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I love spending the day with my wife and boy's at the park followed by a lovely Sunday roast at my parents house

You did fine gave them plenty of chances to reconsider there actions.
Sounds like they are assuming that you won't kill them at first level
And you know what they say about assumption?
It's the mother of all f!@# ups

a t-rex as an animal companion guess he wont be going to many cities or towns or villages or hamlets or thorps or even farms every commoner who sees that will run a mile

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I love knowing that my wife and I are expecting our third son

Yeah we are but the main problem maker can be a cock sometimes and he's managed to piss us all off at one time or another

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I love that tomorrow I'll find out the sex of my unborn chilid

Cheating plain and simple.
Recently a player dropped out of our group but left his character for us to run till we can find a new player, I was running the character and had fairly good luck on my dice rolls I still did nothing like the damage that this character normal kicks out.
So had quick break to reread character and see if I was missing something but no had allowed for all bonuses etc but was still falling very short of his norm.
Then we realised he always used to roll all his to hit and damage rolls at once into a shallow tray which none of us could easily see into .
So mystery solved biggest thing was he was the loudest complainer about cheating power gaming etc

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I love helping my boys make a mothers day card

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Are you still arguing the toss about this ?
Just agree to disagree

Paladins have to be held to a higher standard he should take the guy as a kind of servant and explain that he will give him a chance to redeem himself under the Paladins guidance
Failing to meet the standards the paladin sets by example will result in his execution .
This way the wrong doer has a chance to redeem himself

The kind of thing I'm talking about is not just about how powerful there characters are on paper.
But how they did more damage than the other characters and killed the most monsters in the game and even putting other players down for not being able to keep up with there damage output .
to me it doesn't matter who kills what in combat so long as the party is victorious
I can't see soldiers in the real world keeping score , to me what matters is everybody plays there part and supports each other so the party wins the fight

I'm not talking about how well players build there characters but how much they feel the need to brag about it

This is a question that's been bothering me for a while now and was made more apperant after I was at a con where pfs run about 120+ games .
I spent a fair amount of time chatting to the refs and listening in on the games now everyone seemed to be having fun and getting into the games but I did notice that there was a lot of "one up manship" going on between players and what appeared to be an over riding concern with being the most powerful character at the table.
Now I have nothing against players wanting there character to do well but I've always played that the party doing well is more important

The main question is are you using a "quarter"staff or a "buck and a quarter" staff

And this is why to many options can be a bad thing

I've read on a number of posts that player's seem to have trouble trusting there D.M to be fair and consistent in his running of the game.
And I was just wondering how meny players do trust there D.M,s to play fair as I've only ever had one D.M that I didn't trust and I've been a player for 34 years.
Is this problem as widespread as it seems or is it just a vocal minority

Power creep occurs when players make choices Purley for the effect it has on the game mechanics.
This leads to some odd characters with strange class choices taken Purely because having a level in A will give you access to X.Y.Z
And the more options you have gives players more ways to achieve this and the Internet allows for people to share this with a larger audience of people
And sadly when one person does it in a group others will copy it's what I call the
"Gamer see Gamer do" Mentality

In my games I seldom pull punches and have killed of a few players.
I have fudged a few rolls over the years but only when the players are doing everything right but the dice gods have been against them but I won't make it easy for them and they have to work for every xp

Picking up on an earlier point there has to be trust between DM and players
Players need to trust the DM to be fair and impartial in all things game related
And the DM needs to trust the players to be honest about there characters

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I'm not against options they can add a great deal I don't like options just for the sake of it
I would prefer a few less options that are well thought out a throughly play tested and less open to abuse which less face it does happen probably more often then we would admit
I also find it amazing at how often players are playing unusual or strange race and or class combinations mainly for the advantages that they get in game

Hello everyone a quick question for you all to think about are players becoming obsessed with extra rule books more classes Feats spells races
Would they still play without them ?
Ask yourself this question if you said to your players where starting a new game core rules only would they go ok and just get on with it or would they say can I use books xyz as well and not play if they couldn't

Well that just about does it for me time to move on I think

He's only wielding one weapon rest are natural attacks He also has 10 foot reach he wasted a cr9 monster in two rounds and not all of his attacks hit I knew that summoner are powerful but this is taking the piss

Hi all quick question can a 9th lvl summoner turn into an 8 limbed creature and get 7 attacks a round and kick out just under a 100 points of damage without doing crits ?

