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I live in Lymington, Hampshire, and work in the Law Courts, which may have made my English slightly pedantic. I realize that Americans and other ex-colonials labour under a disadvantage, and regard it as an holy duty to assist them in speaking (and thinking) clearly.


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comment How to transform a bunch of strangers into a friendly group?
"Five guys who don't know each other..." can be a problem or it can be an important and interesting phase of the campaign, if the DM gets it right. In the latter case, having the players as well as the characters getting to know each other and their various strengths and weaknesses would be a superb addition, and one you won't get often.
Sep
1
comment Catching poisoned arrows
Surely trying to catch an arrow would be harder if you have to avoid catching the (poisoned) tip?
Aug
25
awarded  Custodian
Aug
25
reviewed Reviewed Does a flaming axe's full damage bypass damage reduction?
Aug
25
revised Does a flaming axe's full damage bypass damage reduction?
clarified English
Aug
23
revised How to deal with players that fight villains but are worse than them?
JDR is French, not English. Definitely needs Warhammer tag; had to guess which edition
Aug
22
comment What can I do when I accidentally gave out an overpowered item?
You could even have the good guys offer to keep the staff safe for the party until they are strong enough to look after it themselves. Even if the characters refuse, it is a strong hint.
Aug
14
comment How to begin a role-playing scenario in medias res?
Not sure it's the GM that would be the sticking point: judging by the question, OP would be happy with improvisation. But if the players are not used to/ expecting it, this isn't going to fly.
Aug
14
comment How should a GM deal with players that want to be “too cool”?
One of the few benefits of being a DM is that you get to choose the system and the world: if the other group members don't like it, they can always design their own campaigns. Suggesting that the OP should run a game that he specifically says he dislikes merely to pander to the ego of one of the players is unkind.
Aug
8
comment How exactly do I use a Metamagic Rod?
Any owner can clearly use the rod: the question seems to be about activating it without using in the sense of wielding.
Jul
16
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
16
awarded  Organizer
Jul
16
revised How many cantrips can I cast continuously out of combat?
edited tags
Jul
16
awarded  Mortarboard
Jul
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
15
answered Power player is a problem. Any fix?
Jul
8
answered How do I encourage players to make characters appropriate to the tone and theme of a game?
Jun
27
revised How do I encourage players to make characters appropriate to the tone and theme of a game?
tidied up
Jun
11
revised A game with a combat system based on standard playing cards?
Added explanation
Jun
9
comment Are deckers or technomancers required in a shadowrun group?
Related (possible dupe:) Is it unrealistic not to bring a decker to shadow runs?.