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What are good ways to resolve intense intra-party conflict without PvP?

Are there options for the DM - who wants everyone to be able play the character they want to play without intra-party conflict? Not really. This sort of radical anarchy introduces unsolvable ...
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Player conflict - not sure if I’m taking it too personally

Maybe you're asking the wrong question We play games to have fun. What you're describing — tilt, doubt and rumination — is not fun. You play Pathfinder for bright characters and epic adventures, not ...
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How do I deal with a player who gets offended when other players get to loot first?

It is not your fault The player in question is acting irrationally here. He is arriving at conclusions, which are simply not true and getting emotional about them. I have met such people and have ...
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What are good ways to resolve intense intra-party conflict without PvP?

Your DM is stripping the players of agency It is a fundamental right that each player decides what their character wants to do. When one player has his character act in a way that is opposed to what ...
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IC conflicts, OC hurt feelings, how did you overcome group conflicts as a player?

This is not the answer you're hoping for but, unfortunately, there is vast incompatibility with your playstyle and the rest of the group. Since every single one of the group either does not care or ...
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Fate conflicts are taking too long due to players stacking advantages

Advantages shouldn't just be mechanical gatherings of numbers, they should meaningfully advance the story. Aspects, created by that move, are always true. which means they have narrative weight in the ...
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How can my group move on from believing there is a traitor in their midst when there isn't?

You're too late to rebuild trust...but why do it at all? This is probably an answer you don't want to hear, but you've spent the campaign up until now with Strahd turning the players against each ...
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What are good ways to resolve intense intra-party conflict without PvP?

You can't have both of these things. You state: the DM is committed to everyone playing whatever character they want without antagonism between group members. While a laudable goal, this is sadly an ...
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IC conflicts, OC hurt feelings, how did you overcome group conflicts as a player?

If you have the backing of the DM, and his agreement in advance try this: Next time the other characters upset your character, have your character storm off and leave the group. Make sure you don't ...
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How do I deal with a player who gets offended when other players get to loot first?

Not your fault. It sounds like the rogue's player doesn't really get that it is a game and/or that he has not really grasped that he shouldn't act like a child anymore. He clearly wants to control, to ...
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Can't I just attack the unarmored mice?

Once you're in a conflict, it's your GM team (or teams) in conflict with the Players' team (or teams). Both the GM and Players' teams are privately choosing the three actions they want to perform in ...
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What do I do if my group isn't gelling?

D&D may be the wrong way for you to spend time with this person D&D is not bowling or trivia night at the bar. It isn't always a good way to "hang out in a light, fun way." Certainly ...
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Player conflict - not sure if I’m taking it too personally

Encryptor makes excellent points, and I agree thoroughly with that answer. I would like to add something actionable for the table, though. I'm not sure what your group's playstyle is, but it seems ...
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What are good ways to resolve intense intra-party conflict without PvP?

You need to sit down and talk with your DM NOW. You said this is his "first time he is DM-ing" and this is one of the pitfalls new DM's fall into. They think they want player to be be free ...
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IC conflicts, OC hurt feelings, how did you overcome group conflicts as a player?

As someone who has played in... 5 different groups I guess (with some overlap, both time-wise and player-wise), 3 of which I still play (one bi-weekly, others like bi-annually...). While I don't see ...
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When is it hammer time?

Weapons exist at a mechanical level separate from both fists and guns. In the "Belongings" step of character creation, p.27, one of the things given is "a big knife 1d8". (Specifically, it's a "holy ...
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Fate conflicts are taking too long due to players stacking advantages

As a Fate GM, you shouldn't be nickel-and-diming Advantages in conflicts. There are actually three separate vectors here that have all plotted a collision course with your game to make it less ...
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How can my group move on from believing there is a traitor in their midst when there isn't?

Get an NPC to cast zone of truth The traditional solution to this problem is to cast zone of truth: the caster can confirm when someone makes their save, and then they can say things that are ...
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IC conflicts, OC hurt feelings, how did you overcome group conflicts as a player?

I've had a few times where I got tired of being the voice of reason in the group. What I found that worked was to roleplay my character correctly: my character got tired of hanging out with the rest ...
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Can't I just attack the unarmored mice?

It's an abstraction. Asking "Why can't I just attack the unarmored mice?" is no more or less valid a question than "Why can't the unarmored mice just hide behind their armored friends so they don't ...
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Can you concede to a wild animal?

Only if the wild animal is playing Fate with you. (Please don't play RPGs with wild animals.) Concession, as a mechanic, specifically faces outward to the real people playing. It's explicitly about ...
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How can my group move on from believing there is a traitor in their midst when there isn't?

They want a way to wring the truth from one another, and I want to help them with that, RaW. Frame challenge: Why? I've never played this adventure, but it seems like sowing mistrust among the party ...
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Running away from a conflict

When the hurting stops, the conflict stops. Sounds like starting a chase contest to me! This is a completely fine thing to do if you don't have to have total narrative control of your opponents to get ...
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What are good ways to resolve intense intra-party conflict without PvP?

There are several answers that deal with handling the social contract with the DM. I agree with them, and you really should resolve it with the DM. However, there is an option available to the ...
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What are good ways to resolve intense intra-party conflict without PvP?

Join to the dark side, because they have cookies DM favor The problem player has made it abundantly clear that they want to play chaotic evil and act with arbitrary violence, spurred by their greed, ...
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What does a more Careful player going first in a mental Conflict represent narratively?

The "danger" is the ensuing conflict where one or more opponents are going to try and take you out. For mental conflicts, using Careful to determine turn order rewards those who pay attention to what ...
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How can I make battles to the death less random?

Sure, the GM can have a goal like Kill the Mice. That's part of the conversation between the GM and players when setting Conflict Goals at the start of the conflict. The players have to agree to the ...
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Running away from a conflict

Technically, this is conceding the conflict. If the opposition (the GM) accepts it, then the conflict ends on the player's terms. If they (you?) don't accept, then the conflict continues. Now the PC ...
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How do I deal with a player who gets offended when other players get to loot first?

It sounds like your group needs to agree on a system for loot division. There are many such systems in the world. The D&D 3.5 PHB has a recommended system in which players bid gold pieces for ...
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If you lose both Conflicts, does your Protagonist get two new Features?

The Antag winning does not mean the Protag loses. Remember the rules of Intent (p.32): the Intents of the players may not be mutually exclusive, and for you dad-jokers in the audience, read that "may ...
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