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by Snarkythekobold
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When a character dies
Replies: 23
Views: 3225

When a character dies

As the GM, what do you do when a character dies? I mean, you want to keep the tension up and the possibility for death a reality . . . but then there is a player who is just sitting there with nothing to do. As a group of gamers, you hate to see someone have to sit out. What we have done is create a...
by Snarkythekobold
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about items/potions
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Re: Question about items/potions

Well, the answers make me feel good about what I have been doing. I have been putting a label on some while others I have been leaving for experimentation. I have found that just simply trying to think about a particular situation realistically (as realistic as possible in a fantasy world) yields th...
by Snarkythekobold
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about items/potions
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Question about items/potions

When a character discovers a magical item or potion, do you (as the GM) tell them what it is or do you let them find out for themselves? I know that you would not tell them about an item if it is cursed but what about potions? Can a magic user somehow do something to tell what is inside a potion bot...
by Snarkythekobold
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The Mystery of Drakestein Island
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: Newbie questions

Moved to this thread by chiisu81 I did not want to start a new thread and so I thought I would ask it here. Has anyone played the "The Mystery of Drakestein Island" module that is on this site? My group recently loved playing an outdoor module (not crazy about dungeon crawls) and were wanting to pl...
by Snarkythekobold
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking advice on use of miniatures and terrain.
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: Seeking advice on use of miniatures and terrain.

I just played tonight on a wilderness adventure that was mostly outdoors and the distance was a weird 1 square equals 60 yards. But it was no problem. Actually, I think I failed to think about distance when players used their bows or slings . . . but who cares. We had fun.
by Snarkythekobold
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conversion of modules from other systems
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Conversion of modules from other systems

Tonight I had some of my son's friends come over to play and I used the "Island in the Lake" module in the Anthology module. I didn't know that the module was basically just an island with various encounters but no story and I only had an hour and a half before everyone showed up. I just whipped up ...
by Snarkythekobold
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking advice on use of miniatures and terrain.
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: Seeking advice on use of miniatures and terrain.

I just allow them to share space. About 3 adults can walk side by side down a 10 foot wide dungeon (maybe 4). But when battle happens, only two can melee fight in a 10 foot space. Someone can shoot a weapon through the area (sling, bow, etc.) but there is a chance that they might hit one of their ow...
by Snarkythekobold
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conversion of modules from other systems
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Conversion of modules from other systems

So, I am sure that this topic has been brought up several times and I have searched the forums and read what people have said. But I would like to know what the experiences of converting modules from other systems have been like for posters here. I have some modules from Pathfinder, D&D, and some wr...
by Snarkythekobold
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2970

Re: Newbie questions

Thanks for the answer Dimirag. I feel kind of lazy asking these questions but it has been a lot for me to digest as a newbie. I should mention to them about the effect of fire on perishables. I actually knew that one, imagine that. I am also wondering if flames hurt weapons such as crossbows and suc...
by Snarkythekobold
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2970

Re: Newbie questions

So . . . what about when the players go to closed doors for each room and ask to listen at the door. Can only thieves do this? Or is it possible for others to do it . . . with a less than likely chance? I know these are some basic, newb questions but this is literally my fist time of serious RPG pla...