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Feb
25
comment How do I force a party from the Astral Plane?
As a followup adventure, you could have the players trying to win their ship back from the Githyanki, who are using it to mount raids on the Prime...
Feb
25
answered How do I force a party from the Astral Plane?
Feb
25
comment Change Of Heart (Deity)
There is a RAW tag, so this answer seems relevant to that.
Feb
25
comment Playing a loyal character without it being boring
+1 for talking about the issue out-of-character; I've seen whole parties almost fall apart because players didn't think to discuss in-character issues away from the game table.
Feb
24
comment How does rest work?
A related question: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/21461/…
Feb
21
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Feb
21
reviewed Reopen Good alignment on characters facing a vampire
Feb
21
reviewed Leave Closed Being a more “flexible” Dungeon Master
Feb
21
comment Being a more “flexible” Dungeon Master
Also note that fourth edition has some rather strict balance requirements constraining the drop rate of magic items; Your players may have a legitimate concern.
Feb
21
comment Can a player create an AI?
Do full-on AIs of the human-made sort even exist in the Shadowrun universe?
Feb
21
comment What style of campaign works best for a large group?
In my experience, it's more about system than setting. Generally, rules-light systems lend themselves to faster play and less waiting-your-turn; Many other games permit simultaneous turn taking in combat (E.g.: Paranoia 2nd edition) or don't have a traditional turn structure at all (E.g.: Apocalypse world). During what kind of activity did you notice the "slow down and wait" problem was worst?
Feb
20
comment Is it possible to run a simulationist sandbox game?
@Julix The great thing about random content creation in a pencil-and-paper game is that you can freely combine your random content with content you've custom-designed; You can therefore add designed features to a randomly generated location as easily as you can use randomly generated content to fill in the blank sections of a designed dungeon map. If you get the mix right, players won't be able to tell which is which, and you'll be able to save a lot of effort.
Feb
20
reviewed Close How can I quickly come up with random encounters and puzzles?
Feb
20
reviewed Leave Open How I figure what dice I need to attain a certain curve?
Feb
19
comment How do I build interesting dungeons in Pathfinder?
Tied into a few of the points in this answer is the concept of retrocursive location design, which is to say, giving the players reasons to come back to old areas later and ways of making the locations still interesting when they do.
Feb
18
comment Is it possible to run a simulationist sandbox game?
Sounds like you're looking to run Pathfinder as a "hexcrawl." There are a number of games (such as Traveller and the Adventurer Conqueror King System) that support and encourage this style of play, typically by using random content generation to quickly generate content; With a little effort, you might be able to adapt their methods to Pathfinder.
Feb
17
comment How do you deal with metagaming based on die results?
It sounds like your player expects false information on low rolls; It might be worth clarifying to your players whether that assumption is true or not in your campaign.
Feb
14
comment Dealing with Object Damage with Area of Effect spells
As for how settings deal with magic users, this question (rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/8048/…) is a fascinating read - especially the top answer!
Feb
14
comment Dealing with Object Damage with Area of Effect spells
The rules are silent on this, so far as I'm aware. Many GMs ignore gross architectural damage caused by AoE spells as a way of keeping things simple; Me, I tell my players from the get-go that it'll be in full effect. As a consequence, the mages in the party are very, very careful not to cast burning hands indoors...
Feb
14
comment Is there a game that places a similar amount of emphasis on the creation of worlds by player characters as the Myst series?
Oddly enough, I recently discovered that this (unwrittenrpg.com) happened.