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Sep
12
answered Using Org-Mode for Player and DM Notes?
Sep
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
9
comment How to handle lack of PC communication?
aramis, what kind of information dispensing do they prefer? I've seen players who are too lazy to read a cheat sheet, but I haven't seen any that outright rebel against them.
Sep
8
answered How to handle lack of PC communication?
Sep
7
accepted How do you handle verbal exchanges between NPCs without taking the PCs out of the spotlight?
Sep
7
comment How do you handle verbal exchanges between NPCs without taking the PCs out of the spotlight?
I've done that before with minor NPCs. How well does it work when major NPCs are given to the players? How about when the major NPCs have secrets in their scripts? I love the idea in theory, but I'd hate to give a player an NPC's secret but have the rest of the PCs fail to worm the secret out of the NPC.
Sep
6
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
6
comment How do you handle verbal exchanges between NPCs without taking the PCs out of the spotlight?
@Kromey, I like the idea but I'm hesitant to use a script. Whenever the players see me reading something they instinctively shut up, as though what I've written is already set in stone. I'd like them to be able to interject, and (with my players) a script discourages that.
Sep
6
asked How do you handle verbal exchanges between NPCs without taking the PCs out of the spotlight?
Sep
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
31
answered How to avoid the feeling of railroading in my campaign pregame?
Aug
26
answered How do you compensate your game master?
Aug
20
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
19
answered How do I allow player agency in situations with predetermined outcomes?
Aug
11
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
4
answered What steps should I go about to balance a character class?
Jul
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to implement a stealth based instant-kill system
Jul
28
answered How to implement a stealth based instant-kill system
Jul
28
answered What can I do to make playing a long D&D session more comfortable?
Jul
27
answered How do I integrate Obsidian Portal into my campaign?