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  • Stupid Advice: Special Player Status? | StupidRanger.com
    needed to be made several heads turned toward Dante instead of our new guy Not cool You need to talk to the group and decide what the protocol is on such things But really it sounds like your DM trusts your judgment and will make his final call based on yours If I had to guess he doesn t like dealing with the rules much and you take some of the load off him As long as the group is cool with that then there isn t a problem As for having special status well again it depends on your group Talk to your DM talk to the other players If one of them is angry at you you ll find out why and be able to work something out I applaud your sensitivity to others feelings in the group but it looks like you share a common problem with me in that I frequently avoid talking to the people that I worry might be mad at me Then I attempt to figure out how I could act to prevent them being angry and dance and rules lawyer about until hilarity ensues Even now in our current group every time I worry about something and sit on it and don t say anything I end up regretting it It s easier just to bring it up and be uncomfortable for a minute Vanir promise One tool that will probably help you deal with this is the Social Contract A lot of groups use one and don t know it but we found out about it through Martin Ralya s awesome and sadly on hiatus site Treasure Tables You don t have to make a big deal about it or make anyone walk the plank if they screw up one of the group s rules but it will help you and your group establish a protocol to clear things up when you re worried about things like you described But anyway yeah In short talk to your group SR says Jamie I know how tough it can be to be that in between person you know a lot about the game and its mechanics you have a lot of great advice to give you want to help but you don t want to step on anyone s toes I ve been that person And what I ve discovered is that each group needs one of us an adviser to keep the game moving forward and especially to maintain the DM s sanity The DM has to maintain the balance between plot development and game experience adding the mechanics to this mix jumps the DC on that save By helping out with the little details you can make things much smoother and easier for everyone involved Vanir is absolutely right you should discuss your concerns with the group If they are happy to have you continue in this adviser role I would give you this piece of advice it s very important

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  • Rules Grand Jury: Magic Missile v. Oscar The Grouch | StupidRanger.com
    permalink August 5 2008 My argument was the same as Chatty s If Oscar had prepared an action to close the lid then the attack fails Damn you Chatty we Phil s think too much alike Dave The Game permalink August 5 2008 We ll need to know the air speed velocity of the magic missile and whether it s African or European Jeff Rients permalink August 5 2008 I always like more lasers in my magic but I agree with asmor that magic missile is not a great example of a laser At my table Oscar would be hosed as I consider magic missiles alway hit to be as sacred as tenet of D D as 5th magic users can lob fireballs and clerics suck Asmor permalink August 5 2008 Wow Jeff you must hate 4th edition then Porter Woodward permalink August 5 2008 I ll go with Asmor and Chatty it matters little whether the magic missiles travel at the speed of light or less If Oscar had an action readied to close the lid that interrupts line of sight which invalidates him as a target On the other hand that really does beg the question as to what really constitutes line of sight From 300 feet away with a garbage can lid lifted about an inch so that Oscar can peer out What can the Wizard really see of Oscar Or does it really matter The spell does say it always hits Since the round based combat system in D D is just an approximation so that game play can simulate combat which occurs in real time and simultaneously It s possible that it just presents a good case for some narrative description Firing the spell at just the right moment the wizards magic missiles dart into the gap when the creature inside the garbage can lifts the lid to peer out As opposed to trying to figure out the physics of a spell after all it s a spell you ve already thrown physics out with the bathwater just use clever action descriptions ChattyDM permalink August 5 2008 GASP Are you trying to invoke Relative Narrative Causality on us Heretic Donny the Dm permalink August 5 2008 What is the average air speed velocity of an arrow what Asmor permalink August 5 2008 Slowly enough that you can see it travel particularly from a side view This is from personal archery experience with a recurve bow Not sure of the actual numbers though Jeff Rients permalink August 5 2008 Wow Jeff you must hate 4th edition then Fortunately the Mother Box helps me contain my cosmic rages Stupid Ranger permalink August 5 2008 I have to believe that mages aren t stupid enough to attempt to cast magic missile into a 2 inch slit Okay well maybe they are stupid enough to try but they know it would waste a spell given the improbability of success That said if they really did attempt it I don

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  • 4e | StupidRanger.com
    8 2 10 Dark Sun Campaign Setting First Impressions Welcome to StupidRanger com We re here to provide our unique perspective on roleplaying games dungeon mastering character development and much

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  • Dark Sun | StupidRanger.com
    8 8 2 10 Dark Sun Campaign Setting First Impressions Welcome to StupidRanger com We re here to provide our unique perspective on roleplaying games dungeon mastering character development and

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  • Dark Sun | StupidRanger.com
    Posts from the Dark Sun Category 8 8 2 10 Dark Sun Campaign Setting First Impressions Welcome to StupidRanger com We re here to provide our unique perspective on roleplaying games dungeon mastering character development and much much more RSS

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