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comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
+1. Trust your players. Treat them like adults and they'll act appropriately.
Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
8
comment How can I plan, prepare, and enforce an episodic structure?
Examples provided in edit. I also commented on what I meant by cliffhangers (hint: I didn't really mean cliffhanger.)
Apr
8
revised How can I plan, prepare, and enforce an episodic structure?
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Apr
7
answered How can I plan, prepare, and enforce an episodic structure?
Apr
6
answered How can I encourage my players to give me plot hooks?
Mar
31
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
24
comment How should GM deal with 'standing orders'?
@jhocking (sorry for the delayed reaction, but...) that's an example I actually used and it was really subtle but major clue.
Mar
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Most levels of Cleric recommended?
Mar
1
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
1
comment How should I budget for ally/third party NPCs in 4e combats?
I haven't heard of this type of activity tracking before. Are the players aware you do it? Does it change how they play?
Mar
1
comment How should I budget for ally/third party NPCs in 4e combats?
Does this apply when the NPCs are under their own leadership? If orcs attack in the night, the town watch raises the alarm, and the PCs run in to help, I would not penalize those NPCs guards for following PC orders. (I'm not asking to nitpick, I'm just curious if you'd apply this rule in this case as well or if there's another one for this situation.)
Feb
28
answered Is it a good idea to give our GM ideas/puzzles/riddles for his campaign?
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on My player characters abandoned an NPC and I want them to feel the consequences
Feb
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I have non-Euclidean dungeons in non-magic settings?
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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comment Coming up with a numbering system for an 'omni-die'
Glad you like! I like the shapes on the corners way better than my idea. Two concerns with this design - how will those shapes look on a printed die? Does the detail show up or will they all look like dots? Also, will two digits fit on the 10, 11, and 12 faces?
Feb
1
answered Coming up with a numbering system for an 'omni-die'
Jan
31
answered Dealing with players smarter than me?