Does anyone have any thoughts/guidelines on when and how often to use the dark side points as a GM?
I don't mind the players using them how they see fit, but I dont want to use them as a GM all the time. I was thinking of using them only for important NPCs or for when it was important for the story line. I think if I used them too much, they could end up feeling like a gimiky mechanic or certain players might feel picked on. The only problem would be if I don't use them often, the players may get shafted out of using them for talents.
I was considering eliminating them from the pool when PC's use them and turning them light side when I use them. This would limit the uses during a session, but should give the players a slight advantage.
How have they been working in your games?