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Reminder: Avoid cheesing
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:24:06 PM »
Bumping this as I've noticed a bit of an increase in confusion in what players think their characters can do:

IN-GAME CHAT
- No "Cheesing": "Cheesing" is the act of playing your character as if they have an ability or feat which the NWN engine would not otherwise allow them to have. "Cheesing" could also mean playing your character as being a race, class or otherwise that isn't applied to your character through the game. An example could be playing out a character as a vampire even if the character is not setup to be that.

Further examples of cheesing would include:
  • Roleplaying casting sourcebook cantrips or other spells that are not supported.
  • Performing mystic rituals without know-how, particularly if your character is not a caster.
  • Roleplaying reading people's minds or emotions in a supernatural/non-standard way.

It is important to maintain this rule as it avoids confusion and godmodding. An exception is that a DM may supply your character with an ability for roleplay purposes. In all other cases, please check with a DM if you are uncertain whether or not something you wish to do is considered cheesing or ask to be overseen when you want to do something with a desired effect that cannot be provided by you as a player.

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Re: Reminder: Avoid cheesing
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 03:05:50 PM »
Bumping this. Been seeing and hearing about a lot of weird things here.

While yes, Ravenloft's Mists can reach into any world, you still need to have a character with a background appropriate for D&D and one of D&D's core base races. Do not make up your own races or use a non-standard race.

A list of allowed subraces can be found here: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=9109.msg99668#msg99668

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Re: Reminder: Avoid cheesing
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 11:45:56 AM »
Another bump, also necessary. I've been seeing characters with descriptions like "this character is so beautiful you must roll a Will save when I roll an Influence check" That is flat-out cheesing. This sort of "supernatural beauty" would require either a feat or playing a non-standard race. Either way, it's giving your character mechanical advantages that the engine doesn't normally give you, and is thus cheesing and totally against the rules.  :nono:

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