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If I run a game of Paranoia, will knowing the rules lead to a worse experience if/when I participate as a player in the future?
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Know the rules while swearing up and down that you don't know the rules. Paranoia 2nd edition has this to say about players and the rules (pg 20): Only gamemasters are cleared to read the Ultraviolet ...

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How do I learn new tool proficiencies?
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The short answer is "yes, in downtime." Player's Handbook Training in new tool proficiencies is explicitly covered in the Player's Handbook, pg 187, under "Training": The training lasts for 250 ...

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How do I reduce plot stalling in a collaborative roleplaying game?
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Have a Session Zero where you give the players the expectations of the game. Be very clear and direct with your expectations. If you're planning a Jane Austen game, say so. If the players are not ...

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Is it unbalanced to create a spell focus that cannot be taken away?
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Not unbalanced, since the Ersatz Eye requires attunement. Since attunements are quite limited, that is a significant price to pay to make a focus non-removable. (You could use the Ersatz Eye as a ...

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Do I understand the Became a Believer rule correctly?
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Your interpretation is correct. This is all per the English language "Becoming a Believer" rules on pg 179 of the 7th edition Call of Cthulhu rulebook: If the character chooses not to believe what ...

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Can the Shadow Blade spell qualify as the Warlock's summoned Pact of the Blade weapon (& the Hex Warrior feature)?
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No to the Pact of the Blade feature. The Warlock Pact of the Blade feature has two parts: you can create a pact weapon in your hand, or you can make a magic weapon into your pact weapon. For ...

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How does Artisan's Blessing handle rusted and mistreated weapons?
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No. RAW, Artisan's Forge does not change or create value. As part of this ritual, you must lay out metal, which can include coins, with a value equal to the creation. A monster's weapons are ...

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How to Prevent Player Apathy Despite Cosmic Retcons?
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Consider why your players would play your game. As written, your requirements are for a story that involves making all choices the players make pointless, and all investment they may have in the ...

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what changes can be made to the combat and health mechanics which will nerf healing word
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Assuming that your intent is to have players treat being as 0 hit points as a problem, without simply outright killing them, you have a few options. First, ensure that it is possible for the ...

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