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Once Upon a time a magical company called MagicDollars (for the sake of brevity for the rest of the answer we will refer to this company by its stock ticker M$) and this company made the most widely used, operating system, internet browser, office productivity suite, and various other products. M$ had this great idea to just integrate all of its software so that they would all work together seamlessly. This would be great for users of this software since this would make doing things like importing a webpage in a Ward processing (because in magicland we have wards instead of words) document, seemlessly and natively.

But this would evidently make the software too good. And we cant have people getting software that is too good. Because then if another company came along with their own version of good software people will be too dumb to install and use that if they have the already integrated versions that were included. So the Neanderthal Union decreed that M$ was using its magical abilities to make things too difficult for smaller developers to create super complex applications that they must give away for free. And said you will no longer make things work together seemlessly.

And instead of extending their middle wand to the NeU and saying fine we shall no longer make software that can be used in the NeU... M$ bowed before the luddites and said ok. So now you can not rename a file from inside of your office productivity suite in Magicland.


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revised Medieval problems in a magical world
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revised Metagaming when there isn't actually anything there?
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answered Metagaming when there isn't actually anything there?
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comment How to improve physical attractiveness of a PC with low Charisma?
@SevenSidedDie - That could be I started with a group that allowed it and so did most of my friends. When 2ed came out we stopped using it anyway. There is also no rule that I know of that allows for altering stats 1-1 but it was a fairly common house rule as well.
Mar
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comment How to improve physical attractiveness of a PC with low Charisma?
In AD&D(v1) - Unearthed Arcana an ability of Comliness was introduced as an optional stat. It almost always was just the place to stick your lowest ability score because it really meant nothing. In campaigns where the DM allowed adjustment of scores (1-1 or 2-1) it was almost always lowered to the lowest number allowed.
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comment How would I simulate the multi stage fitness test?
I guess I am disappointed that this SE has decided that since this is not an easy question to answer we are going to put it on hold. The question is clear. I want to implement a challenge that is a common fitness test, how can I do this in a way that is going to be fun and more than just a series of seemingly endless die rolls.
Jan
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comment How would I simulate the multi stage fitness test?
@GMJoe - I think a good answer would actually explain all of that. The question is how would you perform the tests and come up with a result. I think the answer would present a solution that minimizes the number of actual rolls while giving still a decent result.
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comment Tried all the existing advice, but players still never roleplay fear
We had a house rule that if PC died in combat the group only got half xp for the night.
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reviewed Approve How can I create a megadungeon in a futuristic/post-apocalyptic setting?
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comment Can a lich be controlled by control undead?
I think that some of the defenses you are suggesting the Lich would use would actually go against the spell. Specifically casting teleport or silence to prevent the controller from giving orders and attacking allies when it has been commanded to stop. It will protect its phylactery much like you can not command it to kill itself. You control the lich's actions not its knowledge. A lich will probably cooperate if it is being used as a weapon against others(particularly living creatures) but resist being used as a tool for self advancement.
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answered How can I create a megadungeon in a futuristic/post-apocalyptic setting?
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comment How do you deal with a drunk player who refuses to participate?
@Vorac - You missed the edits and comment threads(now deleted) where it was all explained. The OP put a female player into a position where she would have to consent to sex or fail the mission.
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