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May
21
comment Do Sleeping or Otherwise Helpless Targets Get Reflex Saves in 3rd Edition D&D?
Addendum to my answer: personally I'm torn between SevenSidedDie's approach and the approach that allows a chance for miraculous escape. As a DM and impartial arbiter of the game world, I prefer the idea that some sort of baseline "reality" should be consulted before rolling dice. But as a player, I prefer the idea that there should be some chance for survival, no matter what the odds. Split the difference and give penalties to the roll, is my advice. :)
May
21
answered Do Sleeping or Otherwise Helpless Targets Get Reflex Saves in 3rd Edition D&D?
May
11
answered What variant rules can promote a less kick-in-the-door mindset?
May
7
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May
7
comment Randomly-generating weather for a sandbox campaign
great answer by the way. I've been looking for something like this for AGES.
May
2
answered Who actually makes the Magic Books that boost stats?
May
1
comment Overview of D&D retro-clones
AFAIK Starships & Spacemen is not a Traveller game, it's a Star Trek game.
May
1
comment What to do when your PCs skip an important part of the story line
I have two questions about motivation. Why did you expect the player to want to have his PC sneak onto the farm? Why does the NPC want to keep his mine secret?
May
1
comment Randomly-generating weather for a sandbox campaign
Is the text in your example for Day 5 wrong? A 5 on table 2 is "precipitation", so why the heat wave?
Apr
26
comment Does a magic weapon's bonus increase Parry as well as Fighting?
Great answer. @Pete, if you like this answer, make sure you accept it.
Mar
27
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Feb
17
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Nov
18
comment How does d20 Modern handle having someone at gunpoint?
I don't disagree with you--that certainly would be one way of modelling the situation. However, surprise is a pretty specific situation. Certainly IRL, someone could walk into a room, and I would have heard them coming--thus I'm not unaware--but then discover that they have a gun. So in d20 terms I wouldn't be surprised, but I would be at gunpoint.
Nov
4
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Oct
30
comment What happens when an Extra is Incapacitated but survives?
No need to be rude. It's not rules lawyering to want understand how the designer intended his game to be played.
Oct
26
comment Does Constitution influence Charisma?
I got to the NHL reference and thought "this poster has GOT to be Canadian" and you are!
Oct
26
comment Pre-modern farming: What percent of the population is in agriculture?
A Magical Medieval Society is what you want. It has exactly what you're looking for, plus as a bonus, rules for running manors and other medieval industries.
Oct
26
comment What happens when an Extra is Incapacitated but survives?
Sorry if I'm belaboring the point, but why is the Incapacitation sidebar irrelevant to Extras?
Oct
25
comment What happens when an Extra is Incapacitated but survives?
I agree with Dr Rotwang that what you're saying is certainly in the spirit of the rules for Extras, but it does ignore the Aftermath section of SW:EX. This creates a problem for me (albeit a small one) because I like to let the dice decide--I enjoy emergent stories best.
Oct
25
comment What happens when an Extra is Incapacitated but survives?
The Aftermath section describes survivors as Incapacitated, so I figured the text on p76 about Incapacitated characters applied. That section refers to the table on the previous page--which refers to "Heroes" in its text. Is "Hero" used in SW to refer to Wild Cards exclusively?