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Apr
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comment My DM is my roommate and not a good DM… help?
You'd have even more shares if you hadn't traded some with our R3 unit for some Twi'lek ale.
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awarded  Yearling
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Apr
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comment Giving Players the Game They Want
Insight rank isn't an automatic leveller. A rank 4 courtier wouldn't stand much of a chance in a fight with a rank 4 bushi and, versa vice, a rank 4 bushi isn't going to be the equal of a rank 4 courtier in a social situation.
Mar
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answered Giving Players the Game They Want
Dec
16
answered How can I use lights at night without breaking immersion?
Dec
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answered What is the quickest way to become a Khorne devoted human?
Oct
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answered What alternatives to hit points are there for abstracting wounds?
Oct
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answered How valid is lying to players about the rolls they are making in The Dresden Files?
Sep
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comment What is important when choosing an RPG?
Further to that, the rules and the background need to be clearly separated. When I'm looking for a particular rule in a hurry I don't want to have to sift through large chunks of background text to find the rules buried in them.
Sep
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answered How to play a Templar Knight
Sep
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comment How can I get a good background on the Warhammer 40K universe?
The original Rogue Trader has much more background than any of the more modern editions. There's sections on the history of the universe, a large weapons guide, a beastuary and more. 40K as presented in that book was much more of a skirmish wargame/ roleplay hybrid and makes frequent reference to a Games Master running sessions.
Sep
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answered How can I get a good background on the Warhammer 40K universe?
Sep
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comment Which systems can emulate battles against zombie hordes?
We used the multi-dice approach too. The GM added in a mechanic that if we could score enough hits in a given number of rounds we would get an extra round of free attacks to represent pushing back the hoard faster than it was advancing. It added a nice bit of tension as we got towards the end of each section as we were counting down the hits required to get our free attacks.
Aug
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answered Realistic modern day combat system to model real life ambush
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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answered What can I do to make playing a long D&D session more comfortable?
Feb
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comment When GMing a game, how much should you prepare in advance?
When we were planning or talking things through in detail one of our GMs would sit and listen whilst holding up a sign saying "You're giving the GM ideas." and see how long it took us to notice. It quickly became a running joke that others, including myself, now use too.
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