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Jan
14
revised How to deal with player MacGyver-ism?
Some highlighting to celebrate upvote #8.
Jan
13
comment How do you quickly build a player character during a session without interrupting the game or leaving out important information?
Creating a real character usually takes me several sessions over the course of multiple days, introducing my game world to the player and bouncing character ideas back and forth. See, definitions of "a long time" differ. ;-)
Jan
6
comment As a GM, how to react to players challenging contradictions in your narration?
@eimyr: I see where your desire for an in-universe solution comes from, but if my players would start pressurizing me that way, I'd just wrap up the campaign and not GM for those particular players anymore, because this is a game that should be enjoyed by all involved, GM included. (Been there, done that.)
Nov
19
comment Does Blindsight detect invisibility?
In about every RPG I played -- which are many, just not D&D -- it was clear that rules are merely a guide to help things along. If the D&D crowd thinks that rules-as-written are something that results in some "entitlement" of the player to "defeat" the scenario / the GM, that's a problem of the D&D crowd, and I pity them. Rolemaster 2nd ed., for example, has a whole page on how invisibility works and how the GM or the player may use it. If you feel that is "not useful", especially when I am effectively saying the same thing as the others, just using my own brain and words, well...
Oct
31
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Oct
29
revised Is starting a group with 5 newbies (DM included) possible?
Inexperience anecdote.
Oct
29
revised Is starting a group with 5 newbies (DM included) possible?
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Oct
29
answered Is starting a group with 5 newbies (DM included) possible?
Sep
4
comment Does Blindsight detect invisibility?
@doppelgreener: Yea, I noticed the heavy D&D / RAW / Munchkin slant this "resource" is "curated" towards (undermining the resource as a whole). Have fun with that.
Sep
4
comment Does Blindsight detect invisibility?
@doppelgreener: I must have missed the [raw] tag. Oh wait, there isn't one. Or is it implied in [d&d]?
Sep
4
answered Does Blindsight detect invisibility?
Aug
31
comment Does “Speak with Dead” work with (well preserved) skeletons?
Related: If a skeleton learns a language, can it speak it?
Aug
25
comment What can I do when I accidentally gave out an overpowered item?
And here we have the answer as to how powerful magic items end up being gifted to temples. "Here. I get the good karma, and you get the problem. Have a nice day." ;-)
Aug
14
comment Can Monks use Shortbows?
Since when is ABBA not hot anymore? ;-)
May
24
awarded  Yearling
May
12
comment How to prevent conflict between characters from becoming conflict between players?
It can help to agree on a somewhat "off" term for calling a timeout. A magic word, if you will. In German, at least where I have been playing, we are calling "Zeit-Aus", a literal translation of "timeout" which is highly uncommon in everyday talk (compared to the "correct" translation, "Auszeit"). That lends additional "signal value" to the call -- especially important in LARP environments, but useful at the table as well. "This is important, I need to have everything on pause right now.
Apr
27
answered Should I warn my players when they're about to do something stupid?
Mar
20
comment Do you break concentration on your current sustained spell if a new concentration spell you try to cast fails?
Out of curiosity: DnD actually allows to do anything in addition to holding concentraction on a sustained spell? I'm asking because that's wildly different from the systems I have been playing so far, where you'd usually lose the sustained spell as soon as you start casting something else, do combat, receive a hit etc.
Mar
13
comment Is there an effect on player's reaction to treasure when raising the value of gold relative to other coins?
@HighlandRat: We're more of a story-focussed bunch, i.e. my players aren't "treasure hunters", but I can say that the occurence of a genuine gold doubloon is something "special". (Basically a coin that says either "nobility", "filthy rich merchant" or "pirate". ;-) ). And having "real" coinage to relate to helped the story along several times: money changers, strange old / foreign coins being the clue in a mystery, that kind of stuff.
Mar
12
answered Is there an effect on player's reaction to treasure when raising the value of gold relative to other coins?