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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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answered Plausible explanation for large number of armed adventurers in fantasy RPG setting?
Apr
10
revised Do critical failures always act as event triggers?
tidied up and improved English
Apr
10
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Feb
25
revised Making magic “magical”
tidied up and improved English
Feb
25
suggested suggested edit on Making magic “magical”
Feb
22
revised What are the 'civilian' jobs of shamans?
tidied up and improved English
Feb
22
suggested suggested edit on What are the 'civilian' jobs of shamans?
Feb
16
revised How rare are magic items in the Old World?
tidied up and improved English
Feb
16
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Feb
15
comment Can magical items exist in a no mana world?
Need some definitions, I feel. The wand of fireballs you brought in no longer works until you find a mana zone, but it still exists. (It may even still be magical, but of course nobody can cast a spell to find out.) Even a +1 sword is normally 'Constant Puissance spell' which doesn't work in no-mana .
Jan
25
answered Excuses for opponents using nonlethal force?
Jan
1
awarded  Excavator
Jan
1
revised Suggestions for decreasing metagaming and increasing player immersion?
sub-edited (worth bumping)
Jan
1
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Dec
25
comment How exactly is the Wyrd Ward spell used?
@javafueled: that is 'the target', which can be whatever your character wants, so long as he is touching it when he casts the spell. The definition of 'a target', also known as 'what counts as a valid target for this spell; this tree I'm touching, the mountain I'm standing on, the entire world under my feet?' is probably not answered in the rulebook. Fortunately it is unlikely to arise until Warhammer is played for money, in which case the lawyers will move in.
Dec
23
answered How exactly is the Wyrd Ward spell used?
Dec
21
comment Realism of Poisoned Weapons
I didn't mention spiders because, besides the difficulty of harvesting, "Spider venom comes in many forms.It can often take a long while to discover the full effects of the bite. Naturalists have pondered this for years; there are even spiders whose bite can cause the place bitten to rot and drop off, sometimes more than a year after it was bitten. As to why spiders do this, the answer is simple. It's because spiders think this is funny, and they don't want you ever to forget them." Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys.
Dec
21
answered Realism of Poisoned Weapons
Dec
20
comment Should I call for an INT check for clever ideas?
I never knew that no other system uses intelligence checks.
Dec
13
comment When should I fudge dice rolls?
Your first paragraph is right, but should be 'if it were an interesting complication'; that is not the situation OP is in. And the second paragraph is also right -for an experienced GM. A newbie may not realize the implications when designing an encounter, and end up with the party facing certain death through no fault of their own -unless the dice are kind.