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Don't turn the internet back on for a rules question. If you can't find it in the books at hand, within about 5 minutes (many groups would feel even this is too long) then have the DM make a ruling on the spot. Make it understood that this is a one-time ruling, and when the proper rule is found after the session that it will be used going forward. But, more important right now is to keep the session moving. If the rule is so obscure that it can't be found within a few minutes, then it is probably not significant enough to really affect the overall scene. Much of this is also "player preparedness". If you're going to use obscure rules as part of your character idea, then it's up to you to know where those rules are found.

Don't turn the internet back on for a rules question. If you can't find it in the books at hand, within about 5 minutes (many groups would feel even this is too long) then have the DM make a ruling on the spot. Make it understood that this is a one-time ruling, and when the proper rule is found after the session that it will be used going forward.

Don't turn the internet back on for a rules question. If you can't find it in the books at hand, within about 5 minutes (many groups would feel even this is too long) then have the DM make a ruling on the spot. Make it understood that this is a one-time ruling, and when the proper rule is found after the session that it will be used going forward. But, more important right now is to keep the session moving. If the rule is so obscure that it can't be found within a few minutes, then it is probably not significant enough to really affect the overall scene. Much of this is also "player preparedness". If you're going to use obscure rules as part of your character idea, then it's up to you to know where those rules are found.

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  1. Everyone thinks it's a good idea, and it would be great to improve teamwork.

  2. No one thinks that what they are doing is really contributing to the problem.

  3. This applies to you tooThis applies to you too, "looking at facebook when it isn't my turn." If one person is doing it, this gives all the other players permission to do it also. And if none of the players are focusing, why should the DM either?

  1. Everyone thinks it's a good idea, and it would be great to improve teamwork.

  2. No one thinks that what they are doing is really contributing to the problem.

  3. This applies to you too, "looking at facebook when it isn't my turn." If one person is doing it, this gives all the other players permission to do it also. And if none of the players are focusing, why should the DM either?

  1. Everyone thinks it's a good idea, and it would be great to improve teamwork.

  2. No one thinks that what they are doing is really contributing to the problem.

  3. This applies to you too, "looking at facebook when it isn't my turn." If one person is doing it, this gives all the other players permission to do it also. And if none of the players are focusing, why should the DM either?

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KillTurn off the internet during the game. Whether you actually turn the internet duringwifi off, or simply have everyone turn on "airplane mode" depends on the gamegroup, and who else is using the same wifi network. But making sure that no one at the table uses internet is important. No facebook, imgur, silly cat videos, etc. for anyone at the table. This includes any other kinds of games as well.

I also prefer digital rulebooks whenever possible. One laptop is so much lighter than dozens of rulebooks. Also, physical books don't have a search function to make rules lookup easier.

Don't turn the internet back on for a rules question. If you can't find it in the books at hand, within about 5 minutes (many groups would feel even this is too long) then have the DM make a ruling on the spot. Make it understood that this is a one-time ruling, and when the proper rule is found after the session that it will be used going forward.

Kill the internet during the game. No facebook, imgur, silly cat videos, etc. for anyone at the table. This includes any other kinds of games as well.

I also prefer digital rulebooks whenever possible. One laptop is so much lighter than dozens of rulebooks. Also, physical books don't have a search function to make rules lookup easier.

Turn off the internet during the game. Whether you actually turn the wifi off, or simply have everyone turn on "airplane mode" depends on the group, and who else is using the same wifi network. But making sure that no one at the table uses internet is important. No facebook, imgur, silly cat videos, etc. for anyone at the table. This includes any other kinds of games as well.

I also prefer digital rulebooks whenever possible. One laptop is so much lighter than dozens of rulebooks. Also, physical books don't have a search function to make rules lookup easier.

Don't turn the internet back on for a rules question. If you can't find it in the books at hand, within about 5 minutes (many groups would feel even this is too long) then have the DM make a ruling on the spot. Make it understood that this is a one-time ruling, and when the proper rule is found after the session that it will be used going forward.

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