So I was trawling through my new reply posts on the old dead boards and I come across this thread where kevin_video was talking about his campaign and veekie replied with some suggestions, and this one bit caught my eye.
-Cut them off. The mercane? Blow it up. Without contacts, they cannot trade favorably for goods.
Blow it up.
And then it struck me that every single time I go to some advice thread on this place, or the old place, veekie is always there giving solid, doable, inspirational and interesting
advice to every single shambolic DM who shows up lost and lonely with players wielding +5 vorpal dragons or refusing to name their characters for fear of 'the roleplaying'.
So i'd just like to show my appreciation and respect for that level of intelligence and dependability, by saying, on behalf of all clueless noobs, THANK YOU VEEKIE, YOU'RE PRETTY AWESOME