Nov 13, 2017

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How do you handle chase scenes?

A chase in a movie is always a dramatic thing. In most RPGs with a war game basis, this is often way less dramatic. The reason for this is the fixed speed of characters. Most characters of the same size will have the same speed. So, there’s no catching up, if you don’t add something on top. Paizo has chase mechanic, that splits a chase into segments or scenes that add...

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Nov 13, 2017

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Awesome Skillchecks

“GM: You’re standing right in front of the desk as a huge figure stomps into the room. As he sees you, he let’s out a grunt and grabs one of the heavy chairs as if they weigh nothing. He’s right between you and the door and ready to smash your skull in with that chair. What do you do?” “Player: I grab the vial from the desk and jump through the...

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Oct 20, 2017

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Intimidate checks are like Lightsabe...

One common trope is to interrogate a captured enemy using Intimidate. Often,...

Sep 21, 2017

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Advice for Game Masters

I just listened to the Game Master (GM) centric episode of Rogues Exposed....

Sep 12, 2017

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The thing with Paladins

I switched from Shadowrun to D&D around the time 3.0 came out. This was...

Sep 11, 2017

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Party roles and Starship combat

Most players only look at the damage output, because that’s a) a lot of...

Sep 10, 2017

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Sense Motive got changed in Starfind...

In Pathfinder, the idea behind Sense Motive (at least the one to find out if...