Okay, I played a session of DnD over AIM the other night, and the session just about began with a combat. The bad thing, is that the session ended with that same combat. This happens in just about all the session I run (live and electronic), where combats take a ridiculously long time, and it's really rather disappointing, as I find combat somewhat dull. I'm more of a roleplay DM, and I've tried the little tips in the dungeon master's guide on how to streamline combat, but it still takes a while. It stems a bit from people not listening to my advice and planning actions before their turn, but this isn't affecting the length too much I don't think. So I spose I'm curious about how other people handle combat, or if they've ever tried anything to streamline it.