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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.


Aug
23
comment Improving combat when playing on IRC
Further point: a player who misses his combat turn due to realworld influences is (unintentionally) roleplaying an easily distracted or absent-minded character. Just like in real life, this is occasionally amusing or endearing, mostly mildly annoying, and sometimes fatal to the character or those around him. (OK, the last not so often in real life, fortunately for me.)
Aug
23
comment Improving combat when playing on IRC
@Flamma: philosophically better but mechanically worse, in that the group then has to implement a 'player-turn' that nobody knows or cares much about.
Jul
22
answered How can I fool my players into being pawns for the villain?
Jul
17
comment Awarding Experience for out-of-game activities, bias towards players with more time, how to fix?
The last words of the question are 'while still keeping the incentive'. That you don't like the idea doesn't change it.
Jul
17
comment Awarding Experience for out-of-game activities, bias towards players with more time, how to fix?
In what way is this an answer to the question asked?
Jul
16
revised Last-minute system-related second thoughts before starting a game
sub edited
Jul
16
revised D&D 3.5E Campaign that supports a large number of PC players
Characters may be dwarves, players aren't.
Jul
16
suggested suggested edit on D&D 3.5E Campaign that supports a large number of PC players
Jul
16
suggested suggested edit on Last-minute system-related second thoughts before starting a game
Jul
11
comment How to make players carry a bomb and not know anything about it
@Christian: That is so perfect an Evil Shadowrun Scheme that before sitting down to game with you I would insist on examining your head for a datajack.
Jul
10
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
9
answered How to make players carry a bomb and not know anything about it
Jul
2
revised How can I organize my counter collection?
new point
Jul
1
answered How can I organize my counter collection?
Jun
30
comment Repurposing magic items in crafting
@KRyan: I think that comment could be a good answer. The DM may decide that the +1 sword you found only requires a few days' work to turn it into a +2 cheaply: or he may rule that having a +1 sword is the minimum necessary to start with, and the crafting will be full cost; or (likely) somewhere in between, depending on the needs of the campaign.
Jun
27
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
23
revised How do I discourage or work with “nuke it from orbit” solutions?
clarified/English
Jun
23
suggested suggested edit on How do I discourage or work with “nuke it from orbit” solutions?
Jun
22
revised What is the best RPG system for realistic combat?
typos