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Roleplayer, lapsed blogger, and full-time dad.

Started playing with AD&D 1e and GMing with AD&D 2e. Ran D&D 3.x, 4e briefly, then became a fan of indie games and the OSR. Particularly fond of GMless and short-form games because they suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Dungeon World in UndermountainPlaying nothing • Scheming nothing • Writing Broken Swords RPGReading GURPS 4th Edition Basic Set


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comment A rollable automatic D&D 3.5 Treasure Table?
@Kelhendros In which case, this cautionary tale is relevant. :)
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comment How can I roleplay a character more manipulative than myself?
What is "dwindle" intended to mean in this context? (I don't think this definition is what you're intending here.)
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awarded  Enlightened
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revised A rollable automatic D&D 3.5 Treasure Table?
copyedit; system tag
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answered A rollable automatic D&D 3.5 Treasure Table?
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comment What should I do about a not-so-good dungeon master?
@JohnP He said "makes his character totally OP", meaning over-powered. I'm more wondering why the DM has a "his character" in the first place. To clarify: user11575, does the DM also run a personal player-character, like the rest of the players do? Or are you talking about just other characters in the world being all overpowered?
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revised Channelling Spells Through Implanted Ioun Stones
added 217 characters in body
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comment Channelling Spells Through Implanted Ioun Stones
@KRyan Though it's somewhat difficult to disprove a negative, you're right that some indication of an attempt was missing, and I edited in what I could on that count.
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comment Channelling Spells Through Implanted Ioun Stones
@Dakeyras Unfortunately, every RPG has these, so it's rather hard to explain them by example. I've tried by comparing this particular one to setting details, and how that's actually not any different from every other bit of setting work that a GM does in a published world.
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revised Channelling Spells Through Implanted Ioun Stones
expand
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised Does Arcane Spell Failure Chance affect activated magic items?
affect/effect: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/affect-versus-effect
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revised How can I roleplay a character more manipulative than myself?
edited tags
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revised How to ensure players spend XP on both short- and long-term benefits in Numenera?
fmt & sp
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answered Channelling Spells Through Implanted Ioun Stones
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comment What books should I buy to play with an average D&D group?
I've found how this question has been handled frustrating, and I think that's because it may be a type of question/problem that we haven't developed clear consensus around. I've started a meta here to discuss this (possible) subtype of XY problem questions.
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revised What books should I bring with me to my first gaming session?
the actual problem (new player prep for a first 3.5e session) is not system-agnostic or relevant to every edition of D&D, so removing those tags
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revised How to chain a druid?
copyedit; integrate "subquestion" into the question more naturally
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comment How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
@Lohoris Mistakes were made, yes. So? That doesn't mean the question doesn't say what it says. Your problem is that you're assuming the GM "forced" this campaign on players who he knew were unwilling... instead of seeing the simple failure of communication that happened.
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comment How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
@lisardggY The answers starts by blaming the GM entirely, then telling them to suck it up. It then says to talk to the player, ignoring that the question says that's already been done a lot. It's a bad answer in this form. That's all that is being, or needs to be, said.