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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
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
suggested suggested edit on What's a good mechanic for rewarding players for keeping their characters happy?
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?
Mar
9
answered How to handle wealthy player characters as a GM?
Mar
9
comment Methods for round-robin style DM'ing in AD&D?
1- IMO, it's always worth temporarily retiring the GMs character if at all possible (maybe incapacited by illness). It's very difficult not to subconsciously favour your character; even more difficult not to be thought to do so.
Mar
1
comment Is It OK To Sic Assassins On My PCs?
For any society to work, there must be limits on what assassins can do. "If they could wear any clothes, any disguise, then what could anyone do but spend all day sitting in a small room with a loaded crossbow pointed at the door?" T. Pratchett, Night Watch.
Mar
1
revised What's a good mechanic for rewarding players for keeping their characters happy?
clarity and English
Mar
1
suggested suggested edit on What's a good mechanic for rewarding players for keeping their characters happy?
Feb
26
comment Problems Regarding a Mary-Sue type Player Character
Not every character (in RPGs or RL) actually has a dark secret they wish to keep from the world at all costs. This may make it harder for the GM; but such is life.