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answered How do characters enter the Shadows?
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answered What kind of missions would appeal to a tech heavy party in Shadowrun?
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comment Combat rules for large battles
Played a game with this. It turned out alright. It went fast, for one. But rule-tweaks are required: Territories don't have to have unit occupying them, a limit for troop movement per round, and getting rid of endless rolling conquest. I also added routing and some rules for defensive fortifications. I'd stress that, since the players don't get to use their characters, this portion of the game be kept to a minimum. Quick army-sized combat is the name of the game.
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comment How can I reward a character that doesn't want magic items?
Actually, you don't need 50 spears. You just need 4 guys with spears to rival a +2 spear. And maybe power attack. Four guys to pass the 10 DC, on average, twice for "aid another". That gives you +4 to attack, which if you power attack for 2 points, is equivalent to attacking with a +2 spear. It's more versatile, as they can switch between aiding you or defending you, but it's more vulnerable to area attacks. Also, it's a little easier to kill your followers than to sunder the +2 spear.
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comment Combat rules for large battles
Well that's nice and all, but what if you have unequal qualities of armies? Say, peasant militia vs gnolls? How would we balance that?. Fyi, giving the attackers d8's instead of d6's give them a kill ratio of about 3:1.
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comment Running a Counter-Strike style Shadowrun?
If you're going to be playing online with friends, why not just play counter-strike? Or a suitable Shadowrun-like video game? Say, Monaco? Pen and paper shines as a social event, a way to tell a story, and an amazingly versatile exception handler (you). It's not the best medium for online death-matches.
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answered Running a Counter-Strike style Shadowrun?
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answered How can I make my adventures more bard-inclusive?
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comment How do I design a Christmas-themed horror adventure?
Came here to make sure Krampus was remembered. I'm not disappointed.
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comment What is a good way to handle a multi-plane adventure?
Changing fundamental physical constants you say? Perhaps the speed of light?. "Alright everyone, roll your initiative and adjust for your current velocity."
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comment Needing a Plan to Win
You convince the group that you'd all rather be playing Paranoia.
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answered How do you handle (critical) glitches if both parties have one?