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BigNorseWolf wrote:Can people drive five miles an hour over the speed limit?
This response shows no relevance to the topic at hand. This response only shows that this community is unwilling to work out issues that come up. This comment also shows that this community is unwilling to clearly support newer people in this community.
This is exclusive behavior hiding behind attempting to be a joke. If you have nothing to add or clarify please refrain from posting.
Remember what is clear to you is not always clear to everyone else.
Well, that escalated quickly.
No, scenarios are to be run as written, including locations and maps for where encounters take place. The only exception is for players, through in character actions, invalidating what is written in the scenario. You are not going to get anyone to directly contradict that statement.
Now does that mean scenarios are always run as written? No. Not hardly. Does that matter? Yeah, I guess. It sucks when you find out the GM made a mistake. It sucks more when you find out it wasn't a mistake and the GM changed things on a whim. But short of proof that something was changed on a whim, no one is going to throw someone under the bus for what was likely an honest mistake or a reasonable attempt to deal with a curveball that the scenario didn't account for.
You're not going to get an absolute answer, even in a vacuum, because that answer is already given in the guide. Expecting an absolute, one size fits all answer is unrealistic, and your being sensitive about people poking fun at that makes it less likely anyone else will try to engage you in conversation. BNWs answer was a valid response. He was comparing one rule with no listed exceptions that people routinely break with another rule with a listed exception that people tend not to (in my experience) break. Sorry you weren't able to see the merit in his comparison.