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#65820
Re:Managing a DF-using Group 4 Months ago  
ebrandeis wrote:
One trick that we use is to let the group build the layout for our 4e D&D combats. The DM will give some general guidelines or features for the area and then we'll all go to town building something awesome like kids with a box of Legos. This results in a huge amount of creativity and player buy-in and allows the DM to not worry if we zig left or zag right. He can just worry about coming up with an interesting response (ok, they didn't go into the troll lair and instead went to the wizard's tower...what would be fun to do in a wizard's tower?) and let us deal with the details of the setup.



Brilliant idea. Its not rail roading when you let the PC's build the tracks.

My suggestion is to us the DF less, and do more shared story telling and theatre of the mind. Save those tiles and minis for the epic moments you all know are coming.

Sometimes I let my collection of toys get in the way of good RPG.
I love this monologue.
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#65862
Re:Managing a DF-using Group 3 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Cody N wrote:


Brilliant idea. Its not rail roading when you let the PC's build the tracks.

My suggestion is to us the DF less, and do more shared story telling and theatre of the mind. Save those tiles and minis for the epic moments you all know are coming.




This is exactly what our group does. And we also do a bit of the players drawing our maps so our GM isn't having to move around do all of the work, so that keeps us involved, and allows for our maps to not be so precise.

Also when we see the tiles, we know to be a bit more serious as to what is going on and tend to goof around less.

I'd imagine your mileage may vary depending on the relationship of your group. Our group is a bunch of us that knew each other before started gaming so our tabletalk and etiquette isn't very serious.
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#65872
Re:Managing a DF-using Group 3 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Alisara wrote:
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I'd imagine your mileage may vary depending on the relationship of your group. Our group is a bunch of us that knew each other before started gaming so our tabletalk and etiquette isn't very serious.
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Ya, that's normal when your crew has all been friends before gaming. The norms are already set/

I got no time for DND B.S'ery. Off topics and jokes are fine, I put up with a fair bit of crap.
But when the game is better when a certain player cant make it....well, that pretty much spells out what needs to be done.

The little time I have to devote to DND is FAR to precious to waste on lame players and lame games.


First Offence - In game correction;"Come on man, don't be 'that guy' "
Second Offence - Out of game; "Dude, this aggression will not stand, man"
Third Offence - Dude, how about you come out for board game night instead?
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#65875
Re:Managing a DF-using Group 3 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Cody that clip from Zero Charisma is awesome.

How is the film? Has anyone seen it?
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#65880
Re:Managing a DF-using Group 3 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
I have seen it a few times.
I would say its right up there with Gamers:Dorkness Rising

Zero CHar is a great commentary on nerd vs. hipsters. Kind of similar to "Portlandia" in some ways.

P>S
I am starting a new thread on DND movies...cause this is about to get out of hand.
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