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accepted WEG's Star Wars 2nd Ed. d6 system simplification?
Jun
30
answered Is there an equivalent in the World of Darkness to Pathfinder's 'Aid Another' action?
Jun
28
comment WEG's Star Wars 2nd Ed. d6 system simplification?
Sure, but considering the difficulty of bringing all these players together for a session nowadays (everyone's busy all the time), that's the half we're most willing to let go. We'd rather focus on the story. :)
Jun
27
asked WEG's Star Wars 2nd Ed. d6 system simplification?
Jun
24
comment Looking for a high-action, non-dark setting
@KRyan I've linked to Amazon where, if we can believe the system, the books I've mentioned can be bought from third parties. Al-qadim.com also seems to be an informative site (I've also linked it in my A), and Wikia also seems to have further, though apparently rather introductory info on it. :)
Jun
23
answered Looking for a high-action, non-dark setting
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
20
comment How to cut back on pre-game joking?
@AK4749 Yep, you're right. Some kinds of fun are just not compatible. You can't really eat ice cream while scuba diving, for example, can you? :) Okay, that's an exaggeration, joking and roleplaying aren't so exclusive... unless you're trying to play a darker game, for example?
Jun
20
accepted Ways to boost a low HP character in D&D 3.5
Jun
20
revised How to cut back on pre-game joking?
added emphasis
Jun
20
comment How to cut back on pre-game joking?
@valadil and wax eagle: No, it's not a duplicate. It's not about endless chatting at all, and not just during gaming session. We can stop the chatting. We have trouble with joking killing the mood for some sooner than for others, and not just during live pre-gaming but during electronic discussions as well (that may take weeks even.) Consequently, I am not expecting very similar answers.
Jun
20
comment How to cut back on pre-game joking?
@Flamma Ok, I get it now (I hope. :)) A title-sequence like transition with a slow build-up can help getting back on track indeed.
Jun
20
comment How to cut back on pre-game joking?
@Flamma We often do that, but drama doesn't work best if served right after a comic interlude. (See the Dracula parallel. :))
Jun
20
comment How to cut back on pre-game joking?
@Sardathrion Hmm, try and see if (certain elements of) agile methods can be adapted to gaming? Seems like an excellent idea!
Jun
20
comment How to cut back on pre-game joking?
Great tips, thank you. We've been trying/doing most of these (to a degree), but you've pinpointed an extra mile we could and should go here and there. (The idea I like most is to have a music for the pre-game socializing part itself, not just for the actual beginning. Turning that off and then starting the "here we go" cue could be a big help indeed.)
Jun
20
comment How to cut back on pre-game joking?
@Flamma No, it doesn't delay or affect the game directly... Yet it can seriously hurt the mood and the enthusiasm of certain players, which, in turn, makes it harder to get "in character" for the players and to establish the desired mood for the GM. Errr... It's like trying to watch Coppola's Dracula right after having watched Leslie Nielsen's Dracula Dead and Loving It. Even if you're doing your best to switch and stay serious, and even if you manage doing that, the beginning of the Coppola story will suffer, it won't feel as good as it could.
Jun
20
asked How to cut back on pre-game joking?
Jun
18
revised Can a human spellcaster using Versatility learn any spell of their circle?
changed instances of "earthdown" to "earthdawn", thus fixing a consistent typo
Jun
18
answered How can a GM prevent growing disillusioned with their own game?
Jun
16
answered Can a human wizard use Versatility to get an extra spell matrix?