|Mark Seifter Venture-Lieutenant, Massachusetts—Boston aka Rogue Eidolon|
Mark Seifter wrote:If you're going to softball, though, at least do it secretly through pulling punches in the tactics or the like. The problem I think Sin was having is that Akerlof is openly breaking the rules to try to prevent the death (by clearly allowing multiple rerolls per person, which might make the players think that this is an acceptable GM ruling and then try to pressure GMs into using that ruling). There are more graceful ways to do it if you must.I very rarely break the rules when I pull punches. When I make a rules mistake and kill a PC, I retcon it to unconsciousness. For the most part I choose to spread attacks around when the tactics allow for it, have the enemy grandstand in overconfidence, etc. Just last night I chose to split attacks between the scenario MacGuffin and the paralyzed PC rather than CdG, because the tactics did not call for CdG.
Yeah, that's a skillful and much less overt way to do it. I prefer to do the same.