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I have a level 13 shadow-assassin thief and zephyr-blade battlemind, a level 8 sorceress and barbarian. also I've been DMing for a few months.

I've been trying to adapt D&D 4e to a more sci-fi setting, and have been looking at D20 modern and homebrew stuff. I see DMing as a chance to play with writing stories and getting interactive feedback.

I'm often curious in how other groups handle various minutia, and ask questions about that.

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Apr
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comment Do you generally do anything with a creature's remains?
oh, ah, yeah, that's the ticket.
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comment Do you generally do anything with a creature's remains?
Most role-players leave dead bodies everywhere, their just careful not to look at them.
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revised How do I deal with my players not roleplaying at all?
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comment Near future in GURPS
There are some 4e books for transhuman space, but not a base rule book for transhuman space that is still 3e.
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revised How does a DM deal with characters leveling up too quickly for the module, due to side-quests/ random encounters?
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Jan
31
comment What are the perils of having the players play themselves as characters?
I play a lot RPGs and some individual encounters as if I were placed in that situation with my current set of morals and values as a sort of psychological experiment. I think it's interesting to think about how different personalities might make different decisions based on the same input. Thinking about things from your own perspective creates a nice baseline.
Jan
16
comment GM attacking a recently stabilized ally: is this allowed?
@BESW - The idea that thematically 1st level heroes have more power than gods, seems pretty awkward to me. If I was in the Vietnam War and my wounded enemies started healing miraculously around me and rising, I would start going for head shots and double taps.
Jan
16
comment GM attacking a recently stabilized ally: is this allowed?
Good answer, but I take a little issue with the idea that finishing off downed opponents is a "poor tactical choice". If one lives in a world where the gravest injuries are healed in an instant, finishing off a down opponent is the obvious, perhaps the most important tactical choice any mildly intelligent fighting monster with a will to live can make. I'm not saying a DM should ever kill their players, but leaving a dying enemy alive in a world of instant magical healing is tactically absurd. In combat it always makes sense to press home an advantage whenever it is granted.
Jan
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comment How does a DM deal with characters leveling up too quickly for the module, due to side-quests/ random encounters?
Put the last paragraph first, I think it reads a little better, but I'm not married to it.