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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.


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
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.
Dec
13
comment Does Light create a point source light or does it make the whole target glow?
Would earth, luminous or otherwise, actually stick to a character? My characters prefer flour.
Dec
6
revised Is it wrong to ask a player to justify their character's actions?
tidied up and improved English
Dec
6
suggested approved edit on Is it wrong to ask a player to justify their character's actions?
Nov
27
comment How to handle a rules-lawyer player?
I'm not sure I agree that rolling dice breaks immersion; depends how it's done. But I meant during the session; other players waiting during the discussion is bad no matter what conclusion you reach. And announcing at the start of next session that you are playing rule X differently from now on is much better than changing mid-game.
Nov
23
revised How to handle a rules-lawyer player?
Tidied uP (hostility should be reduced, not spread)
Nov
23
suggested approved edit on How to handle a rules-lawyer player?
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?