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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.


May
20
revised How can I run games in Shadowrun, without going overboard?
formatting
May
20
suggested suggested edit on How can I run games in Shadowrun, without going overboard?
May
20
answered How can I run games in Shadowrun, without going overboard?
May
18
comment How effective would a mech be in a city environment?
+1 for the first sentence. You need to match your forces to the intended objective; to destroy a city entirely, a salvo of tac nukes (or possibly a strategic nuke, matter/antimatter bomb...) is far better than any ground force.
May
13
comment How can I screen new players to make sure they are a good fit for my game?
Like the last point, but the rest seems far too controlling. The players should have (and in the end will have, willy-nilly) as much say in the shape of the campaign as the GM.
May
8
answered How to make GURPS combat fast?
May
8
comment What is an easy to learn and teach combat-focused game set in the Lord of the Rings series?
I think you may have to compromise a bit here. LOTR is lower-magic than any RPG systsem I have ever seen (as in, there are no human, non-villainous magic users), but players tend to like using magic. The reasons for this are interesting, but off-topic; what you will have to decide is how mch magic you want in your universe.
Apr
30
answered In-game rewards for game-related work?
Apr
26
answered Dealing with extreme luck
Apr
13
revised How do new characters get equipment?
tidied up English
Apr
13
suggested suggested edit on How do new characters get equipment?
Apr
11
comment 3 novices, 1 Warhammer Fantasy. How do I make sure my friends don't have a bad first experience?
Though this is all good stuff, I think the emphasis is wrong in your first point. Players (particularly novices) will always do what they're good at rather than what needs doing; if all you have is a nunchaku, everything looks like chaff. The trick is to ensure their actions actually do advance the plot, for example because an NPC is so intimidated by seeing the flail in action that he gives up the vital information the party were supposed to deduce.
Apr
8
answered Rules system for playing out the details of founding and developing a city?
Apr
1
revised Non native speakers and Pen & Paper Role-Playing Games
more fluent English (!)
Apr
1
suggested suggested edit on Non native speakers and Pen & Paper Role-Playing Games
Mar
28
answered Bad/Rash character actions and consequences that don't kill my game
Mar
17
revised What's a good mechanic for rewarding players for keeping their characters happy?
clarity and English
Mar
17
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Mar
17
answered What are some ways to increase melee damage?
Mar
17
comment What are some ways to increase melee damage?
Are you thinking of the Hit Location maneuver (effectively a skill) in C1?