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Aug
5
answered How can a party with no healers return a character from the unconscious/dying condition?
Jul
25
answered How do I handle astral security?
Jun
13
comment How does Shadowrun 4 differ from the previous editions - from an Actual Play viewpoint?
RMorrisey - If something requires TN4, and you're doing it entirely untrained, then it isn't "easy"! The point is in 3E the GM could rule that something requires TN3 when defaulting to an attribute if that's what seemed sensible. In 4E, you cannot require less than one success at TN5. I agree that there was a problem in 3E with a tiny bit of skill being worse than none; that was silly. In 4E, there is the opposite problem that all the skill you can take only makes you twice as good as having no skill whatsoever. 4E works well for tasks of moderate difficulty, 3E for very hard or easy.
May
26
comment What happens when a monster that has swallowed a PC is transformed via Slimy Transmutation?
@Wilerson - Slimy Transmutation is affecting who-knows-how-many creatures--all sorts of internal parasites, bacteria (if they exist in the game world), a gullet of little fish that have been swallowed, ticks attached to the outside, etc.. If you are a parasite or a meal, you effectively count as part of the creature.
May
26
answered What do temporary hitpoints represent, and how to roleplay them?
May
26
answered What happens when a monster that has swallowed a PC is transformed via Slimy Transmutation?
May
24
revised How could towns restrain a magic user?
added 2 characters in body; added 231 characters in body
May
23
answered How could towns restrain a magic user?
May
21
comment Is there a tool to make custom character sheets?
Someone could write a really nice character sheet package for LaTeX. I'm not aware that anyone has, though.
May
10
comment How do I increase resistance to drain?
Just as an aside--when SR4 changed the dice mechanics, they also made it a lot harder to avoid drain at least occasionally. I'm not sure the designers fully intended things to be this way, but nonetheless your options are fairly limited in SR4 even for easy summons. Perhaps try to do your summoning whenever possible at times when you can recover from drain?
May
6
answered What would you pick as the “four elements” of mind?
May
5
answered Explain why Ubiquity doesn't have an asymmetrical bell curve like most dice pool systems?
Apr
26
revised Suggestions for decreasing metagaming and increasing player immersion?
added 34 characters in body
Apr
26
answered How to deal with broken combos?
Apr
26
comment Suggestions for decreasing metagaming and increasing player immersion?
If the simulation is good, the players can largely forget about it and focus on the story. If it's bad, then either (1) the mechanics will cause something crazy to happen, or (2) the players will realize the mechanics can make something crazy happen that benefits them, and will do it (or at least will spend a lot of effort looking).
Apr
26
answered Suggestions for decreasing metagaming and increasing player immersion?
Apr
22
answered How to maximize the opportunities of roleplaying military rank in a PC group, while minimizing the limitations on the players
Apr
16
answered Are there any official guidelines for Shadowrun payouts?
Apr
16
awarded  Scholar
Apr
16
accepted Systems with a dice mechanic that handles very easy and very difficult tasks