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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?
@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?
Jun
16
comment Can a human wizard use Versatility to get an extra spell matrix?
Do I understand it correctly, are you referring to FASA's original ED? :)
Jun
16
accepted What are the critical differences between WEG's Star Wars 2nd Ed. and Star Wars 2nd Ed. Revised and Expanded?
Jun
15
asked What are the critical differences between WEG's Star Wars 2nd Ed. and Star Wars 2nd Ed. Revised and Expanded?
Jun
7
comment How do I make a Barbarian NPC resistant to assassination?
@KRyan Sure, some of my examples are obviously over the top and rather mad. :) Fortunately, they're simply examples, not actual recommendations - which doesn't mean they couldn't work in certain settings, btw. (A Pratchettian one, for example? Of course, I don't claim to be as funny as TP, not at all.) Had we known more about OP's world, I could've given more serious ones, but I guess they're acceptable as pointers and illustrations for the serious part of my A. :)
Jun
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
6
answered How do I make a Barbarian NPC resistant to assassination?
May
31
revised Can a DM disallow the Candle of Invocation exploit using RAW?
typo corrections
May
31
answered Can a DM disallow the Candle of Invocation exploit using RAW?
May
26
comment How should HD work with a Vampire template split across levels?
Have you (and your DM) considered using the official vampire template class?
May
25
accepted Where does the stereotype that wizards can't wear armor come from?