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Jun
11
comment How to plan to avoid combat deaths for NPCs that aren't obvious railroads?
@sevensideddie yes, but smoke bombs are seem like something you'd have specifically so that you could escape. A piece of equipment that could be appropriated into an escape/combat disrupting tool. If the piece of kit is a bit esoteric, a reason to have it, e.g. dynamite for mining.
Jun
11
comment How to plan to avoid combat deaths for NPCs that aren't obvious railroads?
@okeefe, within the rules. A deus ex machina would be jarring. I'd like to know some tricks to prevent me from having to GM fiat or obviously railroad the survival.
Jun
11
comment How to plan to avoid combat deaths for NPCs that aren't obvious railroads?
@zachiel if the group warm to him as a character, I would like to have the option to have him as a recurring NPC for the campaign.
Jun
11
comment How to plan to avoid combat deaths for NPCs that aren't obvious railroads?
I'm reminded of the surrender tactics of Splug in Keep on the Shadowfell.
Jun
11
revised How to plan to avoid combat deaths for NPCs that aren't obvious railroads?
Added plus points paragraph; edited body
Jun
11
asked How to plan to avoid combat deaths for NPCs that aren't obvious railroads?
Jun
11
awarded  Yearling
Jun
11
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
10
accepted Is there any objective reason to favour d20PFSRD over the Paizo PRD?
Jun
7
revised Is there any objective reason to favour d20PFSRD over the Paizo PRD?
Me changinged grammer becourse it were am wrang;
Jun
7
revised Is there any objective reason to favour d20PFSRD over the Paizo PRD?
removed rule 0 reference
Jun
7
asked Is there any objective reason to favour d20PFSRD over the Paizo PRD?
Jun
7
awarded  Informed
Jun
4
revised What should a new GM know when starting their first Paranoia game?
added details about references
Jun
4
comment What should a new GM know when starting their first Paranoia game?
Strongly related to rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/7653/…, currently discussing in chat.
Jun
4
asked What should a new GM know when starting their first Paranoia game?
Jun
2
comment Preventing saturation in a horror campaign
'Don’t provide the CHARACTERS convenient ‘home bases’ (such as a room with a door they can lock) to sleep or heal in, where they can control their safety to turn off threats' Some great horror (Night of the Living Dead, Assault on Precinct 13) is about having a safe place become unsafe. Providing places that seem safe but become traps to be forced to escape from can be really terrifying.
Jun
2
comment Preventing saturation in a horror campaign
Great answer, but that the meme 'began with the fearful “28 Days Later”', is decades off; what would Romero and Russo say? Lots more source material to draw on.
May
12
answered How can I screen new players to make sure they are a good fit for my game?
Apr
30
comment What do you do when a player intimidates your campaign boss to surrender?
+1 for "I would require the player to role-play the intimidation though." In this case, depending on the quality of the RP, I would have the boss surrender or have it just make him madder. Or have the quality of the RP decide the amount loot the party will get.