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Descriptive combat
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-27 10:27 PM
Excellent, I'm eager to hear how well it works for you. Go to Comment
Descriptive combat
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-27 10:32 PM
I've found gummi bears to be pretty popular with most people, or honey roasted peanuts. (Individual chocolate chips or mini marshmallows work well too and are relatively cheap by the bag full.)

If you're running a combat heavy session though switching to nuts/dried fruits is highly recommended to prevent that sickly sweet feeling in players stomachs from cutting the adventure short. (Banana chips work great for something sweet, yet not overly sweet even when consumed in bulk.) Go to Comment
Descriptive combat
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Kassy's comment on 2012-08-07 06:59 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Descriptive combat
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Dossta's comment on 2011-01-18 01:39 PM


This is exactly how I would like my combat to go, but how do you get there?  I have worked on narrating actions of NPCs and the reactions of enemies that the PCs are engaging, but I have only managed to get a few interesting bits from my players.  Trying to inspire is great . . . but what else is there?



I suppose I could try awarding XP for stunts, but that seems cheap and will probably wear off after awhile.  I suppose my question becomes: what tricks do the GMs on this site use to encourage better combat roleplaying from their PCs?  This article does a great job of showing us the goal.  Now where's the rest?


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Descriptive combat
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Dossta's comment on 2011-01-19 10:50 AM


The update is definitely helpful, thanks.  Will be trying some variation of the tokens at our next game.  Revoting now. . .


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Descriptive combat
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Ramhir's comment on 2011-01-27 06:47 PM


I'm going to try the attack bonus option. I'll let you all know if it works out. Thanks, Silveressa.


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Patrisha Swan
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Scrasamax's comment on 2008-12-09 01:01 AM
The steam powered backpack kinda threw me for a loop, but its a quest sub so tally-ho! I like the idea, and wouldnt mind taking in a lunch service on Ms. Swan's ship. How extravagant is getting a boat for your birthday? Go to Comment
Patrisha Swan
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Cheka Man's comment on 2008-12-07 05:37 PM
Yum yum, tasty, orginal and fun. Go to Comment
Patrisha Swan
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valadaar's comment on 2013-01-21 08:25 PM
An interesting background character. And of course I like steampunk. Go to Comment
Patrisha Swan
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Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-07 09:14 AM
haha, I enjoyed reading this one. Funny and original - and its always more interesting with a character who has NOT dedicated her life to hurting other human(oid)s.

Im looking forward to reading more of your work.

/David Go to Comment
Patrisha Swan
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Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-12 09:11 AM
Im a great fan of putting illustrations in subs. It makes the sub that much more attractive and will definitely increase the chances of someone actually using it. Besides, it´ll give you that warm cosy feeling of a job well done...

/David Go to Comment
Patrisha Swan
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Silveressa's comment on 2008-12-12 12:13 AM
Small question, would anyone be interested in seeing a floor plan layout of the ship? (Campaign Cartographer 3 quality)I've got some good ideas for it, but don;t really feel like putting forth the effort if no one really cares one way or the other. Go to Comment
Patrisha Swan
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Kassy's comment on 2012-04-09 02:41 PM


Only voted.


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The Monks of Purity and Simplicity
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)
manfred's comment on 2008-12-07 07:43 AM
Ah, the age-old fear of machines. It is only right that it materializes along with steampunk. There will be less sophisticated opponents, but I like the religious angle of these noble saboteurs, saviors of the mortal races. Kudos for the non-killing principle as well. Go to Comment
The Monks of Purity and Simplicity
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2008-12-07 12:55 AM
Excellently detailed, with realistic motivations. I could certainly see this as a real group. Go to Comment
The Monks of Purity and Simplicity
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Pieh's comment on 2008-12-07 07:25 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Monks of Purity and Simplicity
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Scrasamax's comment on 2008-12-09 01:03 AM
Holy Luddites, I also like the Pure and Simple approach. Go to Comment
The Monks of Purity and Simplicity
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Cheka Man's comment on 2008-12-07 06:57 AM
Monks who want to go back to the past. *is very jet-lagged as I make this comment btw* Go to Comment
The Monks of Purity and Simplicity
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Chaosmark's comment on 2008-12-08 11:10 AM
A major foil for the Melders. Nicely done. Go to Comment
The Monks of Purity and Simplicity
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Murometz's comment on 2008-12-17 10:23 AM
Luddites are fun for any genre. For Steampunk they seem almost, "D'oh! Of course!" Good job here. Details are great. Go to Comment
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