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RPG player and DM since 1981. Game systems too many to name, but biggest influences are D&D (Basic set with B1 to 4E, not missed any major edition in-between), Runequest, Rolemaster, Werewolf The Apocalypse.


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comment Is there a pattern for d8 dice?
@Ilmari Karonen: That's good logic. I'm going to have to double-check now, my original thinking was just finding an N!/M! style formula that made sense to me and fit 2 for a 6-sided die :-)
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comment Are there any rules for jumping/falling attacks such as jumping from a ledge or table?
I would personally count the rules on p42 DMG as RAW (although question is not tagged rules-as-written in any case). Although "it's just a vertical Charge" works just fine for me as well.
Apr
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comment When does combat advantage end with push effects and deadly draw?
@telandor: For all rules purposes, measure distances in 4E by counting squares, not by measuring distance to centre of squares. By that, all adjacent squares are the same distance away, and you cannot push (or pull) a target from one adjacent square to another.
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comment As a newbie DM, is it OK to borrow plots from MMOs for my game?
+1 for "avoid railroading". Over-planned and fixed plot risks annoying players that may be expecting more agency for their characters. It doesn't matter how great that same piece of plot was in a book/film/computer game if the players resent their characters being puppets.
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answered How do I remove a poorly-designed rule without my players feeling cheated?
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comment How do we tell our new GM that we don't like some elements of his campaign?
For "difficult" conversations: If you have any player/friend with reasonable acting skills, the group can practice with that player acting as the person you want to talk to, and feel out a few approaches to the conversation - when it is not the actual person, but a proxy then you can try many times, and check afterwards how it felt to be on either side, and whether the correct message came across.
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comment Help Needed With Probability Math for 2d10
@C.Ross: Yes I have not covered distribution amongst multiple abilities. I'll wait for now, as it adds another layer of complexity and the question is on hold. Probability questions AFAIK are OK in both stats and math stack exchange sites. math.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/probability looks quite active (and in fact there's the OP's question asked and answered)
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comment Help Needed With Probability Math for 2d10
@Sardathrion: Yes ok, it was just as easy, and agrees with the result.
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