GM DarkLightHitomi wrote:
The average person knows how to use a microwave, but does not know how to build one.
Wearing a cat on your head is weird. Playing Core only is an uncommon, but legitimate, play style.
You may well be missing some great experiences. Sure, I've had some atrocious games by playing with strangers in charge, but I've also played with some great DMs and met good friends this way.
The 10 / 03 / 13 FAQ suggests drawing an arrow 3 times is the max you can draw is a reasonable limit.
No,it states that it is reasonable for a DM to make limits, not that a reasonable DM would do so.
A completely reasonable GM will do what is best for his or her game, rather than feeling obligated to follow suggestions in FAQs or rulebooks.
I once made a room in which all the walls were mirrors. The characters quickly noticed that none of them were reflected. During a fight with skeletons, and afterwards while looting, they would sometimes see a reflection of a faceless child which would appear to be looking at them, despite having no eyes. When they would look to where the reflection should be, there would be nothing there.
I supplied them with a key to the room's only door, so that they could use the room as a relatively safe resting place. They refused to do so, electing instead to make flimsy barricades in another room rather than sleep with the mirrors.
Point-buy is perfectly fine, but often it can lead to the tendency to repeatedly make similar characters. Rolling stats once in a while is a good way to challenge yourself.
Give him a magical bow. After a short time, the bow reveals that it is intelligent. It has some kind of goal, like ridding the forest of centaurs, or being covered with exquisite, expensive ornaments. Some such thing as that.
However, the bow considers arrows to be its little buddies, and will not allow them to be possibly killed by being shot at a target, unless the sacrifice furthers the goals of the bow.
Of course, by that point, the bow is bonded to the archer...
I would, but one of my players borrowed my GameMastery Guide and I haven't seen it since. I guess I'll have to punish him...
Flagged. Once again, taking personal potshots. Grow up.
Why is it okay for you to make negative comments toward others, but unacceptable for others to do it to you?
You were right. Your DM was either not very good or a jerk.
I would suggest giving him perhaps one more session. If things continue like that, leave the game.
Here's a scenario I'd worry about Saltmarsh. You have a party of four PCs. One's a cleric. The other three can be whatever. They get into a tough fight and the dice don't like them that day. They win...but the only survivor is the cleric. Now he's 10th level, so he spends the next day or two raising everyone. The rest of the party is now 9th. So now they're less suited to fighting whatever is ahead of them. But they gamely go on. I could now see those 9th level PCs getting killed again, dropping down another level...and being even more useless. Or maybe the cleric gets killed next time...and the whole party is now down a level as a result of a day's adventuring.
If the dungeon is so tough that almost the entire party dies, and they are now weaker but decide to continue on instead of going home to try to recover and come up with a better plan, I could see why that party is dying.