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Apr
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comment How do we tell our new GM that we don't like some elements of his campaign?
Good answer. When delivering this kind of news, I use LCS. "L" Here's what we Like about what you're doing. "C" here's some Concerns we have. "S" here are our Suggestions for how we can all have more fun.
Mar
31
comment The Mysteries of AD&D 1e Initiative
The advantages of acting and reacting tend to balance out somewhat, although in more brutal versions like AD&D 1e winning initiative is better than losing it. Sure the reactor has greater knowledge by the time they finally act, but first they've got to survive the actions of the one who won the inititive. As for contradictions, planning an action, then changing your tactics because of what someone else did isn't a contradiction, it's combat. Think of this less as a chess game and more like a snowball fight...
Mar
31
answered How much are the players supposed to know?
Feb
27
comment Storytelling with lie detection
In addition to uncomfortable and obvious, you might add "socially unacceptable" or even down-right illegal in some cultures, perhaps lumped in with mind-reading and charms.
Feb
20
answered Being a more “flexible” Dungeon Master
Feb
19
comment How I figure what dice I need to attain a certain curve?
Just in case your "Related" list didn't pull this one up, you can also check out this post: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/15971/…
Feb
19
answered The use of an intelligent magical item. When is it appropriate and how powerful should it be?
Feb
10
answered Where can I find other RPG players?
Feb
7
answered How do I support an anxious friend's introduction to Role-Playing?
Feb
3
comment What reason would there be for a ruler to forgo having himself resurrected?
Not a RAW element, but something else to keep in mind is that, wealth and social class differences aside, large groups tend to be ruled by "one of their own". Once you've become something radically different, you're facing increased pressures of rebellion as it gives dissidents a strong foundation in which to anchor the underpinnings of a revolt. Now you could take that as a reason not to go this route, or just fold it into your plot hooks...
Feb
3
comment Coming up with a numbering system for an 'omni-die'
Not sure how much more fiddling this needs, but I noticed that you can reduce it to only 4 faces with 2 pairs if you replace row 5 with (1 5 5 5) and row 13 with (1 1 5 1), and replace row 6 with (2 2 6 2) and row 14 with (2 6 6 6).
Jan
31
answered Modeling character emotions and stress
Jan
31
revised Am I handling Natural Weapons incorrectly?
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Jan
31
comment Am I handling Natural Weapons incorrectly?
@ KRyan I confess, the bulk of my experience stops at 3.5. Hadn't seen the Natural Attacks table with the Secondary/Primary listings. Thx for the head's up.
Jan
31
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Jan
31
revised Am I handling Natural Weapons incorrectly?
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Jan
30
answered Am I handling Natural Weapons incorrectly?
Jan
16
comment Useless Opportunities in Cortex-Plus
Sorry, to clarify, you can create a "stepped-up" resource on the fly, but as near as I can tell, not step up an existing resource.
Jan
16
answered Useless Opportunities in Cortex-Plus
Jan
16
comment Useless Opportunities in Cortex-Plus
Technically, in Heroic you can activate a Watcher-rolled opportunity to step up an existing asset or create a resource on the fly (page OM12), but there's no rule in the basic rulebook for stepping up a resource in this way.