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Yes, Spycraft Did with the Shadowforce Archer Campaign Setting Published in 2002, the Shadowforce Archer setting for the original Spycraft role-playing game--originally published by AEG now published by Crafty Games--had an online (now offline) Threat Center into which the Game Control--the game's name for the game master--would enter the results of a ...


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It came from the fans of White Wolf's World of Darkness games. "Splat" is another name for the asterisk character ('*'), which is often used as a placeholder or "wild card" in a name by technical types of people. Someone somewhere starting referring to all of WW's various Clanbook/Tribebook/Guildbook/Kithbook supplements for their various games as "*books", ...


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Gygax could be very cagey about questions like this and would give answers such as this one. But my impression of reading his comments, and sometimes communicating with him directly was that he didn't really stick to any one method and let players choose how to generate characters from the options listed in DMG and others he deemed "not cheating". Both he ...



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