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Apr
8
answered Using Ghoul Army spell as am Oracle with the Tongues curse
Apr
8
comment How can market price of magic items be calculated from crafting price?
There are exceptions to this. Specifically, items that replicte the effects of spells with experience point components, focus components or expensive material components add a bit more to the market price without necessarily increasing the crafting price by half that - but I've not got my rules here to remember exactly what the changes are that need to be applied.
Apr
8
revised Who actually makes the Magic Books that boost stats?
Corrected spelling, added minor addition to the "learning to read" entry.
Apr
7
reviewed Reviewed How do I learn to become a good GM?
Apr
7
comment How do I learn to become a good GM?
Welcome to the site, @ZakK - Unfortunately, I feel obliged to point out that this isn't currently answering the question "How do I learn to be a good GM?" There's some decent advice here, but if you could tie it more clearly to the OP's question it'd garner a few more upvotes.
Apr
7
reviewed Close How do I survive the first five levels as an erudite?
Apr
3
reviewed Close House rules for making specific components matter for spells, magical and mundane item creation?
Apr
3
comment As a newbie DM, is it OK to borrow plots from MMOs for my game?
I've never had problems with basing settings and adventures on published material. The differences between the PCs and the original's protagonists, changes to the setting caused by the players interfering, and random die rolls tend to make the game diverge enough from the original's plot that everything turns out differently anyway. Those all depend on your playstyle and players, though, so YMMV.
Apr
2
reviewed Reopen Short One-Session Adventures for AD&D 1e?
Apr
2
comment Small ships and interplanetary communications
Keep in mind that a lot of the information in the rulebooks is for equipment player characters are likely to get their hands on; It's entirely possible there are other communications devices commonly used by background NPCs but that wouldn't have a useful place in any in-game situations the game's developers thought about. Also note the philosophy that the rules should only be consulted when an answer based on reasonable assumptions isn't readily forthcoming; Not everyone agrees with how to apply it, but it's useful in a lot of games.
Apr
1
reviewed Reviewed Calculating Hit Points past Level 1
Apr
1
reviewed Reviewed Calculating Hit Points past Level 1
Apr
1
reviewed Leave Open Are there D&D random encounter tables where # monsters encountered is dependent upon party size?
Apr
1
reviewed Leave Closed Help Needed With Probability Math for 2d10
Apr
1
reviewed Leave Closed What are the best computer generators for historical timelines?
Apr
1
revised Looking for game with a specific initiative system
Added clarification about what happens when a character's initiative reaches zero.
Apr
1
answered Looking for game with a specific initiative system
Mar
31
reviewed Leave Open Semi-random name generator
Mar
31
comment Advice for AD&D 1e without miniatures or tiles?
When describing the layout of places, include enough detail that players can make informed decisions; This includes sufficient information for detailed tactical positioning if detailed tactical positioning is something you intend to make an important part of gameplay. I know it might seem obvious, but "level of detail should be proportional to the requirement for detail" is a thing some GMs new to the theatre-of-the-mind style take a while to get the hang of.
Mar
31
comment Slavic AD&D Campaign Setting Resources
Often the trickiest thing with homebrew content of the kind described in this answer is estimating how hard your players will find it and coming up with fair and reasonable experience point rewards for overcoming challenges, but those are skills that can be gained with practice.