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I am Unique. I took a hammer to the framework of Reality. I have danced with Death, I have lusted for Life. I smashed my Rose Colored glasses. I gave Fate the finger and puked on my Destiny.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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comment How far ahead do you plan?
Tridus is right on, The only things I would add is to make sure you factor in your players likes, dislikes and personality into your planning. This usually will give you a idea which way they will go. Another major point I would add if part of your planning should go to playtesting, make sure things work the way you want them to. Make sure you don't lead your players into a position where they can not win (it may be a slim chance but if they have a chance at winning).
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Commentator
Jul
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comment Sneaking up on sleeping giants
Depends on how far, from the question it sounds like the PC was less than 30 foot away to start with. Now if the PC is sneaking the last 500 feet or so then I probably wouldn't do the dual rolls until the last few feet where sneaking would be critical.
Jul
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answered Sneaking up on sleeping giants
Jul
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answered How much plot guidance is too much?
Jul
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comment What are some good sources for combat tactics for a GM to use?
Lastly ready the flavor text, some of monsters have specific tactics like kobold prefer hit and run, sneak attacks and traps. So design the environment to suit that need example a nice narrow cave with pockets for them to hide and harass the PC's with traps and pot shots.
Jul
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comment What are some good sources for combat tactics for a GM to use?
In addition to the answer given above that I would get a trusted player or find another DM/player to sit down with you and just run battle after battle with talking over what both of ya'll are thinking. Also go out in the woods, plains, swamp and other areas and see first hand what the terrain is like.
Jul
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comment “Ray of Frost” Spell + Water = Lock Broken?
Also even if it worked the other problem is breaking the lock and even a causal glance will tell a guard someone has forced the lock.
Jul
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comment Any games based on Warp/OTE out there?
Not really a answer but I agree with ObliviousSage in that it will be some time before a setting is based on it is ready for market. My advice is to keep a eye on the company blog (blog.atlas-games.com) and RPG related news sites like pen-paper.net and rpgnews.com. Lastly you can semi-auto this by setting up a google alert for the item (then use it as a RSS feed for Google Reader)
Jun
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answered How can I help my PCs remember clues that they found?
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revised Narrative options in an antique shop, old bookstore or library
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comment Narrative options in an antique shop, old bookstore or library
I typed more but I guess I hit submit without realizing it
Jun
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answered Narrative options in an antique shop, old bookstore or library
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awarded  Constituent
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awarded  Caucus
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answered Which classes are good as long-range fighters?
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answered How much should I reveal on a successful creature Knowledge check?