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Feb
21
comment Can a PC use his Charisma to influence other PCs in D&D 3.5?
@RobertF Specifically, it's self-defeating to try and control other players this way. Because in the end, no rule will prevent them from just getting up and leaving.
Feb
21
answered Can a PC use his Charisma to influence other PCs in D&D 3.5?
Feb
18
awarded  Yearling
Feb
10
asked I'm running a Pathfinder adventure using 3.5E rules - what should I watch out for?
Feb
4
answered How to make a countdown?
Feb
3
comment Dealing with players smarter than me?
@TimothyAWiseman I don't know if there's a practical difference between making up your own variant and cribbing from a different creature (other than it's easier for a new DM to change a name than create a creature from scratch). But the key point remains that the easiest way to deal with a player who memorized the rulebook is to change it. :)
Jan
30
answered Dealing with players smarter than me?
Jan
30
answered Good campaigns for a small group?
Jan
14
answered How do I handle a group that does not understand the 'assumption rule'?
Jan
14
comment How do I handle a group that does not understand the 'assumption rule'?
Aside: if they're never using the rulebook, are they really playing D&D? To my ears it sounds like they're playing a homebrew that just steals liberally from D&D (which would justify the "nothing in the rulebook counts" attitude). But in your place I'd ditch too. Triple-especially since you're already in other groups, so it's not a "this or nuttin" situation.
Oct
7
comment What GM tasks can be delegated to players to speed up encounters?
+1 for the rules piece - there's almost always one rules lawyer at the table (usually me), and why not have them working for you? :)
Oct
4
comment Can we add trains in D&D without breaking the world
If you're adding trains at the beginning of a campaign, you wouldn't even need to change the economy from RAW - those numbers just become the "after" (and presumably stuff was more expensive in the before-times)
Sep
28
comment How do I roleplay an intelligent character?
@Yandros That could be a mismatch of expectations, though - just because PCs are supermodel astrophysicists doesn't mean the players will enjoy solving physics equations while showing off this season's new swimwear. ;)
Sep
27
comment How do I roleplay an intelligent character?
@Yandros The flip side of that is you can end up punishing a player for not being as smart as his character. (to use the classic example, you don't force the fighter's player to carry 200 lbs before he can use his high STRENGTH)
Jul
31
answered Differing Starting Points Levels
Jul
31
comment Differing Starting Points Levels
Even with adapting, I'd be hardpressed not to pick 250 - you can plan for a lot of contingencies with an extra 100 points.
Jul
19
comment How do I handle lengthy (days+) actions without slowing the game
It sounds like there's two questions here - how do you handle crafting in time-sensitive adventures vs. what do the other players do while the Magical Widget is being crafted.
Jul
19
answered How should GM deal with 'standing orders'?
Jul
10
comment What alternatives are there for replacing the D&D memorize and forget magic rules
+1 for pointing out that there are a lot of classes that do get spontaneous casting. There's even a couple on the divine side to replace Cleric (Favoured Soul and Healer)
Jun
20
comment What are the most important errata for a new D&D 4E group?
It's been a while since I've looked at the 4E stuff, but they should be keeping their errata up to date. (Not sure if you can download entire books though.) Best of luck!