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You can't do that! It's contrary to the specific levels of immersion and simulationism that I like!

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Dec
12
revised What Do I Need to Know to Run a Mountaineering Adventure on Nanga Parbat in 1970?
1970 as a tag doesn't seem like it's going to be terribly useful.
Dec
11
comment How to create a D&D 3.5 player character race for Poison Elves
IIRC, +STR is considered more expensive in D&D 3.x than other stats. Usually races with a bonus to STR have two or more penalties to compensate.
Dec
11
awarded  Quorum
Dec
10
revised Is it practical to run a weekly lunch-hour game of D&D with my coworkers?
edited title
Dec
10
revised How should a “scoundrel's” reputation be handled in 7th Sea?
deleted 2 characters in body
Dec
9
awarded  Precognitive
Dec
8
comment How do I adjudicate the natural tendency for hikers to spread in D&D 4e?
This should port pretty easily to 4E. The only real change needed (other than tweaking the numbers a bit) is that Survival/Luck becomes Dungeoneering/Nature/Religion/Arcana (depending on the terrain being walked through).
Dec
8
comment How can I encourage my D&D Encounters group to do more role playing?
-1 -- "Your system sucks for that" as an answer on its own feels like bad form. I'd rather see something like this as a comment on an answer, or attached to an answer that addresses the question.
Dec
8
awarded  Critic
Dec
8
revised Depictions of 19th c Vienna for a chronicle
Added the vampire-requiem tag back in. That specific setting may impact the history involved.
Dec
8
comment How do I adjudicate the natural tendency for hikers to spread in D&D 4e?
@Adam Dray I think he wants to take it to the point where some characters are not present for the encounter at all unless they make their perception checks.
Dec
8
comment How do I adjudicate the natural tendency for hikers to spread in D&D 4e?
I think the reason he's worrying about it is for encounters that occur during the journey. In other words, he doesn't want every wilderness encounter to occur with all the PCs clumped together in a six by three square.
Dec
6
comment Can a creature inside a Stinking Cloud make an Opportunity Attack against a creature outside of it?
This also means that someone attacking OUT of the cloud has to deal with the penalty as well... Because their targets are "totally obscured" (i.e. they can't see them).
Dec
6
comment Can a creature inside a Stinking Cloud make an Opportunity Attack against a creature outside of it?
I believe it's worded the way it is so that you can't shoot an arrow at a target on the far side of a cloud. By definition anyone in or blocked by the cloud has total concealment because they are "invisible, in a totally obscured square, or in a heavily obscured square and not adjacent to you." Because LoS is broken, they are "totally obscured", even to people in melee with them.
Dec
6
revised How do I catch a Player Character up to the rest of the group after returning from an extended hiatus?
added 10 characters in body
Dec
6
revised Do “On Critical Strike” effects continue to chain off of each other?
deleted 1 characters in body
Dec
3
revised How do I catch a Player Character up to the rest of the group after returning from an extended hiatus?
Hopefully captures the specific aspect of "handling" a bit better for the post-edit version.
Dec
3
answered How do I catch a Player Character up to the rest of the group after returning from an extended hiatus?
Dec
3
comment How do I catch a Player Character up to the rest of the group after returning from an extended hiatus?
Re: Edit -- Are you asking for in-game roleplaying explanations, or something more mechanical? I guess, based on your own answer, the raw mechanics of it, but that seems like it should be system specific.
Dec
3
comment How do I catch a Player Character up to the rest of the group after returning from an extended hiatus?
IMO, this is a case where RP should be written to serve OOC, so I wouldn't use that as a disclaimer. The other thing to watch out for is that (in 4th Edition D&D in particular), generated characters often have a bit better gear than leveled characters. If it's close, don't worry about it, but if it's too much higher than the group, it could be an issue.