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May
3
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
9
comment What is a good scaling ratio for larger than 5 player character parties?
@SteveC I'd just take that as permission to pick out monsters with their own synergies. :)
Mar
19
comment Chuck Norris player character - can I keep true to the internet meme while still running a balanced game?
As an aside, I find myself needing a GURPS character for a one-shot fantasy adventure, so I'm going to try building Charles of Norris to test out the theory.
Mar
15
comment What is the statistically superior character creation method, twelve 3d6 or six 4d6?
@Pureferret Likely because you get more rolls/tries, and that increases the probability.
Mar
14
comment What is the single most influential book every GM should read?
Decipher's Star Trek Narrator's Guide also has some very good description on GMing in general.
Mar
14
comment Should I announce to the players they are in a skill challenge?
I agree, except for giving them a heads-up on the possible results. Tell them what they're trying to do, but don't give the power-gamers a chance to re-route until it's too late. :)
Mar
14
answered How to handle a 'power-GM'?
Mar
14
answered Chuck Norris player character - can I keep true to the internet meme while still running a balanced game?
Mar
5
comment Is a fumble on a natural 1 an official rule?
@Yandros I skipped over the heavy-math bits - you do the math by calculating the chance of not fumbling over X hits. So, you have a 19/20 chance of not fumbling on a single roll (95%, meaning a 5% fumble chance). On two rolls the odds are 19/20 * 19/20 (90.25%, leaving a roughly 10% fumble chance). The odds level off over time - at twenty rolls, you only have a 35.8486% chance of not fumbling at all (meaning, you have a ~65% chance of fumbling at least once).
Feb
22
comment Is a fumble on a natural 1 an official rule?
+1 for pointing out the evil math. Rolling a 1 on a d20 is a 5% chance. If you get two attacks her round, you now have nearly a 10% chance of a fumble on any given round. By 20th level, it's over 20% - so every fifth round you'll be eating sword.
Feb
18
awarded  Yearling
Feb
16
comment Do players get full XP from encounter if enemies break and run?
The only time I could think I wouldn't give full XP is if you needed something/someone who ran away. (If the goal was to capture Bob The Terrible and you let him get away, for instance).
Feb
7
comment What games exist with a focus on travelling between alternate universes?
Also, even if you don't want/like the Alternate Earths theme, GURPS is well suited for a homegrown alternate universe campaign, since you can plug... well pretty much anything into it.
Nov
10
comment GM confusion: The n-dimensions of Clerics. Or: The nightmare of errata
Whether it's update or errata, it's still annoying to print off the new level and find out that your powers have been whiffed while you weren't looking. :(
Nov
7
comment In D&D 4e What does a letter inside of brackets mean for a hit effect of an attack power?
Another odd case that I had forgotten - Beastmaster Rangers have powers that use [B] instead of [W] - those refer to the beast's damage figure. Pretty sure there's no other letters at work beyond that.
Nov
7
comment When do you reach a 'milestone'?
I believe there's some caveats that a DM can rule that particularly easy encounters don't count towards a milestone (or contrarywise, a particularly hard encounter can count as it's own milestone), but both options seemed a bit.. weaselly to me (as in, you probably should just fix your encounter difficulties).
Oct
21
answered How many arrows an archer can carry/bring with him
Sep
27
comment Can I play an effective pacifist in D&D 4e?
+1 for Pacifist Cleric. I play it, and you can easily go through a combat without dealing a single point of damage. You buff, heal, and attack enemies by debuffing them (so your allies can hit easily and do extra damage hopefully). The two concerns are: you are shorting the party a damage-dealer, so the party has to make up that aspect. And it's not the flashy style of play, so some players find it very boring.
Sep
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
23
answered How can I cut short a doomed fight?