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Kevin O’Shea is an aspiring writer and shameless fanboy. He is the creator and co-host of the Made of Fail podcast. Current obsessions include Warcraft, 90s Bipolar Rock, and classic Space Operas. He’d love to talk more, but he parked his TARDIS on a meter.


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comment To document house rules, or no?
I'd disagree with this approach for an established setting. If players aren't aware of house rules already in effect, not telling them will only serve to harm the group experience. If you roll a character with the express purpose of being able to, say, be a pole-arm fighter, and there's a secret house rule about pole-arms being nonexistant in the world, you need to know this. Unless the system depends on the players not knowing the rules, they should always be available for perusal.
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accepted Custom Race Creation for D&D 4e
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comment What is a macguffin?
"It might be a Scottish name, taken from a story about two men in a train. One man says 'What's that package up there in the baggage rack?', and the other answers 'Oh that's a McGuffin'. The first one asks 'What's a McGuffin?'. 'Well', the other man says, 'It's an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands'. The first man says 'But there are no lions in the Scottish Highlands', and the other one answers 'Well, then that's no McGuffin!'." - Alfred Hitchcock