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I love that my boys adore there grand parents and love going see them

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I love going out for ice cream and waffles with my wife and boys and having there nan (my mum) come along

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I love early morning cartoons with my two boys

Well this is very much what I've already heard from other people.
Have any of you got any problems or complaints about the game or system

Hi all was just wondering if any of you have experience of playing "the one ring" game system and what you thought of it

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I love the fact that my son is the smartist kid in his class at day care

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I love having a scan with my wife and seeing my unborn babies heart beat for the first time
it take's my breath away everytime

Just about all the players i game with do not plan out there characters in any great detail at best we think a couple of levels ahead but its not set in stone
Example my fighter in carrion crown is a spear and shield user and has been since first level, however we picked up a potent bastard sword which i liked so next level i took the exotic weapon feat bastard sword .
She's still better with the spear in general combat but now has an extra option in combat

6 arms interesting you could go two one handed weapons two small shields and the other two can hold the cheese board

Just a quick question what do you think makes some one a power game
As opposed to an optimizer

Metagaming is when you use knowledge that your character has no way of knowing
Whether from system knowledge or just player experience .
Look up information about monsters or gear and the like to use at the table is just plain cheating , i ban all books from the table except core rules if someone wants to look up anything not in CRB then they ask in first what it is they are after then i let them use the book they require i never allow players to look at any of the monster manuals at the table

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I love when my eldest boy calls to his brother to come and play with him
I love when my boys climb in to bed with the wife and i in the mornings and give us both hugs

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I love sitting with my two boys reading them story's

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I love the two bottles of very fine Irish whiskey i got for Christmas
I love the fact that my wife and i are expecting another baby

I drink therefore i am

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I love my life because my son will randomly walk up to me and say
I love you daddy and give me a hug
Or when my younger son comes running to greet as i get home from work

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I love reading bedtime story's to my oldest boy and watching him fall asleep
I also love watching my 20 year old nephew playing with my two boys (who are both under three) on Christmas day with the gifts he had bought them

But what for you do about rolling monster hit points ?

The new star wars can never remember what its full name is
But still think traveller is better bet

My two coppers worth go shadowrun ( 3rd ed i played 4+5 ok but not a patch on 3) plus it sounds like you already have the rules and there loads of stuff online in pdf
Also traveller ( the mongoose version is good plus quite easy to get hold of) star wars is good but system a little odd but everyone knows the setting

Yes but to a party geared for combat, a greater challenge may be found in other ways
Im not say no combat but having characters have to think outside the box can provide some memorable games

Mr haunt makes a good point have a sit down with your friend and ask him his ideas for his character and what he wants to achieve ,then give some advice but leave all the choices up to him .
That way he gets the advantage of your game knowledge but the character concept is all his, and maybe a one on one mini adventure so he can better get to grips with the finer points of his fighter
And by the way beans on toast is not breakfast its just a snack now a full blown fry up that's breakfast eggs bacon sausage mushrooms black pudding beans fried slice and a mug of tea that's breakfast

A serious challenge doesn't always mean loads of combat a tricky puzzle that requires good team week can prove a real challenge and maybe one there not set up for and so even more difficult

And anyway there is only one way to play this game wrong and that's to not have fun if he's enjoying playing his fighter then that's fine not everyone wants or needs a super min/max character to have fun if

Let the guy play what he wants as long as he's having fun leave him be
Just because he's not playing a super character doesn't mean he can't be a useful party member

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