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Sep
8
comment How do I challenge my PCs who fight every battle like Mongol horse archers?
A long running battle between two teams of archers, covering large distances, seems like a cool and dramatic scene. "Finally, the last of the enemy horsemen drops off their mount. You stop, riders and horses both exhausted, and look back at where you started this battle, already out of sight over the horizon. It's a long walk back but the victory makes it a sweet one."
Sep
8
comment How do I challenge my PCs who fight every battle like Mongol horse archers?
+1 for "Let them enjoy it while it lasted". Players should be rewarded for coming up with cool solutions.
Aug
27
comment Giving inspiration after a nice night of sleep and good food?
I've had some great sleeps in barns, woolsheds, and the like. Animal noises do not keep me awake and a pile of hay is a nice bed. There's no reason why a night in a good stable should be any less restful than a bed. Some characters (barbarians, rangers, druids) might prefer it. Then again, this doesnt apply to a draughty, smelly, wet barn full of rodents.
Aug
26
comment At what level should you start players joining an ongoing game?
Another vote here for running a side campaign with level 1 characters. You need to teach this player how to roleplay before you give them a level 9 character.
Aug
19
revised How can I deal with character classes and builds so specific they don't fit in with the group?
added 790 characters in body
Aug
19
answered How can I deal with character classes and builds so specific they don't fit in with the group?
Aug
18
comment How can I handle conflicts between my disdainful druid and characters who might provoke them?
I like the idea of the player asking other players for help with their character. You are not your character (the message of the "My Guy" syndrome linked elsewhere in this question).
Aug
8
comment How to build a tank out of the fighter class
+1 for "enemies will ignore you". "Tanking" is a concept from computer games that have an "aggro" mechanic. There is no equivalent in D&D 3.5.
Aug
6
comment What is “my guy syndrome”?
Another answer on this site used the phrase "conspire with the players against the characters". I think something similar applies here. You, the player, could say to the other players, "Hey, my guy would totally just blow up the ship, but that would be a short and boring adventure, but I can't think of a way to justify not doing it. Any ideas"
Jul
31
answered Make NPCs hard to interrogate
Jul
25
comment How should I handle a door the players know is trapped, but the characters don't?
Another answer on this site used a phrase like "The GM whould conspire with the players against their characters." That is, deliberately give the players information that their characters don't know and trust them not to metagame.
Jul
22
comment Can PCs hide motivations from the DM?
I agree on the alignment comment. Swearing false oaths is not Lawful behaviour.
Jul
15
comment How to deal with lack of downtime as a wizard?
Agreed. Every class requires downtime. Swords need sharpening, leather (whether armour straps or weapon binding or boots or saddles) needs cleaning and oiling, cloth needs laundering. Horses, in particular, need a lot of downtime. Sure, the PCs could be paying for these services but they still need to be sitting around waiting for the tailor or weaponsmith or groom to finish. After all, Craft checks to repair items are made daily or weekly, not hourly.
Jun
24
comment What sort of behaviors would an Intelligence of 2 dictate for an animal?
In other words, a wolf. However, I'm not sure I'd put wolves in real life as high as pack 9, so you may want to play these like the wolves in horror movies.
Jun
4
revised RPGs about human commandos fighting aliens like in X-Com?
Added link to Eden Studios online store
Jun
4
suggested suggested edit on RPGs about human commandos fighting aliens like in X-Com?
Jun
4
comment RPGs about human commandos fighting aliens like in X-Com?
There is a GURPS worldbook for ConX. I've read it but not played it, so I don't know how well it works in practice.
May
27
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
29
answered Where can I find resources to create a realistic castle dungeon?
Apr
13
answered How does Charm Person work?