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comment Manage a player character suffering amnesia?
Plot twist: Have the player believe to have and so "re-develop" a certain skill-set, then, reaching a milestone in the campaign, have it revealed that most of the info about who the character is is wrong, because it was about their twin (about whom they should not really hear previous to this, but you may very subtly imply their existence, so that it doesn't entirely come out of the blue.)
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accepted Is there a way to learn someone's level in game in DnD3.x?
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awarded  Nice Question
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accepted Mutant Chronicles: Luna City and Moon physics
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comment Is there a way to learn someone's level in game in DnD3.x?
@Garan: I'm not really looking for ways to guess levels as a player. :) I'm interested in ways actual characters can find out levels in-game (and say stuff like "Well, good sir, I understand you are of the eleventh level of the wizardly profession. Might I disturb you with some questions?" And so on.)
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revised Is there a way to learn someone's level in game in DnD3.x?
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comment Is there a way to learn someone's level in game in DnD3.x?
For some reason I find this funny. :) Not the answer I'm looking for, definitely, but funny.
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asked Is there a way to learn someone's level in game in DnD3.x?
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revised Lovecraft's Deep Ones and co. in the 21st century
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Jul
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comment Why are starting languages restricted?
Hm, I don't remember druids losing their powers (?), guess I'll have to look that up. This is still a rather arbitrary limit: Why would it be more unlikely for my dwarf to have learned Druidic, say, from an embittered druid (who is dead by now, btw) than to have been raised by members of a society of a very different race that aren't friendly with the dwarves at all? Remember, my dwarf, being a PC, is an exceptional person, and it's just one druid versus an elven family (to say the least.) Btw, a non-Druid could probably learn Druidic, using a skill point, from an ancient tome, a dragon etc.
Jul
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comment Why are starting languages restricted?
I sense a bit of self-contradiction here, though I may be wrong. You say "secret" languages should still be restricted. Why? If the PCs are so exceptional, why couldn't they be raised by druids as well, instead of just elves? And, in turn, why not take the original rule to mean that for practical purposes, Elven is a "secret" language for the dwarves? They may have the brainpower to learn it, but 1. they don't like elves, 2. elves don't like dwarves (let alone raise their younglings), so it's very unlikely for a dwarf to be able start knowing Elvish. Or druidic. Or draconic, etc.
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comment Why are starting languages restricted?
@KRyan Sure, a dwarf could easily study elvish. But most of the time they just don't, because of historic and racial biases and geographic etc preferences. Rules like these are primarily not prescriptive but descriptive: It's not the rules that prevent your average dwarf from learning Elvish, the rule simply describes that your average dwarf is highly unlikely to even consider learning Elvish, even given the chance (which, in turn, would be very rare, for it would take a rare elf to decide on raising a dwarf foundling instead of returning him home as fast as possible, in the best case.)
Jul
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answered Why are starting languages restricted?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised How should a GM best handle a lack of canonical lore in a pre-existing world?
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comment How should a GM best handle a lack of canonical lore in a pre-existing world?
Exactly. And if you are lucky, you'll roll higher than him, and maybe this time it will, finally, be The High Adventures of Greedo the Bounty Hunter who killed Han Solo. ;) (Also, thanks, I'm glad you like my answer.)
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revised How should a GM best handle a lack of canonical lore in a pre-existing world?
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Jul
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comment Is there any lore in the Fallout universe regarding South America?
Fallout does have quite a number of Pen and Paper players out there (even if there's no official PnP RPG, people love to run homebrew games in the Fallout universe.) I think this Q definitely has a place here on rpg.SE.
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revised How should a GM best handle a lack of canonical lore in a pre-existing world?
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