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PhD student at Northeastern University, studying energy policy. Been running tabletop games for over twenty years. I tend to prefer grittier games (oWoD, Silhouette, L5R) which force more character-oriented narratives than action-oriented ones (Who you are versus what you did or killed).


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awarded  Nice Question
Nov
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answered How do you handle multiple actions that do not require dice-pools?
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answered What skill would you use to determine a scent?
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answered Intelligent PC's and differing realms of knowledge
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comment My starting players miss a lot against enemies
@Jeff - ISTR it also adds +1 to fear saves in 3.5, but even without, it's essentially +1 weapons to every member of your party and it's got a huge radius of effect, too. At-KRyan - sure, if you're optimizing. The situation the OP was asking about, however, doesn't involve optimized characters - he's got a barb, in rage, pushing +6 at 2nd level. And he's got party members swinging +2s around. Under those conditions, Bless is very good effect for the cost.
Nov
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comment My starting players miss a lot against enemies
Bless isn't a 'lowly' +1. +1 when you're otherwise mustering +3 is actually a substantial improvement. You're going from a 35% hit rate to 40%, and it boosts your whole party plus has side benefits. Bless is a wonderful spell for firsties. The flanking/charging/knockdown advice is also very solid, here. +1 for that. It gives low-level fights much more of a 'sloppy brawl' feel, which is fine, they're still novice at all this. I'm less excited by the suggestion of alchemist's fire, if only because it gets expensive and firsties aren't known for deep pockets, either.
Nov
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comment Effect of modern society's exposure to the improbable on Paradoxes
+1 for "Silence Adam and Jamie." I may have to make a mage game called "Adam and Jamie must die."
Nov
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comment Tactics for Battle of Albridge
Yaay! Glad I could help!
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answered Tactics for Battle of Albridge
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comment Since there are actually Trolls in Shadowrun, is there another word used for “Trolling” a forum?
Solid, well reasoned answer. +1
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