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Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 12 '14, 4:14am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,292
Posted By Michael Silverbane
There are a couple of approaches that you can use...

There are a couple of approaches that you can use to encourage your players to go ahead with things that they are planning to do...

The first is to be sure to make use of your OOC threads to...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Jan 9 '14, 2:54am
Replies: 8,319
Views: 226,274
Posted By Michael Silverbane
Instantaneous Rage, Complete Warrior page 102.

Instantaneous Rage, Complete Warrior page 102.
Forum: Gaming Discussion Dec 14 '13, 4:24am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By Michael Silverbane
I've played in and run games that have run the...

I've played in and run games that have run the gamut of leader-choosing systems - from games where the leader was chosen based on traits inherent to the character (a ruler and his court), games where...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Dec 7 '13, 9:56pm
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By Michael Silverbane
There are a pair of spells called Darsson's...

There are a pair of spells called Darsson's Chilling Chamber and Darsson's Fiery Furnace in the Shining South supplement. These seem to be spot on for what you are asking for.

Also, though it is...
Forum: General Discussion Nov 26 '13, 2:28am
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By Michael Silverbane
You may also want to supplement your Rosetta...

You may also want to supplement your Rosetta Stone program with the free web-based program at DuoLingo...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Oct 25 '13, 1:54am
Replies: 92
Views: 1,787
Posted By Michael Silverbane
It was a 3.5 overhaul.

It was a 3.5 overhaul.
Forum: GM Workshop Oct 22 '13, 12:27am
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By Michael Silverbane
Some people are simply not as invested in the...

Some people are simply not as invested in the game as others, and don't want to put forth that much effort. You can either continue to accommodate him or stop playing with him. If he's been resisting...
Forum: Worldly Talk Sep 30 '13, 4:43pm
Replies: 167
Views: 4,500
Posted By Michael Silverbane
I am personally considerably outraged by the 1st...

I am personally considerably outraged by the 1st (freedom of speech and the press), 4th (freedom from unreasonable search and seizure), and 10th (reservation of powers not explicitly granted to the...
Forum: GM Workshop Sep 4 '13, 9:41pm
Replies: 28
Views: 643
Posted By Michael Silverbane
In a couple of the groups that I've played in, we...

In a couple of the groups that I've played in, we established a communal snack fund. The host kept track of what monies were in the fund and used them to purchase drinks / snacks / foodstuffs for...
Forum: GM Workshop Sep 3 '13, 9:36pm
Replies: 55
Views: 1,253
Posted By Michael Silverbane
For retro-clones, I prefer 3d6 in order. There's...

For retro-clones, I prefer 3d6 in order. There's not really much reason not to use this method when the attributes have less of an effect on actions in the game.

For type III D&D, I prefer to...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 13 '13, 12:32am
Replies: 78
Views: 2,689
Posted By Michael Silverbane
I do feel... mostly free. It would be nice if I...

I do feel... mostly free. It would be nice if I were freer.

There are quite a lot of activities that I would like to be able to engage in (or that I know that others want to engage in) that are...
Forum: GM Workshop Aug 12 '13, 5:08pm
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Michael Silverbane
There are some awesome ideas for trials in...

There are some awesome ideas for trials in Vornheim: The Complete City Kit. many of which are based off of real medieval trial practices. Some of the whackier ones include...

Defendant is set...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 8 '13, 10:37pm
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Michael Silverbane
If there is evidence that the president has...

If there is evidence that the president has committed one or more crimes, then I am all for impeachment. I am not sure that is the case, however. And you can't impeach a president simply for behaving...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Aug 8 '13, 10:32pm
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Michael Silverbane
I wouldn't worry too much about asking a lot of...

I wouldn't worry too much about asking a lot of questions. Most of the folks here seem to be willing to help out a new player or one who is optimization challenged. However, I do have some advice for...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 26 '13, 3:46am
Replies: 36
Views: 784
Posted By Michael Silverbane
MW is still not filtered from my work, though...

MW is still not filtered from my work, though many game related sites are.
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 10 '13, 7:34am
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By Michael Silverbane
The population always has the option to overthrow...

The population always has the option to overthrow its government. Government exists to serve the people, if it fails to do so, it should be replaced.

Whether the military was acting in the best...
Forum: GM Workshop Jul 9 '13, 12:59am
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Michael Silverbane
I have not tried out the ritual system in...

I have not tried out the ritual system in Unearthed Arcana, but it is very much like the epic spell system in the Epic Level Handbook, which I had a go at rewriting (based on some very good...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Jun 28 '13, 11:47pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By Michael Silverbane
I haven't seen that happen. The players create...

I haven't seen that happen. The players create their characters together, so they talk about which stats they are going to have high scores in, and how they will interact, and so on. In seven or...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 28 '13, 11:43pm
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Michael Silverbane
The game they were playing was Tunnels and...

The game they were playing was Tunnels and Trolls.

Gary Gygax got sent the script for that portion of the film, for approval to use the D&D stuff in the movie, but because there was some reference...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Jun 26 '13, 9:44pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By Michael Silverbane
In a few games that I have run, I've allowed the...

In a few games that I have run, I've allowed the players to assign their ability scores as they saw fit. There was a minimal amount of adjustment required for 'main NPCs'
Forum: GM Workshop Jun 25 '13, 11:12pm
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Michael Silverbane
Sigil is a slightly whacky urban environment, so...

Sigil is a slightly whacky urban environment, so anything that the characters could run into in any other city, they can also run into in Sigil, in addition, they can also run into any sort of...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 12 '13, 5:01pm
Replies: 114
Views: 2,554
Posted By Michael Silverbane
That is due to racism on a personal scale (the...

That is due to racism on a personal scale (the interviewer or human resources person specifically is making a judgement based on race) rather than on an institutional one. I don't think that there is...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 10 '13, 5:15pm
Replies: 177
Views: 3,169
Posted By Michael Silverbane
It is better that ten guilty persons go free than...

It is better that ten guilty persons go free than that one innocent person suffer. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackstone's_formulation)
Forum: Gaming Discussion Jun 6 '13, 12:30am
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Michael Silverbane
Another possibility might be to handle the...

Another possibility might be to handle the party's / campaign's direction with metagame discussion. I've done this a few times in face to face games. During the session, I laid out whatever clues /...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Jun 3 '13, 10:52pm
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Michael Silverbane
When there is a GMPC, he should have only one...

When there is a GMPC, he should have only one function; to get the PCs into trouble that they would otherwise avoid.

GMPCs in a leadership role should of course follow suit. They should always...
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