Q:what is the best monster (in real life and also in dungeons & dragons and/or Exalted if you have the time)
Best monster in real life is this little guy It’s horrifying and weirdly cute from certain angles. I know you have a thing about sealife, so you might not want to click that.
The best monster in D&D is the kind that deals a lot of damage but is somewhat frail. That way fights end faster.
The best Monster in Exalted is the buck ogre because the fact that a 9-foot tall, two-headed, anthropomorphic deer is the BASIC monster of the game says a lot.
Q:Let's hear the final word. Orem's eyes: Green or Blue?
That’s Stephen’s call.
Q:This came up on the majorspoilers discussion thread regarding the last episode. The Rivendorn family/Trelle episodes tend to have relatively little activity from Ket, Randus, and Torq (for obvious reasons). There are also other episodes which have heavily featured one or two players. What do the other players tend to do in these circumstances? Do they just stay respectfully quiet? Are they taking notes? Do you do anything to encourage or guide their engagement?
If their characters are in the scene they usually roleplay it, meaning that when the whole party is there and Orem is talking to his family they’re actually roleplaying being quiet and respectful.
When they’re not in the scene they do any number of things, which I don’t care about as long as they’re not disruptive.
I do lots of things to get the players engaged in a scene, but it’s also important not to force things. We don’t have a quota of screen time each character has to meet. If Torq doesn’t want to jump into this tense family discussion, he shouldn’t have to.
Q:There are a few weird monsters with dailies in the books, but the books have many, many mistakes...
A serene brook, flows
Undisturbed by mindflayers