How do you encourage players to leave classes behind?

I have veteran players of class-based RPG systems joining my GURPS 4e campaign. I am having trouble consistently during character creation in getting these folks started. They are all hung up on the work of character creation being given a strong kick start with the character/race systems being well-established. I have embraced the fluidity of GURPS, but find others are paralyzed.

The simple solution is templates. This however does not help the player grow, but simply hands them the same crutch they are accustomed to. I want to offer them some physical therapy for their RPG repertoire. I want to give them the strength to stand without the crutch. To have the confidence to start from scratch even if the character comes out similar to a standard race/class combination. I wish they have had taken the time to evaluate how and why they chose to go that route.

Players new to RPGs as a whole seem to take to it much better. Mind you I handle the mechanics for them. I simply have them describe the character they want and help them shop the skills and abilities to make it happen. I have attempted to do this with veterans, but there seems to be some sort of creative block.

Anyone out there have an ice pick for this creative block?

What tier are the D&D 4E classes?

I have a group of players asking me to run a 4e campaign. I’ve GM’d 4E once and played a couple characters up to level 17. My understanding is that the tiers still exist in 4e, but their somewhat different from 3.5.

In a relevant quote from this fine answer, KRyan states, “D&D 4e is probably the closest—and probably worth studying—but still definitely had clear winners (e.g. fighter, ranger, wizard) and losers (e.g. assassin, hunter, vampire).”

I prefer an answer that lists the classes in each tier and why they’re in a given tier. Similar to either this answer or this one.

Why do some classes start with fewer trained skills?

Looking at Pre-Essentials 4th Edition classes, it seems like they map out like this:

Three trained skills:

  • Defenders: Battlemind, Fighter
  • Striker: Barbarian

Four trained skills (one max be fixed — e.g. required Religion for a divine class):

  • Defenders: Paladin, Swordmage, Warden
  • Strikers: Avenger, Monk, Sorcerer, Warlock
  • Leaders: Ardent, Cleric, Runepriest, Shaman, Warlord
  • Controllers: Druid, Invoker, Psion, Seeker, Wizard

Five trained skills (one is fixed):

  • Striker: Ranger
  • Leaders: Artificer, Bard

Six trained skills (two are fixed):

  • Striker: Rogue

I’m a bit mystified by the Battlemind, Fighter, and Barbarian getting only three trained skills. Is there a particular reason for this? Something about their other class features or the relative value of certain class skills over others?

(I’m more interested in how the skills play into class balance than “designer reasons.”)

How to balance combat for a duet campaign with non-frontliner classes?

I’m in the process of creating a campaign and in the time leading up to it I’ve been running a few duets, or one-on-one, campaigns via a play-by-post format. I’ve been struggling though to create tense or threatening combat without being outright unfair. I’m used to creating combat encounters in which there is a full and diverse party, a couple casters, martials, and utility, but balancing combat for a single player is quite difficult, especially when one of my duets is with a Cleric, and another is with a Rogue.

The players are able to temporarily recruit companions during the Duet, which will usually just be NPCs or friendly creatures, using CR rather than essentially giving the player a second character (entering Trio territory). They will only ever be able to have one of these companions but will typically be alone.

I’m confident with creating encounters for a lone Fighter, Monk, Barbarian or other frontline class, but less so when it comes to pure casters and utility classes like Clerics, Rogues, Bards, etc.
If it helps, I am running a homebrew module and setting, so I have large amounts of flexibility when it comes to how I run the encounters. I also have access to most the official sources for creatures and will use a variety of them, including re-flavours to mimic combat diversity.

How do I balance the combat fairly in a duet campaign for non-frontline classes without diminishing threat or perceived threat?

What Classes Should a Communication Design Major Be Taking in college to be better prepared to become a UX designer?

Sorry if this is not the correct place for this but I am a Communication Design Major writing about how to become a UX designer for my Comp 200 class.One of the questions I want to answer in the paper is what classes I should be taking while I’m in school.

CSS classes added in project.module.scss not showingUp in my .tsx file in SPFx Project

Currently I started working on React SPFx webparts and wanted to add some new CSS.

