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A SQL Server DBA that dabbles in Python, Linux, and math. On the rare occassions I have time, I play Go.


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reviewed Leave Open How can I assassinate someone and make it look like an accident?
Aug
26
answered Giving inspiration after a nice night of sleep and good food?
Aug
18
comment How to deal with a character that does not fit my plot?
I go further. In most games I gm, the players have an express guaruntee that their PC will not be killed without their consent (and then heroicly). Of course, other horrible things can and will happen, but they will be able to play that PC until they chose to stop or the game breaks up.
Aug
15
answered How can a GM give treasure to DnD players who overcome challenges without combat?
Aug
13
reviewed Leave Closed How different is D&D since it first came out?
Aug
13
awarded  Custodian
Aug
13
reviewed Reopen How would you handle a D&D 4e Total Party Kill without killing them?
Aug
13
comment How should a GM deal with players that want to be “too cool”?
@JoãoMendes I agree with you. The GM is totally entitled to have fun as well. My point was never to tell the GM to suppress their own desires, but that to the extent it is not disrupting anyone else's fun (including the GM's) it may be best to let him enjoy it. And the GM should know that if they shut down someone's play style, that they will be disrupting that other person's fun.
Aug
12
answered How should a GM deal with players that want to be “too cool”?
Aug
8
comment How far ahead do you plan?
I agree with everything but the very first sentence. I plan out quite far ahead, but only in terms of general concepts, NPCs that will appear, and maybe unique items or interesting locations. In terms of fine details, I plan them out as I go.
Aug
2
comment How to manage creative use of Spell Components?
Yes, mercury is toxic in large doses, and it can build up in a system so you can poison someone over time. That might work. But it is just not a great poison. It is most toxic as a gas, not in its liquid state. Regardless, for some of those remember that the wizard probably carries a tiny amount of these things. Anything that requires a large quantity of anything isn't coming out of a spell component pouch.
Aug
2
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
1
answered How to manage creative use of Spell Components?
Aug
1
awarded  Mortarboard
Aug
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
31
revised How do I prevent my players from hopping on a railroad when I'm not railroading?
added 1 character in body
Jul
31
answered How do I prevent my players from hopping on a railroad when I'm not railroading?
Jul
25
awarded  Custodian
Jul
25
reviewed Leave Open Are there any RPGs that realistically prioritize speed and reach in melee?
Jul
24
awarded  Nice Answer