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139 votes
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How do you help players not focus on the rules?

72 votes
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What's a good mechanic for rewarding players for keeping their characters happy?

57 votes
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Helping new players learn a setting on the go

51 votes

How do I help my players not get caught up on smaller plot points?

50 votes

How should a GM deal with "standing orders?"

35 votes

How can I play dumb?

31 votes

How do I run a successful and engaging campaign without combat?

31 votes
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Any advice on how to politely approach a friend on problems with her character(s)?

27 votes
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What should the GM do when players constantly argue?

27 votes

What can I do to give the players the same feel their characters would have about wilderness travel?

26 votes
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Dealing with players smarter than me?

24 votes

Is it wrong to ask a player to justify their character's actions?

21 votes
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How do I use minions effectively?

20 votes

How do I make my role playing group a not exclusively male one?

20 votes

How do I quit a long-term game gracefully?

19 votes

How to fix a terrible lapse in judgement

19 votes

Repercussions to DM-mandated limit on books allowable for characters?

18 votes
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How to handle lack of PC communication?

17 votes

How do I allow player agency in situations with predetermined outcomes?

17 votes

How can I add sound to our sessions?

17 votes
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Generating a feeling of nostalgia in the players

17 votes

My party doesn't want to get rid of an unbalanced house rule

15 votes
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Is altering the adventure to suit the players the purpose of the DM in D&D?

15 votes
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How to determine how much plot guidance is too much?

15 votes

What iPhone / iPad apps do you use for gaming?

15 votes

As an experienced GM, what pitfalls should I watch out for?

15 votes
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What to do when you end up duplicating another players character?

14 votes

Techniques for skimming through travel (fast travel) without meta-teleportation

14 votes

How can I make my PCs flee?

14 votes

How to get players to be curious and ask questions?

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