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Computer addict since the C64, Software Engineer since 2000.

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comment In Pathfinder can spells target invisible opponents?
I find the Rolemaster wording to be more realistic: In order to target an opponent, you need to be able to detect him/her. Sight is obviously the standard, but you might have a "detect invisibility" spell active, or a "bat ears" charm, infrared vision, seeing his shape in a could of dust, you get the idea. Not RAW, not even Pathfinder, that's why I state this as comment instead of an answer.
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comment Maximum bookkeeping fantasy game with magic
Tables for modifying list prices based on market saturation, regulated or black market, bargaining skill, and luck, potentially resulting in theft, fraud, or authorities taking an interest. Rules for healing naturally, at rest, with herbs, and with magic. Rules for determining the exact price of a magical item with 1..n special abilities. Individual tables for resolving juggling, jumping, acting, public speaking, pole vaulting, ... Movement maneuvers ranked at anything from "trivial" to "virtually impossible", with individual table columns (including fumbles, partial and >100% success)...
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revised How to DM mind control effects without angering my friends?
Oh, it's permanent? That changes things a bit...
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comment Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
Because it's cheap, unlikely to teach him anything (except that "an eye for an eye" is apparently the right thing to do), and rather certain to really ruin the evening for everybody?
Dec
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comment Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
Err... I kind of agree with "First" (although being that blunt is certainly difficult for a shy person), but I certainly disagree with "Second". Plotting to be disruptive to some other player -- as in, "designing a character to kill him" -- is being disruptive, no matter the motives. You just descended to his level.
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comment Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
@Sumyrda: The basic message here was, "those other groups might be a hell of a lot friendlier than you think, while this group has only a very slim chance of not being toxic", i.e. "try the others".
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answered Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
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comment Is my player's level 2 Ranger overpowered?
@GreenChili: Be very careful with this. The player designed that character because he thought he'd enjoy playing a Ranger that's shooting arrows at enemies, and is looking forward to that. Having him face only enemies that a bow fares poorly against might severely disenchant the player. Balance is crucial.
Dec
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comment Is my player's level 2 Ranger overpowered?
All the rules aside, the +1 from Point Blank Shot is granted because, seriously, he's at point blank range -- which is somewhat worrying if you're holding a bow and the enemy you're shooting at is not alone...
Dec
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comment How do I keep the game moving without undermining player agency?
Player 1 did ready the bow and started forward. If player 2 says "hold on", it's on player 1 to respond, not the GM, because you are not responsible for the player's actions or group coherency. If player 1 doesn't respond, player 1 is going forward while player 2 is still talking to this other guy. "Player 1, you enter the forest. The others are apparently staying behind. Player 2, the guy tells you..." -- whether splitting up like that will have immediate consequences is up to your playing style, but they did split up.
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comment How to DM mind control effects without angering my friends?
A skilled player can pull off playing "influenced", and following cues from the GM, without the group actually realizing the GM has a hand in this. Fun! It requires some "clean up" afterwards, where it is made clear (preferrably in-world, by another NSC or the SC himself) when exactly he stopped "being himself", to avoid lingering mistrust or hurt feelings among the group. Then again, having a conflicting group can also be great fun, but is walking a very thin line requiring well-acquainted players to avoid conflict spilling over into the real, or spoiling the game.
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