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Mar
13
comment How can I strategise IC with the other players when my PC is stupid?
This is not a constructive answer--he's asking for help playing his character in a specific way and instead of providing advice, you're telling him "you're doing it wrong".
Mar
13
comment Reading material to present to completely new players
Hmm, I guess I didn't read his question carefully enough, because you're absolutely right. I thought he wanted to set genre expectations, not teach them how to play.
Feb
7
comment How to discourage players from rushing?
This is a great answer. It puts the onus on the players to decide if they want more information.
Jan
30
comment Good campaigns for a small group?
I didn't mention it in my answer because it doesn't fit your system requirements, but Frog God Games is selling the entire set of modules in the campaign using the Pathfinder system.
Jan
29
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of develop in play (DIP) compared to develop at the start (DAS) character generation?
@mxyzplk, great explanation! I understand what DIP is and why it's metagaming now.
Jan
28
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of develop in play (DIP) compared to develop at the start (DAS) character generation?
@mxyzplk, could you explain why DIP is a form of narrative metagame? My interpretation of the OP's definition is that DIP is "in character" play.
Jan
28
comment How can I play a lawful rogue?
+1 for the underground Cleric idea, fantastic!
Jan
15
comment Can an undead cleric resurrect himself?
Great answer! I love these sorts of logical RAW solutions to, ahem, "problems".
Dec
31
comment How can I increase tension during roleplaying?
Do you roll dice in the open and refuse to fudge? That added the most tension in my games out of nearly anything else. Suddenly, die rolls mattered and PCs could die.
Dec
20
comment Do Sleeping or Otherwise Helpless Targets Get Reflex Saves in 3rd Edition D&D?
That's the spirit of creative narration! Now try harder.
Dec
18
comment How do you grant a ranger his animal companion within the story?
Really like the suggestion to prepare for it. The ranger could have a lot of fun prior to getting the companion by using his Handle Animal skill to convince the animal to stick around, fight enemies and otherwise "train" it.
Dec
18
comment How do you grant a ranger his animal companion within the story?
+1 for "Poof! Now you have a camel!" But what if I don't want a camel!? :D
Dec
10
comment Sometimes, losing a big conflict is the better plotline. For D&D, how do you encourage this result?
It may be a case of "when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail". D&D prioritizes dealing with problems via combat, simply by devoting so many rules and describing so many things in terms of hit point reduction. So your players might just enjoy combat and the system mastery it requires.
Dec
8
comment Sometimes, losing a big conflict is the better plotline. For D&D, how do you encourage this result?
Completely agree re: the opposition. The loss of morale tables in later editions of D&D was a huge change in the way the game worked.
Nov
15
comment What do I do about PCs using Con damage to “nuke” bosses?
+1 for limiting the supply. You know what is dangerous to harvest? Venoms and other toxins. There aren't likely to be poison merchants, just organizations that have no interest in sharing their secret weapon and highly paid poisoners, who have no interest on pouring themselves out of business.
Sep
30
comment What's the simplest way of representing a “savage” warrior with an tiger animal companion?
Great comment! Very true. Your barbarian didn't go to Tigers R Us and pick up a friend! Any more than he went to town and bought his loincloth. :)
Jul
14
comment Should I use a map when playing Mines of Madness in the D&D Next playtest?
I would reword your advice to "I strongly advise you to use the gridded map". Double negatives can be tough to parse.
Jul
3
comment What happens when an Extra is Incapacitated but survives?
Great answer! I accepted it over the previous one for thoroughness.
Feb
27
comment How to handle spell components in AD&D 1st edition
FYI, word around the campfire is that spell components are a joke. Literally. They're supposed to be funny. rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/8721/…
Feb
26
comment What is the “average human” stat for Savage Worlds?
It's only common sense if PCs are not exceptional compared to the rest of humanity. That's why it wasn't obvious to me. That and my apparently poor reading comprehension.