334 reputation
24
bio website obscuregamers.com
location
age
visits member for 1 year, 10 months
seen Dec 14 '13 at 19:11

Oct
1
awarded  Yearling
Dec
4
answered How do I deal with absent players?
Nov
23
revised What is a good way to explain the difference between a Chaotic Neutral character, and a character who is just crazed?
typoes, typoes, typoes everywhere.
Nov
23
revised What is a good way to explain the difference between a Chaotic Neutral character, and a character who is just crazed?
Expanding.
Nov
23
awarded  Editor
Nov
23
revised What is a good way to explain the difference between a Chaotic Neutral character, and a character who is just crazed?
edited body
Nov
23
answered What is a good way to explain the difference between a Chaotic Neutral character, and a character who is just crazed?
Nov
20
comment What's an appropriate gift for a Faerûnian Dwarven girl?
I am not sure whether I should be amused, creeped out, or squeeing right now. I'll do all three.
Nov
16
awarded  Supporter
Nov
16
comment What's an appropriate gift for a Faerûnian Dwarven girl?
Yes, but is it from the DM's perspective (sidequest to get said present), the player's (success of the adventure hinges on impressing a dwarven girl), a purely world-building one (writing a story)? Generally speaking, I don't think it's something very different from any other girl: just something interesting to her that would take effort on the giver's part to get.
Nov
16
comment What's an appropriate gift for a Faerûnian Dwarven girl?
Some context would be nice, though.
Nov
12
comment How to impose consequences for breaking the Paladin's Code without coming off as a insensitive GM?
Indeed, that'd be good general advice: agree to what can happen in the game before you start playing. Things like character death, any darker themes, degree of seriousness/humour and so on. Helps avoid a lot of inter-player tension when someone incorrectly assumes that something is not (or is) possible.
Nov
12
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
11
comment How to impose consequences for breaking the Paladin's Code without coming off as a insensitive GM?
This can work if it's a first offense. However, it runs the risk of spoiling your players: they may begin expecting you to warn them before any decision. Again, depends on your players and style of game. Of course, the player should be able to predict consequences of his character's actions, but that should be through knowledge of rules (The ones in the books, your modifications to them, and rules of the world that the DM has established), not an explicit out-of-character warning.
Nov
11
comment How to impose consequences for breaking the Paladin's Code without coming off as a insensitive GM?
Okay, there's a lot of variables here preventing us from giving a direct answer. How experienced is the player? How long has the game been going on? What were they expecting when they started playing? How close are you? In general, a direct and honest approach is usually much better than any type of trying to be subtle, scheming about it, or trying to sugar-coat the news. Aside from that, make it obvious, in-game, that this is an opportunity for a side-story and character development, and not you being a dick and crippling his character. Obviously, this might not work if the player's a gamist.
Nov
11
comment How to impose consequences for breaking the Paladin's Code without coming off as a insensitive GM?
Then I don't quite understand the problem. What's wrong with simply informing him that you consider his actions a violation of the code, which therefore causes him to temporarily lose paladin powers, if the player is not satisfied with the in-character information you provide?
Nov
11
awarded  Teacher
Nov
11
answered How to impose consequences for breaking the Paladin's Code without coming off as a insensitive GM?