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For questions that are explicitly not restricted to any one particular system or rules, where the asker wants solutions to the question that are not directly tied to a game's mechanics.

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RPG Geek contains a phenomenally huge list of RPGs - over 4,600 at the time of writing. Among them are quite a few RPGs that can support non-sci fi, non-fantasy, non-horror games. In fact, Fiasco, the …
answered Feb 2 '14 by doppelgreener
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The past tense is smote, as you've noted. You can also say someone's been smitten, but that just as often means "in love", so use with caution or to comedic effect. Yes, "smited" is just plain incorr …
answered Feb 2 '16 by doppelgreener
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A great way to introduce your players to D&D's mechanics is to just let them roleplay at first. As players, it will be their job to work out what they want to do - as Dungeon Master, it will be your j …
answered Dec 6 '12 by doppelgreener
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Represent your languages with a visually distinct set of colours. As a group, create a shared set of colours you'll apply from then on. Agree what colour represents, say, Dwarven, and have everyone u …
answered Jan 5 '13 by doppelgreener
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Basically, it's a bunch of vials of acid, alchemist fire, and the like, wrapped up together in a fine-mesh net, attached to a staff with rope, and wielded in a similar fashion to a mace. Spoony, …
answered Nov 21 '12 by doppelgreener
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Use Chaotic Shiny's Civilisation Generator. Setting-agnostic: Yes. It covers a few date ranges from the past to the future, and is generically applicable enough. Scalable: Yes. As you take this smal …
answered Apr 15 '14 by doppelgreener
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Reward him. Your player is playing his character smart, not hard. He's being clever and resourceful. He's considering what his character would do in character. I wish I had players like the one playi …
answered Oct 25 '12 by doppelgreener
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You're not a "problem player", but you're not enjoying the game and you need to look out for yourself and your mental and emotional health. Go see a psychologist or psychiatrist. A general practition …
answered Nov 13 '16 by doppelgreener
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So, how do I get out of the vicious circle? Stop doing the thing that's causing it. You diagnosed this yourself: It's probably the worst issue I have as a Game Master, I think of a Game, I wr …
answered Jul 22 '14 by doppelgreener
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Let's simplify this scenario to what it amounts to: there's a button, and the players want to push it, and they're not sure what will happen, but you alone know that if they push it they die. Right n …
answered Jun 16 '15 by doppelgreener