertheless it might be a good idea to narrow down what kind of help you're exactly looking for - which stats/skills/perks/else to use? How to play social character in this ruleset? What house rules to make? (note: I know nothing about DW) This might help others give you better answers.
Jul
20
comment What are the objective benefits of using an official character sheet vs writing things down yourself on a piece of paper if you are a new DnD player?
That being said I *highly urge * any new DnD player to start with the default character sheet simply because just by looking at the empty boxes you will know what information you're still missing during character creation and will be easily able to identify and locate necessary boxes during the play.
Jul
20
comment What are the objective benefits of using an official character sheet vs writing things down yourself on a piece of paper if you are a new DnD player?
I disagree with the last parahraph. In the long run most of my players always preferred to write down their characters on a piece of squared paper. It never slowed things down and was actually beneficial - it gave them enough space for additional notes, allowed to space and position things better and they were not obstructed by all the pre-placed boxes and lines.
Jul
7
comment The rules for manyshot/ rapid shot
I'd really like this question to be rewritten because, at least I, required to look at an answer to understand the question. I'd do it myself but my DnD 3.5 knowledge is not as good as it used to be.
Mar
21
comment Player refuses to show up regularly, and when he does, never wants to roleplay
I really doubt the tactic of forcing him to RP is going to do anything good. It's plain and simple difference of expectations - talk about it out of game and don't bother crafting a situation which the player might interpret as deliberate set-up to make him look bad. Considering we can trust the OP in his description of the player, this would be exactly that as GM would know how the problematic person will act. Honestly, talk about it like adults outside the game and don't hesitate to part from the party.
May
23
comment How reliable are dice rolling programs?
I agree with will find dice rollers more random then actual dice which [...] will be flawed but do keep in mind, that it is entirely possible to roll 5 1s in 8 rolls with real dice, which might not be possible in an app, because from my experience at least in video games, it is often desirable for the random number generators to provide a wide spectrum of results which have similar number of repeats.
May
22
comment Have any systems incorporated Avatar: The Last Airbender?
I am pretty sure someone has reskinned DnD 3.5 into Avatar world but can't find a link. I am sure I had the link from this SE though. I'll try to find it later today if no one posts it in the meantime.
May
21
comment How can I strategise IC with the other players when my PC is stupid?
@JackLesnie I disagree, I've always assumed that intelligence is the ability to solve new problems and come with new solutions, wherein wisdom is about knowledge and common sense.
May
15
comment Best answer for people concerned about RPG activities being occult or dangerous?
Please keep in mind that for many people this could be considered as condescending - if I were a parent being genuinely worried for my kid (even if said kid was 40 or so) this answer would not only fail to calm me, but it would also make me feel disappointed and sad. Don't settle for a 'best comeback' if the people you're talking to are worried about you.
May
14
comment Adapting Kafka's The Trial to a scenario
Time for some offtopic Knowledge! A professor from UNAULA has compared "The Trial" with Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" (Kafka was apparently a big fan of Fyodor) and decided that, among other things, the intended order of the chapters should be different - goo.gl/wZRdWp
May
10
comment Creating emotions
+1 for Tranquilstream and Backstabia, I just love creative naming in examples. I'd also note it's not easy to come up with convincing NPCs on the spot, so if you have a recurring NPC (even a shopkeeper) play that well, improve him in-between session and give him character.
May
10
comment How can GMs make their game worlds more inclusive?
If I understand correctly, the last part of your post basically means, that the only truly correct and right campaign is a quest for glory given by a good figure, where good people do good deeds and, should they stray from the path they, are severely punished. I can't find myself agreeing with this at all.
May
9
comment How to Format a DM's Notebook for an Open World Game
I demand answers which actually talk about formatting an offline notebook! You know, this thing where you need to use a pen to write with ink?
May
7
comment Where to find recordings of serious Fate Core campaigns?
I've clarified - I've been thinking about video recordings specifically. Funny that my youtubeing only gave me gazillion of 'how to play' and 'review' videos. My Youtube-fu must be low today.
May
7
comment What good is GP?
+1 for linking to this great article. Someone should make a list of the must-read articles for any RPG player.
May
7
comment Should a new player call out a “bad” GM?
So, is anyone but me getting a Bit Defender warning about Geek Social Fallacies link? (marked as website containing dangeround malware)
Aug
12
comment Why do my players want to be superman in Dresden Files?
But it is also mentioned in the question, that in the previous two campaigns, the players followed similar tropes with their characters which can indicate that they don't realize (or don't want to) expect other things from a game.