On 2009-04-28, Alex D. wrote:
To Moreno: What if, instead of just giving an immediate +1, you could give a +1 "token", which could be saved for later?
The trick being that the use of the token needs to refer back to how it was earned.
I don't have 3:16 in front of me right now, but it might be a step towards a fix that'd make the game more enjoyable for you.
RE GMing: I don't really like judging player input in this way, either. Exalted's Stunts gave me this problem. Also, (IIRC, Rob and probably quite a few others feel the same) I want to be able to push as hard as I can against the player - which is one of my primary gripes about D&D (at least 3.X and 4th). There are guidelines for what to do, but there's nothing to stop me from dropping an uber-demon on a 3rd level party.