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Jan
4
answered What happens to my caster roll when maintaining a power that targets 5?
Jan
4
comment If my Initiator Level is high enough, can I take Stances of a level higher than 1st when I take my first level in a martial adept class?
That's because it's irrelevant.
Jan
3
answered If my Initiator Level is high enough, can I take Stances of a level higher than 1st when I take my first level in a martial adept class?
Dec
26
comment What kinds of rules promote good team cohesion?
"Why look for ways to make them cooperate more against the nature of the characters it is distilling out the potential for entertaining conflict." I'm not the asker, but I'm betting he doesn't find it nearly as entertaining. There are groups where intra-party conflict can be entertaining to all and there's groups where intra-party conflict is basically just a bunch of people being jerks.
Dec
21
answered Do you use character sheets? Or, do you use a blank sheet of paper?
Dec
21
comment Should PCs be limited to choosing forms into which to polymorph (or wild shape, etc.) that the PCs have previously encountered?
Is the DM of your games not a person at your table? How unconventional of you.
Dec
21
comment Should PCs be limited to choosing forms into which to polymorph (or wild shape, etc.) that the PCs have previously encountered?
Even by verisimilitude standards, shape change effects only working for people with a high degree of anatomical knowledge only really makes sense for INT-based casters. Druids change into whatever based on the supernatural power of nature and sorcerers from their own mojo. Remember that every single power from a non INT caster works just as well with an INT of 3 as it does with a 25.
Dec
21
comment Should PCs be limited to choosing forms into which to polymorph (or wild shape, etc.) that the PCs have previously encountered?
Well if everyone's having fun, then it's by definition not a problem.
Dec
20
answered Should PCs be limited to choosing forms into which to polymorph (or wild shape, etc.) that the PCs have previously encountered?
Dec
20
comment Should PCs be limited to choosing forms into which to polymorph (or wild shape, etc.) that the PCs have previously encountered?
Re: #2. I dunno, how about... magic! :-) I don't disagree with your conclusion but arguing 'realism' for how magic works is silly.
Dec
10
answered How to make GURPS combat fast?
Dec
4
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Dec
3
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Dec
3
answered How do I not cheapen death, while also respecting my players' time?
Nov
30
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Nov
30
comment How to rule a permanently blind PC in D&D 4e?
4E has rules for what mechanical effects happen when power A,B or C is activated. Careful examination will reveal that there are no rules for 'turning into a bear' but there are rules for what you can and cannot do mechanically while a druid is using his wild shape ability. It's an important but often overlooked distinction. I suspect you may have a case of the doesn't-get-its, but hey dude it's your question and maybe someone else will have a better answer for you.
Nov
30
answered How to rule a permanently blind PC in D&D 4e?
Nov
17
comment What iPhone / iPad apps do you use for gaming?
Notability is also very stylus friendly, and I find handwriting more convenient when dealing with all the made up nonsense words and proper nouns we use in RPGs that the iOS keyboard tries to autocorrect away.
Nov
17
answered What iPhone / iPad apps do you use for gaming?
Nov
13
comment How to impose consequences for breaking the Paladin's Code without coming off as a insensitive GM?
"When you are a holy warrior, sometimes the best choice you can make will still damn your soul, and sometimes following the Code requires breaking the Code, yet that does not excuse breaking it. The Gods use their chosen champions hard." It kind of sounds like the gods commissioning paladins are on the Lawful Evil side of things doesn't it? Sometimes the logical consequences of the mechanics have more interesting implications than the fluff part of the setting. :-)