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Feb
28
comment How can I give strong weapons to enemies without the players looting them?
@Golokopitenko, who said anything about enforcing imperial law? If another RT finds out that you've got a super powerful weapon that threatens their dominion, that's enough reason to take it by force.
Oct
8
comment How can I run a combat on a small sphere?
@okeefe, done.
Oct
8
answered How can I run a combat on a small sphere?
Oct
7
comment How can I run a combat on a small sphere?
buy a soccer ball, add velcro
Jun
5
awarded  Yearling
Jun
5
awarded  Nice Answer
May
21
awarded  Commentator
May
21
awarded  Teacher
May
21
answered In D&D, A PC became king. How do I keep him in check?
Mar
12
comment Dealing with skill rerolls by several players
Along with that, sometimes rolling poorly can adversely affect the situation for the subsequent players. With the door bashing situation: a poor roll might alert a guard, splinter the door in a way that makes it harder to break through, trigger a trap, or anything else.
Feb
24
comment How do I kidnap my characters without bending the rules?
Have you never seen star wars? Trap them in a big net. Doesn't matter if they've got the force, they can still get caught in a net.
Feb
11
comment Please stop giving the town sheriff a noogie!
If your players are having a hard time determining what sorts of actions may be taken with NPCs, it's your job as a GM to provide better characterization for the NPCs. Not knowing that the sheriff is built like a mountain troll and has the temperament of an angry hornet would provide enough leeway for the players to make mistakes out of ignorance, such as trying to pants the fellow that could as easily decapitate them as shake their hand.
Oct
25
comment How to deal with players who like to use the local authorities to solve their problems
Ever heard of "police brutality"? It wasn't invented in the 20th century. Most of the time you should play along with his idea and have the guards help, but once in a while it might make sense for the guard to be a bit corrupt.
Dec
14
awarded  Supporter
Sep
23
comment Pre-modern farming: What percent of the population is in agriculture?
ted.com/talks/… is what i thought of, but you'd have to check census data from that era to know.
Sep
23
comment Pre-modern farming: What percent of the population is in agriculture?
Also remember that, in much of human history, famine was very common. It's why we're so darn good at putting on pounds, and why it's damn near impossible to get rid of them. Given high unemployment rates, you'd probably be able to assume that there are 10% more under-nourished unemployed individuals, so it's likely that there would be 190 individuals living off of land that can support 180.
Sep
23
comment Pre-modern farming: What percent of the population is in agriculture?
Actually the family would more likely be 6+, average family size was significantly larger due to the average life expectancy being significantly smaller.
Sep
23
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