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Mar
31
comment Has anyone produced a drop-in well-reasoned economy for a fantasy game?
I'm not sure about Medieval Europe, a lot is based on Anglo-Saxon europe, though establish econonies weren't quite so organised back then.
Mar
31
comment Has anyone produced a drop-in well-reasoned economy for a fantasy game?
hehe, see this for the perfect example of purchasing power: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Million_Pound_Note of course this still doesn't mean you can afford to buy anything.
Mar
31
comment Has anyone produced a drop-in well-reasoned economy for a fantasy game?
re: the magic bit, sure but that doesn't affect the economy, it just means that the peasant's villages will be stone rather than wood. Of course, it still costs a lot to transport the slush to where you want it, that's manual labour and the weight will still be the same as stone. So maybe it's not so cheap after all. Anyway, its just an aesthetic rather than financial aspect - until you want a castle made and then the fee is simply what the wizard will charge you (and remember he's not stupid, so it'll be roughly what it'd cost you anyway :) )
Mar
31
comment Where can I find fantasy minis on the cheap?
em4miniatures.com/acatalog/Science_Fiction.html
Mar
31
comment Where can I find fantasy minis on the cheap?
now I'm impressed with eM4's scifi figures - interchangeable arms/weapons... nice idea.
Mar
30
accepted What are the big differences between the D&D editions?
Mar
29
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
27
asked What are the big differences between the D&D editions?
Mar
20
comment Weapon that does 5 damage vs. one that does 1d10 damage: What characteristic of the weapons causes this difference?
@Sohum: so you go with something like Runequest's system where damage generally hurts, the roll is to decide which body part gets it. The trick is not to get damaged at all, either through defence or armour.
Mar
20
answered Making weapon choices that count, and more realistic/interesting weapons
Mar
20
answered Running games for a constantly unreliable group
Mar
20
comment Running games for a constantly unreliable group
one thing to add: for the battles, who says you need to reduce the number of baddies. You just need the PCs to be more of team leaders, rather than the entire group. You see cop TV shows where the 2 main characters are the focus, when it comes to the battle, the NPC swat team comes with them. (maybe the players could play the swat team for a 'minigame' and then switch back to their main characters once the perps are cuffed).
Mar
20
comment Running games for a constantly unreliable group
got to say this is the best solution so far - how to play a game when the players would only like to play occasionally. I'd add Paranoia type games (if not paranoia itself, think Terminator or Spy or even Cop where the characters are part of a larger group, so the available PCs are sent on episodic missions). you might need to tailor the mission types to the available PCs skills though. An addition to this is if each player has 2 characters on the go at any time, this helps to keep things mixed up so you don't run 'traditional' scenarios.
Mar
2
awarded  Necromancer
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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awarded  Nice Question
Jul
15
comment What is some good advice for starting Paranoia with a new group?
oh no, uncanny luck is a great mutation - the 'Teela Brown' gene, where the character is so lucky that all the bad things that could possibly happen do... to whoever is standing nearby. You can have a great amount of sadistic fun with that one, especially when the other players realise and try to get rid of the lucky character.
Jun
6
answered Adventuring within Cthulhu Mythos without realizing it?
Jun
6
comment Adventuring within Cthulhu Mythos without realizing it?
or use Gurps but don't tell them you've got this link printed out: sjgames.com/gurps/Roleplayer/Roleplayer22/CoCToGURPS.html
Apr
30
answered Total Party Kill - What do I do as a GM?