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answered How can I roleplay a character more manipulative than myself?
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comment Which Necromancy Path would make my Giovanni more effective in combat?
@Shaamaan It's not said. All you have is that they have zero on all Social attributes, which makes them unhuman. But the text doesn't make distinction between fresh and old corpses. I'd said a fresh corpse, well covered (specially the eyes) and well perfumed could pass a clumsy bodyguard, as long as no one interacts with him. He will seem a weirdo, and maybe call attention, but I think it could work for a while, if the disguise is good. Nothing is said about movement, so I think it doesn't walk like a zombie.
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comment Which Necromancy Path would make my Giovanni more effective in combat?
+1 for the wraith option. The Wraith advantage can be huge, if you can have one that interacts with you enemies or their weapons. Better than direct action.
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actually answering the question
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circumvent the ghoul problem
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answered Which Necromancy Path would make my Giovanni more effective in combat?
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answered What to do when a player dislikes his character, that is vital for the story?
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comment Did I overstep my power as DM?
@Jason_c_o I said nothing about killing characters by arbitrary DM's decisions. I talked more about their players decisions. Also I didn't say to never acknowledge the dice. I said not to kill a character only because of bad luck.
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comment When should a GM roll behind the GM Screen?
@OpaCitiZen I recommended not to roll because I generally only make meaningful rolls. So, if one is not meaningful because you are going to fudge the result, it's better it's not done. In your specific example, not rolling can cause perjudicial effect on your player, so you make the roll because it's meaningful. It depends on the GM style how to resolve that specific situation, so I provided two alternatives, but rolling and ignoring the inconvenient resul doesn't seem fair to me. That way players can always suspect on any hidden roll. Ok, if that work for you, but personally i'm against.
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comment When should a GM roll behind the GM Screen?
@OpaCitiZen in both cases you are railroading. The difference is that in my approach you are being sincere to your players, and being truthful should be a value on itself. Even if you warn your players you will cheat sometimes (which is better than not warning them), you are discrediting yourself and your players won't never know which hidden roll they can trust. In your example you could rule that he survived after the damage roll, or you could even offer your player to choose between direct unconsciousness or rolling a damage that could result in death.
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answered When should a GM roll behind the GM Screen?
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comment Where does the Transform Vampires/Werewolves into lawn furniture rote come from?
After reading your answer (thanks) I figure that the Werewolf thing had no special reason, but was a derivation of the vampire story. Still a very powerful mage could do the thing if he has the appropriate spheres, I guess, but I also think that the number of successes can be ridicule.
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comment Where does the Transform Vampires/Werewolves into lawn furniture rote come from?
Now I remember I read that article on the Book of Shadows. I forgot. But I had the impression that the article was using a reference instead of making up the effect.
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