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Um. I am totally new to RPGs. I've only participated in ten or so campaigns. I suck as a player. My suckiness is magnified a thousand times over when I try to be a DM, or whatever you call it. Fortunately, I have patient friends.

I write the campaigns I run. I suck at that, too.


Nov
18
comment Thrown Object vs. Swarms
Thanks. While waiting for responses here on stack exchange, I finally just asked the player to roll (this is a turn-based, online adventure), and he rolled an 8. So, all this for nothing really. Although, I decided the barrel was filled with flour and so, though it missed the swarm, there's a concealment aspect going on now!
Nov
18
comment Thrown Object vs. Swarms
Hahah. Thanks. This is a weird game. Started as 4th ed and when 4th ed rules get in the way of fun, we tweak. Makes it hard to keep track of rules, but allows the players the ability to feel like they can be creative and not limited by "the man."
Nov
18
revised Thrown Object vs. Swarms
Updated the edition
Nov
18
comment Thrown Object vs. Swarms
Sorry, I should have been more specific. This is a 4th ed game, basically, with a few tweaks. Thank you, though. "GM discretion" is I guess what I wanted to hear. I really like the idea and want to see it be awesome for the player.
Nov
18
asked Thrown Object vs. Swarms
Aug
23
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
4
accepted Skill Proficiency vs. Character Backstory
Jun
4
answered When and how should I get the players to cut back on their out of character chatter?
Jun
3
comment Skill Proficiency vs. Character Backstory
Hahahahah. Come on! Everyone knows all sailors are drunks! I wish I could +1 twice for the good response and the clever combination of the examples. Thanks.
Jun
3
revised So I'm finishing a campaign…what now?
Update
Jun
3
comment Any good premade campaigns for beginners?
Ah, I didn't see the 3.5 tag when I read the post. Makes me wonder if it was there originally or added later. In any case, sorry for the confusion. Just trying to be helpful.
Jun
3
comment Skill Proficiency vs. Character Backstory
@Ravn +1 for great comment. Thanks.
Jun
3
comment Skill Proficiency vs. Character Backstory
Ah! Yes! The "bonus equal to the difference in DCs" is perfect! Thanks!
Jun
3
comment Skill Proficiency vs. Character Backstory
Thanks, especially regarding not selling the skills short and taking a longer view of them. As far as not needing to roll, if I have two PCs and they both want to roll something and that will contribute to their fun, I'm never going to disallow it. Thanks again.
Jun
3
comment Skill Proficiency vs. Character Backstory
Thanks. Two questions: 1) Would you just use the basic DC table and make it easy for one and medium/hard for the other? 2) If the two are actively rolling against one another, even if I set the DC harder for the novice than the expert, what happens if they both succeed the roll?
Jun
3
revised Skill Proficiency vs. Character Backstory
added 4 characters in body
Jun
3
asked Skill Proficiency vs. Character Backstory
May
27
revised How do hit points work?
Added new-player tag
May
27
suggested approved edit on How do hit points work?