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I'm running IaWA every other Sunday right now. During the phase where your friends are picking their characters from the oracle elements, if you can get away with it -- based on the oracles that you've drawn, consider not choosing any NPCs to stat up. If the player-characters are compelling enough, they don't need you to have NPCs with their own Best ...


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It's just a game. Don't make a big deal about it. Don't regale the merits of indie games. Don't point out all the differences between D&D and your indie game. For godsake, don't talk about game theory. It's an awesome game. Presumably you think this indie game is awesome, or you wouldn't introduce it to your friends. Be enthusiastic without being ...


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I am overgeneralizing here, but D&D games tend to have the GM provide the plot and the players react to it. Games like IAWA require that at least some of the plots and conflicts originate from the characters themselves. Make sure the players recognize that going in so they are prepared to participate in this way. It can be a difficult shift of mindset ...


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Everything Jere said is absolutely correct. Also, you've chosen a good game to get your feet wet: Vincent Baker focuses on concrete GM advice. Try and follow it closely; make note of the places where he says to do stuff that isn't the way you're used to doing it, and do those things the way the book recommends. If you can find some actual play ...


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I'd be interested to hear what Vincent says on the matter. And no other answer will be authoritative. But, the idea in the rules is that you go on the owe list when you roll against a stronger opponent; at a disadvantage. So: 1) No. 2) I think the character with the particular strength has the lower ability. 3) I do.


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While Adam has the same general advice I'd give, and I'm not familiar with IaWA itself, there are a few things I've not seen yet in others' answers. you might be having a blast with it, and almost everyone else... but people's gaming styles differ. Many indies will in fact put off some players just by the very nature of the mechanics. Others will be put ...


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I got this ruling from Vincent Baker, the system's creator (original reference: http://www.lumpley.com/comment.php?entry=342#34): On 2010-09-01, Vincent wrote: Ah! Since advantage dice ADD to the high die, they don't count as just a d6. Effectively, it's... 1) d18 d8 vs d12 d10, so the person with d12 d10 goes on the owe list. 2) oops! I see I made a ...



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