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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.


Nov
23
comment How to handle a rules-lawyer player?
Absolutely talk to him outside the game; it's not "possible he thinks he's doing things right", it's quite certain. It may even be that after a talk, you think he was right. But not at the table; if you allow yourself to be overruled, then (beside the break in immersion) at best the other players don't know whether to ask "can I do my Spinning Death Attack or not?" of you or the rules-lawyer, and at worst you have lost control of the story, and have to get his (or the book's) permission to do anything new. Rule 0 is not there just to bolster the DMs ego.
Nov
18
comment How to improvise
+1 for 'ask the players'. It astonishes me that so few GMs are prepared to ask for feedback after a session.
Nov
10
awarded  Revival
Nov
10
answered What's nature like in the Salish-Shidhe territories?
Nov
1
comment Contacts, and how to use them?
Like a lot of NPCs, Contacts start as a short list of skills and (may, with work from player and GM) develop into somebody the players care about, for good or ill. PCs too, come to think of it.
Oct
29
comment How do you get a DM to stop targeting you?
"Don't ever start believing it's your fault" is not good advice at the best of times, particularly when we've only heard one side of the story. And the rest of your answer seems to recognize that: if the rest of the group wants you out because of the way you treated them when you were GM, it probably is your fault, at least partly.
Oct
23
answered Why is the GM usually the driving force in RPG?
Oct
18
revised How do I handle moving to someone's back and attacking in GURPS?
tidied up and improved English
Oct
18
suggested suggested edit on How do I handle moving to someone's back and attacking in GURPS?
Oct
17
comment Cost of 1 cargo provision in 7th sea
Still a flaw somewhere; 600g vs 630g? (would fix, but my rulebooks are in storage).
Oct
14
revised Shooting with drones
SPaG ('clearshight' is an unfortunate error)
Oct
14
suggested suggested edit on Shooting with drones
Oct
11
comment Are the percentile-based Warhammer 40k RPGs suitable for high-level play?
This doesn't seem to me at all system-specific; the 'usually hit, usually parry' problem is widespread, e.g. rpg.stackexchange.com/q/19425/2451
Sep
26
revised Dealing with a player dedicated to enforcing fanatical setting authenticity
Clarified (singular they here is very confusing)
Sep
26
suggested suggested edit on Dealing with a player dedicated to enforcing fanatical setting authenticity
Sep
26
revised Dealing with a player dedicated to enforcing fanatical setting authenticity
altered emphasis after BESWs fair point.
Sep
26
revised Dealing with a player dedicated to enforcing fanatical setting authenticity
added 511 characters in body
Sep
26
answered Dealing with a player dedicated to enforcing fanatical setting authenticity
Sep
17
answered How do you keep PCs from killing each other when 1 or more is evil?
Sep
17
comment How can I make realistic looking potions as handouts
+1 for empty perfume bottles. In theory you could obtain some discards from the young ladies in your life (whether sisters or nieces) but that would not be an easy conversation.