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Brian Ballsun-Stanton
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150 votes
14 answers
19k views

Who created the idea of Experience Points?

105 votes
15 answers
57k views

Why does everyone carry a 10' pole?

52 votes
3 answers
96k views

What happens if I get the same skill from both my background and my class?

38 votes
6 answers
4k views

In an even fight, how many rounds does a typical monster need to drop a PC?

31 votes
11 answers
3k views

How can GMs evoke the tone of danger in an RPG?

30 votes
6 answers
6k views

How should the party heal up between encounters?

29 votes
7 answers
10k views

How do I teach people the combat system from Burning Wheel?

29 votes
2 answers
1k views

In Microscope are Light and Dark used for anything?

28 votes
2 answers
13k views

What are the "rules of hidden club" for D&D 5th edition?

28 votes
2 answers
3k views

How can I use roll for shoes to introduce someone to roleplaying?

27 votes
5 answers
2k views

How do I signal that alternate tactical end states are possible?

21 votes
5 answers
2k views

Uses for a 4e Portable Hole?

21 votes
3 answers
1k views

How can I turn a B*-tree into a puzzle?

21 votes
3 answers
26k views

How can I optimize a factotum?

17 votes
2 answers
1k views

Can you heal a split black pudding?

16 votes
2 answers
9k views

What's so bad about Seeker anyways?

16 votes
8 answers
2k views

How can I format a Dungeons and Dragons 4e character sheet such that players are more likely to remember (and use) their class features?

16 votes
8 answers
1k views

How do I adjudicate the natural tendency for hikers to spread in D&D 4e?

15 votes
11 answers
660 views

In a game set "ten years into the future" what are some narrative techniques to explain away the lack of significant tech advances?

15 votes
1 answer
427 views

How would a fate "engineering" combat work?

15 votes
2 answers
652 views

Does the Sapphire Hierarch's prereq "Access to the law domain" require actually choosing the domain?

14 votes
4 answers
532 views

How much can a purchased teacher teach? (Including teaching?)

13 votes
3 answers
2k views

I want to build a castle, with magic!

13 votes
3 answers
710 views

How can I arrange for the long-term containment of magical animals?

13 votes
4 answers
9k views

Alternative means of rendering .dnd4e files

13 votes
2 answers
2k views

What rules govern group skill checks?

13 votes
6 answers
2k views

How do I make adventurer-resistant door opening counters?

13 votes
1 answer
305 views

What is an appropriate talent for a board-game playing mastermind?

12 votes
4 answers
626 views

What rules govern the use of encounter powers in extended-duration skill challenges?

12 votes
2 answers
2k views

How many magic items or magic item equivalents should I give out alongside inherent bonuses in D&D 4e?

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