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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.


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.
Sep
12
comment Is is unrealistic not to bring a decker / hacker to shadow runs?
An NPC decker can get the result "OK, I've bought you fifteen minutes but then the guards will start noticing" rather than "Nope, too tough, try next week" or "Good rolls; the security system is out of action till Tuesday".
Sep
10
awarded  Yearling
Aug
23
comment What would a player character need to better eat live animals raw?
And people say our schools don't teach anything useful these days.
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