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Sep
11
comment Difference in basing damage on degree of success compared to a separate roll
@Extrakun: It is very tangential indeed but in a nut shell: everything! ^_~ It take way too long to run, mostly result in victory in the first boxing round due to fumble/critical, the damage inflicted is just wrong, and the flow of the fight is rarely right. This is generally because of the short combat round most game uses, lack of knowledge of trauma, and the failure to graspe statistics form the designers. Try to read the above with an open mind instead of going for the flame thrower... Thank you.
Sep
11
comment Difference in basing damage on degree of success compared to a separate roll
Either works fine, althoug a mix might be better: degrees of success add to the damage roll. Do remeber that the more dice you roll, the slower combat becomes. However, a good test of a combat system is to model a boxing match. I got for Thai boxing myself. A vast majority of systems fail abyssimally at this simple test.
Aug
20
comment Incorporating smell, taste, and weather underwater
@cartomancer: Yes, I can see that... I was just wondering if those would not be best answered separately. Maybe not. ^_~
Aug
19
comment Incorporating smell, taste, and weather underwater
Isn't this three questions?...
Aug
17
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
comment How to deal with a player missing the first session of a campaign
@mxyzplk: No only does this make the player feel special but it makes your life as a GM easier... Win-win.
Aug
16
answered How to deal with a player missing the first session of a campaign
Aug
12
comment Which published scenarios use Cthulhu himself?
Kill Cthulhu with a ship.... Really? Kill? Not even close. At the end of The Call Of Cthulhu, Cthulhu is sleeping again. The stars were not quiet right. He is hardly dead.
Aug
10
comment Out-Of-Control Characters
+1 Harsh but fair. I would talk to them first but if they persisted, the boot is the right solution. Life is too short to wast.
Aug
9
answered Why do my players want to be superman in Dresden Files?
Aug
8
comment Vampire Discipline to disbelieve in sunlight, stakes, etc?
@Flamma There is a difference between grossly overpowered with no limits whatsoever (which disbelieving in anything and having it no longer affect you is) and having a powerful ability. This power reads to me like X can do whatever X wants. If that rocks your boat, good for you. I find it tedious, uninteresting, and quiet frankly a little pathetic.
Aug
7
comment Manage a player character suffering amnesia?
+1 overall. Wikipedia should be treated in the same way as "Dude down the pub told me..." However, it is not a bad starting point.
Aug
7
comment Manage a player character suffering amnesia?
Whatever you do, read up on real life amnesia and do not make a cheap stereotype of it in your game. Because doing so does a disservice to your player and reality is often stranger than fiction. Depending on what sort of amnesia the character has, their skills/talents/profiles will be differently affected.
Aug
7
comment Vampire Discipline to disbelieve in sunlight, stakes, etc?
Wow, talk about an over powered game breaking ability...
Aug
5
comment How can I make things easier on my dyslexic and high-functioning autistic players?
Second, you seem to have two questions here: one about dyslexic players and the second about autistic players. I would split them up. Also, it is clear that you have thought about the problem and came up with solutions already. So, what are you looking for? Advice? Tackle a specific problem (if so what)? Pit falls?... To my eyes, it is slightly unclear what you are asking for.
Aug
5
comment How can I make things easier on my dyslexic and high-functioning autistic players?
First and foremost: kudos for running a games for those two players.
Aug
1
answered Underground as an engaging environment?
Jul
26
comment How to roleplay the Tengu (D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder race)?
How about reading about Tengu in Japanese mythical lore?...
Jul
26
answered How do I become a merchant prince?