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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.


Dec
9
comment Good resources for travel times?
Sources for this information, particularly ship-based travel, would be great.
Oct
18
comment Treasure that's hard to put a price on
@Badmike, sorry, that wasn't a literal question ... I was just playing off Sardathrion's reference to an alternate use for coconuts.
Oct
17
comment Treasure that's hard to put a price on
Washed up on shore? Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?
Aug
26
comment If you are chained to a boulder and the boulder falls off a cliff, are you pulled with it?
@Chad, I don't think too many PCs could gnaw off an arm in 1 second ... on the other hand, if the PC has strong enough jaws to bite mostly through, the force on the chain might take care of the rest.
Aug
26
comment How do you compensate your game master?
So do you, as GMs, accept the experience of running a game as compensation?
Jul
1
comment Can you place something living in a bag of holding?
I'm thinking that if it does displace all that water all at once, all kinds of physics fun would result, starting with the arm(s) of the character who just opened the bag ...
Jun
22
comment Does resist all prevent normal damage?
@Iszi: because otherwise combined types of damage would be less effective ... N fire damage would be fully effective against all but those with Resist N fire, while N radiant fire damage would be reduced by those with either Resist N fire or Resist N radiant.
Jun
9
comment What is the best way to play D&D via long distance?
@Curtis - you can't lock a cell, but you can lock a sheet so that only listed people can edit it.
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
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
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.