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Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est aetas hominis, nisi ea memoria rerum veterum cum superiorum aetate contexitur? -- Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43BC)


Dec
5
comment Bad group, how to leave?
Why is this not more upvoted?... Terse, information, and 100% right.
Dec
5
comment Bad group, how to leave?
-1. Email is generally a terrible way to communicate as you are missing all the body language and intonation cues. Not that I really object to the email/impersonal part not anything else you say which is a good answer.
Dec
3
comment How to tell your players about the setting without make them read?
+1 That said, it sounds like really what it is, is that your players don't want to read. If you've got like 5 or less pages of setting and they don't want to read it, maybe they're not really interested in playing this particular game.
Nov
28
comment Are there any established “best practices” for teams of GMs creating campaign content?
It maybe a good idea to ask this (or a slightly modified question) on writer as well. You might get better answers as to collaborative fiction.
Nov
21
comment What do I do when some players can't show up consistently?
+1, good answer seeking assertiveness.
Nov
21
comment What do I do when some players can't show up consistently?
+1, harsh but fair.
Nov
20
comment How does a dragon accumulate a hoard?
This is a meaningless question unless you have a setting in mind. If you have no setting in mind, then the only right answer is anyway the writer wants it to happen.
Nov
20
comment Two Handed weapons for Trolls
What about two-handed weapons for obsidimen?
Nov
20
comment Two Handed weapons for Trolls
You could ask another question as to how to create such weapons in-system.
Nov
8
comment What RPGs that don't have randomization mechanisms exist?
I run systemless games that fit the randomness aspect but there is no system as such (as the name implies) so I am unsure if this would fit or not...
Nov
7
comment How can I speed up combat with a large number of enemies?
@PaulMarshall: I did mean median, fat finger syndrome.
Nov
4
comment Contacts, and how to use them?
-1. This is just a url, subject to link rot. Could you summarise what it says here?
Oct
28
comment First time ever playing soon, advice?
@LitheOhm: I'd avoid the word wench though...
Oct
28
comment How do I implement freeform magic on a system?
This is indeed what I was referring to as cost: something arbitrary that the GM and/or other player(s) can inflict on the magic user. "Reality" in M:TA is utterly broken and most if not all of Lila was misunderstood.
Oct
15
comment How to roleplay a PC torture scene
.. And putting the bounty where my mouth was. +100 indeed. ^_~
Oct
14
comment How to roleplay a PC torture scene
@Vorac: Besides, scientific method for the win! ^_~
Oct
14
comment How to roleplay a PC torture scene
@Vorac: There are nine answers, about forty votes, and yet no one but yourself mentioned researching torture. I have seen too much rubbish about it. For example, looking at boobies was defined as torture -- no really... Actually researching what torture entails and why/how it works for some situations is worthwhile. How explicit one depict it in a particular game is clearly part of the contract of the game: use with caution! Just like rape, gore, fear, racism, yadda.
Oct
11
comment How to roleplay a PC torture scene
+100 for "research the topic".
Oct
8
comment Music during game or not?
@GMJoe: Myst, Riven, and Longest Journey are all well worth having. Many games have brilliant soundtracks.
Sep
27
comment A player feels there is no character progression
What does the player define "character progression" as? Without knowing that, there's little you can do.