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revised How can adversarial game mechanics be added to a game?
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Mar
20
comment How can adversarial game mechanics be added to a game?
The only problem with the edit is that I'm not actually interested in D&D 4E; I was just using that as an example. :)
Mar
20
asked How can adversarial game mechanics be added to a game?
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
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comment How can I encourage my D&D Encounters group to do more role playing?
While this may sound like a non-answer, I agree completely. My current large group (14-17) started as several D&D Encounters group and it got to a point where neither the players nor myself could stomach the constant crunch and the completely irrational setting construction (my favorite is the key that opens doors in succession only after the party has had each sequential combat...). I love the idea of Encounters, but the actual offerings aren't conducive to developing a narrative with the players.
Dec
5
comment Where would Teleportation Circles be in Forgotten Realms?
"Most portals no longer work. The breaking of the Weave destroyed most of the portals that crisscrossed Toril, because it destroyed the hard-won knowledge of arcane casters. Although arcanists have relearned their craft since the Spellplague raged, most portals remain nonfunctional or dangerously malfunction-ing, broken relics of a legendary past. " - FRCG
Dec
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accepted What techniques are there for balancing power gamers with story gamers in D&D 4E?
Nov
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asked What techniques are there for balancing power gamers with story gamers in D&D 4E?
Nov
28
comment Is there any way to get multiple standard actions for Summoners in D&D 4E?
I'm aware-no offense taken!. The problem is that not all NPCs are technically monsters unless you start making blanket declarations ("in all the world, only PCs follow this set of rules") that I find cause players to break suspension of disbelief. Thus, the impetus of the question is not "can I do whatever I want," but rather "can I do this in a way that doesn't make the players feel like this walking, talking NPC isn't playing by a totally different set of rules." YMMV as to whether that distinction matters or not for you, but suffice it to say, it matters for my games (thus the question!).
Nov
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accepted Is there any way to get multiple standard actions for Summoners in D&D 4E?
Nov
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comment Is there any way to get multiple standard actions for Summoners in D&D 4E?
I'm inclined to agree with Blake on this score. As I've gotten older, the adage that any of the rules can be broken by the GM really feels like it needs quite a few caveats if the game is intended to remain fun.
Nov
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comment Is there any way to get multiple standard actions for Summoners in D&D 4E?
That's one of the few problems of having a moderator as a player in your game... :p
Nov
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asked Is there any way to get multiple standard actions for Summoners in D&D 4E?
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accepted Are there any games that use dice pools of multiple dice?
Nov
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comment Are there any games that use dice pools of multiple dice?
Sorry Adam - I was specifically looking for games where individual players manage multiple dice pools of different dice types (though the idea of a single, global pool now has my complete attention...).
Nov
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asked Are there any games that use dice pools of multiple dice?
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