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More of a computer RPGer than a tabletop player ... my tabletop experience is from prior decades. I visit the site more from topical interest than anything else these days.


Jun
8
awarded  Civic Duty
Jun
8
revised Can a sniper be built in D&D 4e?
and I forgot one
Jun
8
suggested approved edit on Can a sniper be built in D&D 4e?
May
19
comment Is there a tool to make custom character sheets?
or Acrobat Pro; you could set up a form in that as well, but it's still a general program and also not free.
May
18
comment I'm building a science fantasy settlement in a harshly extreme environment; how do these guys survive without natural resources?
@Adriano: there may be a purification plant on the surface (maybe the civilization was both above and below ground at one point, but the surface-dwellers were killed off somehow), or the vents may be located in an area where living quarters can't be established. Maybe the planet's ecology changed, and the land-based inhabitants suddenly found themselves on a planet with 90% surface water. Maybe this is a test for an interplanetary colonization effort, and over time, people forgot what the test was.
May
18
revised How do you discourage “player knowledge” as a GM?
fixed spelling and grammar
May
18
suggested approved edit on How do you discourage “player knowledge” as a GM?
May
17
revised How do I alert the rest of the party that a character within the party has stolen a major plot device?
spelling and a missed word
May
17
suggested approved edit on How do I alert the rest of the party that a character within the party has stolen a major plot device?
May
16
revised What does a Thieves Guild turf war look like?
grammatic improvements
May
16
suggested approved edit on What does a Thieves Guild turf war look like?
May
14
comment Where does a thrown weapon land after a missed attack?
not just innocent bystanders, but not-so-innocent ones as well, perhaps? Tight formations vs. loose ones ... is it easier to hit something in a bunch, or is that offset by the fact that you don't have a fixed target as you would with an individual opponent and thus are simply firing into the air?
May
14
awarded  Editor
May
14
revised Where does a thrown weapon land after a missed attack?
corrected spelling and a little punctuation
May
14
suggested approved edit on Where does a thrown weapon land after a missed attack?
May
12
awarded  Suffrage
May
12
comment When and how should I get the players to cut back on their out of character chatter?
We've expanded that idea a little: making it a day rather than just an evening, so that the game starts at, say, 7, but dinner is at 5 and people are welcome at 3 to hang out or play other games or whatever. We get most of our socializing done before gameplay starts ... the only trick is making sure we get started on time (or else we're back to "how do we cut back on OOC chatter?"). Of course, not every group has the time to add a few extra hours for each session ...
May
12
comment Transitioning from GM to Player; or how to recover from GM burnout
Advice isn't always looked at or accepted as positive, even if it's meant that way. If they come to you for help, that's great, but if they don't, it may be difficult to give it to them in a way that ensures they'll make the most of (or even consider) your advice.
May
11
comment How can I encourage my D&D Encounters group to do more role playing?
@Chris: there are exceptions, though few in number. An audience not inclined to participate or unsure as to why a question's being asked may simply wait for you to continue. With a group like that, it might not hurt to seed it with someone who can also role-play a bit. If no one else volunteers, this person can speak up in character, and that might encourage others to do the same.
Apr
7
awarded  Supporter