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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.


Apr
29
suggested approved edit on Defending a house against demons
Apr
29
comment How can I be more descriptive about actions and events in my game?
Are you sure about 'lead in with the most important and notable aspects'. even when no immediate action is required? I find if you say "you see a swamp; there is the sound of something moving in it" your carefully prepared description of the sounds and smells will be ignored or missed out entirely as the players ask "Wait, is it big or small? Coming towards us?" Better to have the sentence they will react to at the end of the description.
Apr
19
comment Plausible explanation for large number of armed adventurers in fantasy RPG setting?
Mercenaries have military discipline, take orders from their employer, and get paid regularly; adventurers do not. And the Gurkhas are regular soldiers not mercenaries, as the agreements that regulate their continued presence in the British Army explicitly spell out.
Apr
18
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
suggested approved edit on Do critical failures always act as event triggers?
Feb
25
revised Making magic “magical”
tidied up and improved English
Feb
25
suggested approved edit on Making magic “magical”
Feb
22
revised What are the 'civilian' jobs of shamans?
tidied up and improved English
Feb
22
suggested approved 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
suggested approved edit on How rare are magic items in the Old World?
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
suggested approved edit on Suggestions for decreasing metagaming and increasing player immersion?
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