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Lapsed Catholic. Luddite Geek. Shy Chatterbox. A mass of contradictions wrapped in an open enigma.

Some days, I really regret making http://stackoverflow.com/a/3638034/14250 a comm. wiki question. Then I get back to helping people solve problems rather than trying to help myself score rep. (Man, but 370 upvotes. Three. Hundred. And. Seventy.)


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
13
comment When should I fudge dice rolls?
"I've set up the end of the world based on a dice roll, and now am slightly concerned about that." The problem is not in your stars, but in yourself.
Jul
3
comment One-off simple game with little to no character creation?
@evilcandybag Sure, but you normally have 2 key players in any turn, maybe three at a push. The others can contribute with ideas, but quieter players can also end up sidelined and checking their phones. I agree that this is easy to mitigate and often doesn't happen, but it's something to be aware of.
Jul
3
comment One-off simple game with little to no character creation?
The major issue here is the downtime during scenes for the other players.
Jun
10
comment Any problems playing a dragon PC in a 1st level party?
+1 for the last paragraph. Really important point that's easy to miss when designing a cool character.
May
5
answered Running a “Chaotic Evil” PC in a morally ambivalent group?
May
5
comment Is it common to wear costumes when (tabletop) roleplaying?
I think there's another reason costumes are useful in a Televised game: Makes it easier to remember what role each character is playing. Also, without that, what you have is often 5 people sittin' round a table rolling polyhedrons. That seems more like something appropriate for radio.
Apr
2
revised What do I do with a dissonant player?
Corrected name
Apr
2
suggested suggested edit on What do I do with a dissonant player?
Apr
2
comment How can I replace a player character with an impostor without alerting the group?
Best advice, but doesn't really answer the q.
Apr
2
comment How can I replace a player character with an impostor without alerting the group?
+1: This is the best answer for the question that's being asked.
Mar
26
comment What to buy to start out 4e D&D (DM and PC) (Complete Noob, no previous experience)
@SevenSidedDie I only see one question posted above.
Mar
5
comment Balancing players' rolls, not characters
I suspect that this might be why you're noticing the misses more. If nothing else, you'll be rolling far less dice than the GM.
Mar
2
revised How do I kidnap my characters without bending the rules?
added 55 characters in body
Mar
1
comment Troglodytes, kobolds, and dragons, living together
+1: With enough plot magic, you can even overcome the "strict" non-cooperation rules: giantitp.com/comics/oots0632.html
Feb
26
awarded  Commentator
Feb
26
comment How to deal with players who like to use the local authorities to solve their problems
-1: This is more of an extended comment, it just agrees with the question's premise without proposing a solution.
Feb
25
revised How do I kidnap my characters without bending the rules?
Put the bit that answers the basic aspect of the question to the top.
Feb
25
revised How do I kidnap my characters without bending the rules?
Edit based on comments