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Aug
27
comment How should I run a cottage industry in space?
Do the T5 rules make any mention of how long it takes fabricators to produce a given quantity of goods? I've got horrible visions of players manufacturing 10 MCr worth of armour in half an hour, and paying off their full mortgage before they leave port...
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
25
reviewed Leave Closed Is there any good 1 session D&D stories for beginners?
Aug
25
comment How do people swear in Eclipse Phase?
This answer is relevant, but it's worth mentioning that Eclipse Phase is set near enough in the future that most modern languages haven't actually undergone that much drift; As a result, this answer is more about cultural differences than idomatic ones.
Aug
25
comment How do people swear in Eclipse Phase?
+1. Most swearwords in common use have gradually grown divorced from the social taboos that originally caused them to be considered offensive. Many swearwords are now only offensive because they've been used as swearwords for so long; The actual taboos they used to violate are long gone, or at least a lot weaker than they were back when the word became verboten. (The "Euphemism Treadmill" is a related concept.)
Aug
25
comment What are reasonable additional statistics for modern and futuristic weapons?
I don't know whether to upvote or downvote this. Pathfinder's rules are a good go-to solution to the problem - but this answer ignores the "Based solely on the the weapons' statistics and abilities (not what they represent)" requirement specified in the OP.
Aug
25
comment Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM
+1 to this. Also, setting mistakes are generally easy to fix. If the setting really is that complex, chances are a lot of that complexity manifests itself in background details that only rarely come up, and which can be safely retconned into a campaign without any effect on the established details of your game. Anything else can just be worked out with the players as needed.
Aug
22
comment How can I structure XP rewards to favor problem resolution over smashing bad guys?
Raised skeletons are not summoned creatures in most editions, and are worth experience points. That being said, making it clear that the encounter is a puzzle isn't a bad idea.
Aug
21
reviewed Leave Open How do I figure out the alignment of a morally ambiguous character?
Aug
21
revised Should I leave this group or recover it?
Corrected grammar.
Aug
20
comment How can I deal with character classes and builds so specific they don't fit in with the group?
+1. It's not that these characters don't fit the world setting, it's that they don't fit this particular campaign that uses that setting.
Aug
20
comment How to handle a Summoner with his Eidolon having too much “stage time”?
@IlmariKaronen That's a bit like saying it's unfair that the wizard character gets to cast spells and the fighter doesn't. Summoning is kind of a summoner's thing.
Aug
20
comment What is the difference between “ghosts” and “spirits of the dead” in Pathfinder?
@Sabotenderizer That should probably be a separate question.
Aug
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
15
reviewed Reviewed Power Critical. I need an explanation
Aug
15
reviewed Close Optimizing the single target blast
Aug
13
reviewed Reviewed How much greed is too much for a Chaotic Neutral character?
Aug
12
reviewed Leave Open For seasoned 3.X players and DMs, what is the “what's new” summary for 5e?
Aug
12
comment Is this the way that “Control Weather” is supposed to function?
@JoshuaUtterback You might want to explain that "spells are my tools for solving puzzles, but I need to know what these tools do to be able to approach puzzles in a not-totally-random manner" thing to your GM. He might be under the impression that your character has some ability to tackle problems outside of your spells, and that's not very well supported by the game you're playing.
Aug
12
comment Are there any systems similar to Pathfinder's Kingmaker that are more complex and realistic?
The "Domains at War" book for ACKS may also be relevant to this, if your players ever want to lead their realms to war.