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comment What techniques can help players reach consensus quickly on group actions?
@KorvinStarmast - To step back a bit: it's tricky to balance this question. The other users of this site can't vote on whether an answer helps my particular group unless they happen to be in it. But they can assess whether an answer lists techniques that come from a qualified source, and have some demonstrated success elsewhere. So, I've tried to extract what I think are clear and generic aspects of the problem and give suggestions for how answers can be qualified. I didn't think the demographic of the group is one of those aspects, but hey, it might be.
Aug
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comment What techniques can help players reach consensus quickly on group actions?
@KorvinStarmast - To directly answer your question: we're all adults.
Aug
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comment What techniques can help players reach consensus quickly on group actions?
@KorvinStarmast - I'd favour a technique that involves both "sides" (ie. there's a part the DM does, and a part the players do), but I'd be happy with either. Of course, even a tool designed solely for use by DM would require buy-in from the players; and conversely, a tool for use by players might need occasional enforcement by the DM. Personally I'm a player in this scenario, but I think it makes the most sense to consider this question being asked on behalf of a DM.
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comment What techniques can help players reach consensus quickly on group actions?
Don't get too hung up on the "whitelist" (as @Miniman put it) in the question — the point is that it's an SE site and should conform to the usual rules re. answers being generally applicable. Hence the phrasing "might include," "some or all of," etc. It doesn't include all possible ways you could qualify an answer, just what I saw as the most viable. I would love it if people with experience talked about how well something works, but it can't be the only thing that justifies an answer.
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comment What techniques can help players reach consensus quickly on group actions?
Just a note about a possible duplicate: How can I avoid players spending too much time planning? — I feel like that question is mostly relevant to situations where the players have already decided to do a thing, and want to hatch elaborate and intricate plans for the honest-to-goodness action involved (combat, getaways, etc). My question is more about quickly reaching consensus for group decisions in the first place.
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comment Does flanking always grant advantage, or is it up to discussion?
Another drawback is that it undermines the "specialness" of the rogue's sneak attack trigger, albeit in a minor way. When adding optional rules, it's often worth considering whether it overlaps with, and therefore reduces the value of, a class/racial/feat perk that already exists.
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comment How can I convert D&D Next Saving Throws into Defences?
@GMNoob - I hadn't actually done the maths, I just assumed the different offsets would cancel out. How big is the difference?
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comment How can I convert D&D Next Saving Throws into Defences?
Just to clarify: these variant rules were published after the other answers were given.
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revised What are the objective benefits of using an official character sheet vs writing things down yourself on a piece of paper if you are a new DnD player?
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