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revised Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM
I think the subject is "what", not "methods", so it's singular. See http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/87681/s-v-agreement-it-is-not-clear-what-is-are-meant-by-a-and-b
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comment Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM
It's nice of you to have warned them. I'll check their site in a more secure environment then. (It's not you I'm not trusting. :) It's the unknown factor(s) in their workings that I remain cautious of.)
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comment Is a kineticist immortal?
@JanHudec The question has a link to the exact rule in its first paragraph. I think you must have missed that. (Err, the color of the links of the site could be a bit more distinct indeed.)
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comment Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM
Ok, thanks. I know (the bare minimum about) how certificates and these discrepancies work, yet I tend to shy away from sites with such misconfigurations. Just like my browser, I'm rather paranoid about things like that, especially with sites I've never seen before. :)
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comment Is a kineticist immortal?
@JanHudec Not necessarily. The rule says "If you are within 30 feet of an open flame..." I wouldn't take it for granted that there will always be the next nearest fire within 30 feet. Especially if your opponent already knows about your little trick (has done his research thoroughly.) ;)
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comment Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM
This is excellent. The precise instructions are cool, and the "Be envious of the GMs..." part is brilliant. Thank you. However, when I tried to visit the site you linked, my browser has given me a warning saying "You attempted to reach www.story-games.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as *.gridserver.com. (...)" Have you encountered the same, or is this a very recent problem?
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comment Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM
@gatherer818 I'm not really talking about build options (guns, armor, various wares, traits, whatever.) :) I'm talking about the internal workings of a setting, primarily. Adding or leaving out yet another gun doesn't matter. Not knowing what, for example, the extraterritoriality of the megacorps really means likely matters more (unless you're playing a shoot'em up, which is nice, but you could play that in any system, it won't really be Shadowrun without the fluff.) And maybe SR5 hasn't detailed that yet, but it's there in the novels and previous rulebooks... and it moves the whole SR world.
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comment Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM
Starting from the bottom is a cool technique worth remembering. Thanks. (However, it isn't suited for every setting. To stay with my example, though doable, it's pretty hard to execute in Shadowrun without severely limiting player choices at character creation.)
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comment Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM
Starting on the web and looking for introductions and summaries is a great option. I haven't thought of PbP game advertisements / sites (I've never played them), they could prove rather useful indeed. The other tips are cool as well. Thanks.
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comment Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM
@GMNoob I think that's strongly implied. The preceding paragraph says that you do go as far as reading a single city book (or something similarly relevant, considering that this is just an example), and that it's exactly reading that single book that makes you realize how much more is out there that you should read to achieve an acceptable level of authenticity (acceptable for both yourself, and for your players, who might be ahead of you by a few novels or something.)
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comment Overcoming setting complexity paralysis as a GM
@GMNoob Because everything else is there already, and you want to be as authentic as possible. This, I believe, is already there in my Q ("Sure, you can ignore the sourcebooks...") -- and I'm not sure how I could put it differently. I'll try and think of a different angle, and will update the Q if I manage to come up with one. :)
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answered What should be the DC to identify monster vulnerabilities?