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Jan
13
awarded  Yearling
May
28
comment How can I create a Prisoner's Dilemma-style choice in Paranoia?
Yeah I was kinda under the impression that this "snitch or not" interaction was fundamental to Paranoia - maybe your players don't realize that they'll be rewarded for pointing out traitors?
Apr
2
awarded  Critic
Mar
11
comment Spoilt for choice: helping traditional-system players adapt to narrative-control games
@BESW Some players need to start out with bronze and silver before they work their way up to gold :)
Feb
25
revised My Rogue has just achieved 6000xp, how can I build him to improve two-weapon melee attacks?
Added a citation for Martial <whatever> feats, italicised book names.
Feb
25
suggested suggested edit on My Rogue has just achieved 6000xp, how can I build him to improve two-weapon melee attacks?
Feb
19
comment What is a good mechanic for a test of will power?
@ObliviousSage You could throw the balls at each other :)
Feb
13
comment Tips and pitfalls for a variable-size group
I'm having some trouble thinking of built-in reasons for absence that don't sound like deus ex machinas, could you add in a few examples? I mean a modern setting could have (say) business trips or something, but I'm not sure how you would handle it in a setting where adventuring is a full-time job.
Feb
5
comment What body parts can I use to deliver a spell whose range is “touch”?
There might be RP reasons, like stumbling into someone to discreetly deliver a touch-range spell with your shoulder while your hands are tied behind your back...
Feb
5
comment When does a creature “Deal Damage”?
Oooh you forgot one - what if two paladins use Shackles of Justice on each other, and then one of them triggers it?
Feb
4
comment What is the physical stress cap for a Diminutive Size creature with Claws?
A very tiny man with Mytich Strength... Nac Mac Feegle wha hae!
Feb
2
comment Pathfinder Battle Royale!
@KRyan Do you know if there's a summary or something like that of the Test of Spite? It looks really interesting, but I don't really have the intestinal fortitude to sit through hundreds of pages of forum posts.
Feb
1
comment How does D&D Vancian magic make sense in-game?
@RMorrisey You should read Charles Stross' Laundry series, in it casting spells without proper preparation can lead to microscopic, Cthonic parasites gobbling up bits of the spell's computational substrate (your brain).
Jan
29
awarded  Teacher
Jan
29
answered How can I acquire Charm Person/Charm Monster as an SLA for my NPC?
Jan
24
comment How many sorcerer and wizard spells are there in D&D 3.5?
Wow, the only level for which there aren't more transmutation spells than anything else is 9th - and even then it gets 2nd place.
Jan
15
comment Why do spells need to be “prepared”?
@Pulsehead It's like the difference between someone with savant syndrome and a mathematician. The savant can give you answers instantly, but only in a limited field; the mathematician can give you answers in any field, but it takes time to research them.
Jan
12
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
10
comment When GMing in a high-tech game world how do you handle potentially disruptive tech?
@DampeS8N The "hotfix" idea is absolutely perfect if you're playing Paranoia. Depends on the system, setting and tone I guess.
Jan
4
comment Increasing experience gain in session
@Cypher Just give the player a laptop running Progress Quest while they wean themselves off of MMOs :)