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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.)


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
6
comment Running a “Chaotic Evil” PC in a morally ambivalent group?
@KyleWilley No.
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
4
comment How do I avoid clichés while improvising?
+1 for Cross the Streams, great idea.
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
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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