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If you are a new member who found this thread by providence, read the advice, take it to heart, and post. These are collected posts that will help you understand the Citadel AND be more effective and efficient here.

Like editors going over the works of new writers see the same kinds of mistakes over and over again, senior members here have seen new posters make the same kinds of mistakes over and over again. In fact, most senior member seem to give the same basic advice over and over again to most new members. So much so, some of it is cut and pasted from previous posts.

Those posts and similar articles created by senior members on the site are collected here for ease of access. As new good advice pops up, it will be added to this thread.

So read the advice, post with it in mind, and come play with us.



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Five Best Tips for Posting on Strolen's (and Other Places) By: MoonHunter ( Articles ) Resource - Gaming - In General

If you are new to the site, you might want to read this post.

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Follow in MoonHunter's Footsteps: 10 Steps to Better Posts By: MoonHunter ( Articles ) Resource - Gaming - In General

Follow in MoonHunter’s Footsteps: 10 Steps to Better Posts MoonHunter Sayeth to do these and be a really useful member to this and other sites.

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How to be a better critic! By: ScorpionJinx ( Articles ) Rules and Advice - Players

Critiques and critics are a necessary evil. Now before anyone gets riled up, let me explain. No one likes to have their ideas picked apart. But we put our selves out there and hope for the best. Here are some tips on being a better critic.

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Submission Respect By: Mourngrymn ( Articles ) Rules and Advice - Citadel Help

Ok, there is no real place to put this but I think it needs to be said and put up here for everyone to view. This is not for gaming terms, it is not how to view rules or your gamers better. But it is an idea on how to respect your fellow Strolenites.

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MoonHunter
November 5, 2005, 13:51
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Updated: Something got missed when I cut and pasted this.
MoonHunter
November 6, 2005, 1:12
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Add this NPC
Sir Charleson Orvis Planthian Earl of Darthmore
to this thread eventually. It is the benchmark for a 3.0 post.
Strolen
March 15, 2006, 18:59
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Having some benchmarks sounds like a good idea, but it is hard to pinpoint anything with the spread of opinions people have. A three to one might be a four or two to another. As long as we keep the advice sound, demonstrate some more Golden Submissions I don't think we need to single out any particular posts for any particular score.
Voted Zylithan
November 8, 2005, 15:36
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Nice advice for new members (like me!)
MoonHunter
December 13, 2005, 17:05
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Add this to the listing when you finish the rest of the posts you need to do first.
http://www.strolen.com/content.php?node=2020
Voted Strolen
March 15, 2006, 18:56
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Added the one post Moon mentioned and another great one.

This thread is a good one!
Voted Mourngrymn
March 15, 2006, 19:35
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Wow, one of my subs got put up here.

But yes for al lthe new members, read over these submissions here and they will help you greatly in your stay here at Strolens.
Strolen
June 12, 2006, 19:49
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Think we could change the Codex to just plain "Citadel Advice" in homage to all the others that are adding to it?
Voted Moonlake
March 8, 2009, 21:12
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A Codex of sound advices
Voted Kassy
July 9, 2012, 11:14
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Another instant favourite.

I didn't realise a codex like this already existed until it came up in my 'UNVOTED by' section.

4.5/5
Voted valadaar
July 30, 2015, 11:36
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       By: Monument

THE COVEN
When the characters approach a clearing in the forest, they will see 4 ogres who are guarding, and preventing from escape, 4 human males, and 3 human females. The ogres will see the party and leap to attack. The females will scream "OUR SAVIORS!!" and run screaming straight across the currently forming battlefield, in between ogres and party members, to hide behind the rearmost party members. They will be safe there. The males will try to skirt the battle to the north side to join the women.

To the south, giants will be hiding in the thick underbrush until the party has engaged the ogres and then attack the most opportune target EXCEPT the ones that the females are next to.

It should be noted that the female commoners are not female commoners at all, nor are the male commoners actually male commoners. The female commoners are the hags, who have polymorphed themselves as the commoners in their stewpot to escape detection. The males skirting the battle are actually MORE ogres, the hags were in the process of polymorphing ALL the ogres into regular humans for ambush purposes. The REAL commoners are already dead, having found their way into the coven's cauldron for dinner.

The hags (the women) will position themselves near to any spellcasters in the rear first, and then near anyone else in the back of the fight. The ogres (the men) will wait until the hags shift form, and then attack first the rear folks, then shift into the melee.

It is possible that the characters, as they approach the ogres, will notice the giants in the bush, and be able to warn the others of the ambush.

GAME NOTES: If you sell the screaming women correctly, they will not even be suspected until it is too late. Therein lay the problem. This encounter is ESPECIALLY deadly to the rear eschelon of the party. It is entirely possible that the hags will finish off half the party before they even realize they have been duped. Caution is required if the game master wishes to avoid a TPK(total party kill).

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