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Sep
18
comment How do I get my players to form a PC party without just forcing them to?
An important question is "Is it possible to force in-game a group to form of strangers, or is it necessary to force common things among PC-s at character creation?".
Sep
18
comment How do I get my players to form a PC party without just forcing them to?
Maybe that's basically the only solution - require PC to be somehow connected from character creation. I'll experiment and maybe post results.
Sep
18
comment How do I get my players to form a PC party without just forcing them to?
Well...yeah, but! If I let the players create arbitrary characters, those PC-s all have their various reasons to "adventure". Why would all PC-s want to fight, willingly?
Sep
18
comment Survivalist NPC build?
Aren't there at high levels spells to hold/teleport/turn to stone/kill/imprison a guy, without hitting him tediously all afternoon? Or just grapple and pin him. I am genuinely asking, my knowledge is rusty at best.
Sep
12
comment When planning a campaign, should I know what the ending is before we start?
@SevenSidedDie, your words on RPG.SE always inspire me to play and be creative!
Aug
23
comment What items do players start with?
Very close to what I do in most of my campaigns. Items are rated exquisite(castle), expensive(house), medium(sword, plate armor), cheap(knife, shield, leather armor), very cheep(food, ropes, clothes). Entry-level characters start with 1 medium item, 4 cheap and as many as they wish very cheap(they should be able to carry this).
Aug
1
comment What to do when you end up duplicating another players character?
I see optimizing the stats in DnD as not having a large variation. If you want to be a good fighter/wizard/whatever you must use one of a very limited set of optimized stats. However, having equal background story? It is hard for me to believe those match often.
Aug
1
comment How do I help my players figure out how to stay alive in a realistically-deadly sandbox campaign?
+1 I like the advise to think about the player characters.
Aug
1
comment How do I help my players figure out how to stay alive in a realistically-deadly sandbox campaign?
+1 Danger is fun; immutable doom is not. lol :D I think I am missing the first point. I strive to hold to the second, and the dice decide the third.
Aug
1
comment What to do when a player character does something suicidal?
+1 Well, it was my poor description of the scene.
Aug
1
comment What to do when a player character does something suicidal?
I accept your answer because of point 5 & 6, the pretty formatting, and "talk to the player".
Aug
1
comment What to do when a player character does something suicidal?
Yep, talked to her. As I had expected, I had not explained the situation clearly. She had expected that the dust from the horses hooves would conceal her, making the riders blind to anything further that several meters. I, on the other hand, imagine stone road through a grassy field (think ms windows desktop).
Aug
1
comment How do I get the PCs to visit scary places at night?
rpgarchive.com/index.php?page=adv1&advid=479 One of my favourite adventure plots, using your idea.
Jul
31
comment How can I make my game more “noir” as a GM?
+1 This answer is not good or genius. It is Beyond.
Jul
31
comment How can DMs effectively telegraph specific dangers in D&D?
+1 I like this answer the best, because it is structured. Like linux philosophy preaches, one can read the five bullet points and use them as ideas; but one can also read the whole post and get more insight.
Jul
31
comment What to do when a player character does something suicidal?
Clearly, I should have asked her "Why would your character want to do that?" ;(
Jul
31
comment What to do when a player character does something suicidal?
The thing is, I have played a lot with her, and she is usually reasonable. Now she wanted to do something crazy, I guess. I am beginning to regreat that I didn't deus-ex-machina her character.
Jul
27
comment City Services Generation
+1 "An excel spreadsheet" - very convenient
Jul
4
comment How many spears can fit in one pincushion
This reminds me of that time I asked on an rpg forum "What are the penalties of shooting a gun through your buddy's shoulder." "Huge" - was the answer - "try shooting around his shoulder."
Jul
4
comment How many spears can fit in one pincushion
A phalanx of ghosts that pass through walls and hills? If the spears are not magical, I guess they will be able to just stab through their buddies, instead of overhead. Then we can have a line of bowmen behind them, shooting through them (and not overhead). ...