[PnP] Cheating Players..

Scott Adams longshotgm at comcast.net
Sun Dec 25 08:00:12 CET 2016

Yeah.  I have a good memory so can recall certain fights. In a pbem 
its great since I can say 'did they fight a tee of souls before?'
Easy just do a search in the files for those keywords :)
If they have then depends on who was there.
If not then it'd have to be a Int roll or skill like scholar or such.
if know info then secret mods may be in order to reflect the unknown 
to character not pc.
But in today's world of pdfs and online sources its hard ot hide 
rules.  So everyone has access to the secrets.
Thanks for comments.
Nice to see new folks here.


At 11:25 PM 12/10/2016, you wrote:
>When they go to try for that weak spot the first time...
>I ask how their PC knows that information...
>Most of the time, that reminder, with similar encouragement from the 
>other players as well, is usually enough to get them to stop it.
>Just my two bits,
>Matt Lynn
>Sent from my iPhone
> > On Dec 10, 2016, at 22:22, Scott Adams <longshotgm at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > To get some yaky yak here...
> >
> > We've all seen the cheaters.  The Players who own the rules.  THe 
> players who know every monster.
> > Know how to hit the stomach not the chest to kill it.
> > Know that one elusive rule t ruin your evil GM plans.
> >
> > I've always hated that.  No fun.  I like challenge.  Playing a 
> game where the monster is just a green slime!  Charge!
> > Taking the risk.
> > That is the true adventure.
> >
> > I've been in boring table games where players know the monsters 
> so well its just dice rolling and taking hits at their weak spots.
> > Boring.
> >
> > I tend to try at least allow folks to know beasts if they've 
> handled them before.  Obviously.
> > If not then maybe a Int to see if based on description of them 
> you heard a rumor or  a story of that black cloud called a Soul DAiva.
> > Yet now players rush to the monster file and scan for the 
> descriptons.  Ahh..so its a X and easy...just need to avoid its 
> poison claws.  No problem.
> >
> > This is where new critters come in not based in rules.  But even 
> that is ;lacking.
> >
> > So all ye GMs.  How do you balance the cheating with IC and OOC gaming?
> > Curious on your 2 Brass Bits.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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