I added some styling to classes in Project.Module.scss. But Now when I am adding this class names in render() method , it’s saying Property .tableStyle does not exists.

According to some posts, SPFx converts this styles to data types and append unique code to className to keep them unique.

Now, If I add manually to project.Module.scss.ts and project.Module.scss.d.ts then only render() method taking this style classes.

As per some blogs, We don’t have to make changes in other 2 files. Need Suggestion.

In following code, I have added .test class styling, whereas rest classes were already present in .scss file.

.reactScriptEditorWp {    .test{ display: none;    }    .tableStyle{      display:  table ;     margin-left :  100px ;   }   .container {     max-width: 700px;     margin: 0px auto;     box-shadow: 0 2px 4px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2), 0 25px 50px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);   }    .row {     @include ms-Grid-row;     @include ms-fontColor-white;     background-color: $  ms-color-themeDark;     padding: 20px;   }    .column {     @include ms-Grid-col;     @include ms-lg10;     @include ms-xl8;     @include ms-xlPush2;     @include ms-lgPush1;   }} 

project.tsx file:

return (         <div className={styles.reactScriptEditorWp} >         <br></br>          <br></br>         <div className={styles.tableCaptionStyle} > Retrieve SharePoint List Items using SPFx , REST API  & React JS  </div>         <br></br>          <div className={styles.test} > Employee Details</div>         <div className={styles.test} >              <div className={styles.test} >              <div className={styles.test}>Employee Name</div>              <div className={styles.test}>Employee Id </div>              <div className={styles.test}>Experience</div>                <div className={styles.test}>Location</div>                               </div>  </div> </div> 

Are 5e Rangers competitive with other core classes?

Rangers have a lot of flavor and interesting utility spells and abilities. However, it’s not clear from a quick reading of the class whether they are mechanically competitive. Their Beast Master option seems more effective than its surface appearance, but does it compete well with other classes in terms of enhancing party survivability through dealing damage and preventing harm?

We have a question regarding Linear Fighters, Quadratic Wizards. Does the damage and combat utility of the Ranger hold up in a similar analysis, as compared to other non-multiclassed classes from 5e? If it does not, do they have utility powers that increase other PCs’ effectiveness to a competitive degree?

Please assume a “vanilla” Ranger as compared to other base classes at a low-to-middle level. I’m sure that there are wacky combos possible with feats and multiclassing and that things get weird near level 20, but I’m looking for a more practical analysis.

SharePoint Column Conditional Formatting – Applying CSS classes to a date field using a nested IF statement

Apologies, I am relatively new to SharePoint/JSON, So forgive me if I am not seeing the obvious. I would be INCREDIBLY grateful if someone would help.

I would like to apply conditional formatting to a date field using a nested IF statement.

IF the current field is blank, then set the CSS class to ‘blocked’. However, if the current field is populated, run a second IF: IF the current field is more than 1 year before today, then set the CSS class to ‘blocked’, however if the current field is within the last year, set the CSS class to ‘good’.

I have ran the following, without success. No formatting is applied whatsoever.

 {    "$  schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/v2/column-formatting.schema.json",  "elmType": "div",  "attributes": {  "class": "=if(toString(@currentField)=='', 'sp-field-severity--blocked', if([@currentField]+31104000000 < @now,'sp-field-severity--blocked', 'sp-field-severity--good'))"   },  "txtContent": "@currentField"  } 

HOWEVER, when I split the conditions into two, they work independently.

  1. =IF empty, blocked, good.
{   "$  schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/column-formatting.schema.json",   "elmType": "div",   "attributes": {     "class": "=if(toString(@currentField)=='','sp-field-severity--blocked', 'sp-field-severity--good')"   },   "txtContent": "@currentField" } 
  1. =IF exceeds 1 year, blocked, good.
{   "$  schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/v2/column-formatting.schema.json",   "elmType": "div",   "attributes": {     "class": "=if(@currentField+31104000000 < @now, 'sp-field-severity--blocked', 'sp-field-severity--good')"   },   "txtContent": "@currentField" } 

My next step would be to add the corresponding CSS class icon into the field.