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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.


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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
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revised So I'm finishing a campaign…what now?
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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
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comment Skill Proficiency vs. Character Backstory
Ah! Yes! The "bonus equal to the difference in DCs" is perfect! Thanks!
Jun
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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
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revised Skill Proficiency vs. Character Backstory
added 4 characters in body
Jun
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asked Skill Proficiency vs. Character Backstory
May
27
revised How do hit points work?
Added new-player tag
May
27
suggested suggested edit on How do hit points work?
May
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accepted Do Warlord powers which affect an attack apply both attacks of Twin Strike?
May
26
comment Do Warlord powers which affect an attack apply both attacks of Twin Strike?
Oh, and I'm embarrassed to say, I have no idea what nerfing is.
May
26
comment Do Warlord powers which affect an attack apply both attacks of Twin Strike?
Thanks, Brian, but I'm still confused. First, my quote wasn't wrong. The character sheet in Character Builder, at least in the older version I have, says "targets." Nevertheless, I get the point: both attacks must miss to get the THP. But I'm not clear on whether you're saying, if both attacks hit, that the ranger gets twice the bonus. If not, and two hits simply means one bonus, does that mean if one misses and one hits that the ranger doesn't get the bonus damage OR the THP. Sorry, the buffs/debuffs got me mixed up. Thanks again for your help.
May
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asked Do Warlord powers which affect an attack apply both attacks of Twin Strike?
May
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awarded  Organizer
May
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revised How to manage character arguments / conflict?
Added new-GM tag.