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I'm working on Fate Looms, a tabletop simulator specifically for Fate.

Useful things:

  • Making the Tough Decisions: An author talks about how to work in harmony with your group as a player, based on things that should in hindsight have seemed obvious. Worth reading word for word. It's good enough it's the single piece of mandatory reading at my game table.

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As this is a [tag:game-recommendation] question, please adhere to both the [FAQ] and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in [Good Subjective, Bad Subjective](http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective/) and on [our Meta](http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/a/1071/1204). In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience and contain references and examples whenever possible.

3h
comment Barbarians vs Berserkers
Didn't 3e or 3.5e also have a Berserker prestige class or something? I recall there being a way for a Barbarian to get access to some fairly powerful attacks, like the five-foot-step cleave (mighty cleave?) which could lead to an entire army being beheaded in one combat round, in exchange for the fact their berserker rage risked them attacking allies as well. Sounds like the Berserker introduced way back at the beginning in 1976!
4h
comment What is the definition of “hitting” when a move misses but still deals damage
Good answer. Might be worth noting in your last paragraph: hit points in D&D 4e don't necessarily represent physical harm; they can also represent fatigue and other factors. Dealing damage even if you missed could be interpreted as the stress of merely getting away from the attack! (You've probably seen a movie scene where someone has a beast snapping its jaws at them, and they have to put all their strength into keeping it just far enough away.)
1d
comment Can a summoned monster be commanded to aid another?
I've removed that section from your question because of how very much it should be another question - you can find it in your answer's revision history, also accessible by clicking the "edited X hours ago" link in the center bottom of your question. At least this way, we preserve the answers here for other people wondering the same thing. Plus, you don't have a limited question budget, and it's a good question to ask.
1d
comment Can a summoned monster be commanded to aid another?
I agree, actually. @Kelvin, could you split everything after the "further" into a second separate question? That way, this one has its "can I command summoned natural creature to aid another?" answer, and you can ask separately about the circumstance of having Celestial Commander's Divine Tongue.
1d
comment Does a summoned monster's alignment matter?
Though I understand this was written years ago, I'm downvoting it as it doesn't answer the question independently
2d
comment Might have found a “Rare” edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons?
Sounds like both.
Apr
11
comment Is the Hybrid Vampire any good?
@Andras He won't be pinged by that, fyi. And Brian appears to be doing anything but recommending Vampires there: "[the vampire] should be considered only if the player wants to play a vampire, not if they want to play an effective striker or controller."
Apr
11
comment Removing XP as a requirement to level
Just FYI, I'm asking because making your answers community wiki often has not much purpose: it makes others able to edit your answer freely as if it's their own, and you cease to gain or lose rep from votes. Since you're posting fairly decent answers, I'd imagine you should be benefiting from those upvotes, and there's already pretty good mechanisms for the community editing your answers.
Apr
11
comment Can you deliver a Magus' spellstrike through a combat maneuver?
If you don't feel that's sufficiently emphasized in your answer, I suggest you edit it in! Flag these comments as obsolete when you're satisfied, either way.
Apr
11
comment How do level-dependent abilities increase in Pathfinder?
@KRyan Is there anything you want to preserve from these comments? Otherwise I suspect these comments should be flagged for deletion
Apr
11
comment Can you deliver a Magus' spellstrike through a combat maneuver?
@Jason_c_o These comments should be cleared away; if there's anything you wish to preserve from them I suggest you consider whether it should be included in your answer or question. As BESW indicated in his comment on your question, posting the context of this question (e.g. that reddit discussion) may be for getting the kinds of answers you're after.
Apr
11
comment Can you deliver a Magus' spellstrike through a combat maneuver?
@Lord_Gareth These comments should be cleared away; is there anything you would like to edit into your answer from them?
Apr
9
comment Is there a “sea creatures” RPG system, or would I need to create one?
Could you explain how these systems you're recommending would work out in practice? Have you tried anything similar, or is there experience you can cite regarding this?
Apr
9
comment Is there a “sea creatures” RPG system, or would I need to create one?
Considering this us a game rec rather than a setting rec, do you have any advice on how to run this in practice, and relevant experience to cite?
Apr
9
comment Is negative energy (or chanelling it) necessarily evil?
I think he means negative energy itself isn't inherently evil, but I do think this answer could get closer to the issue: there are non-evil spells provided which have negative energy channeling, and neutral deities provide them (apparently?), therefore there's clearly nothing inherently evil about it.
Apr
8
comment How can I convince my D&D players to restart their characters?
Are these players wanting to bring in characters they've developed in other groups unrelated to this club, or have you previously been playing a game with all of them and want to start fresh? This will make a huge difference to the answers you receive.
Apr
8
comment Characters and combat mindset
Don't answer in comments. Wait until the question's reopened and submit your answer where it can be tested by community voting and competition. The asker might take it rather than improve their question, so they're left with a crap answer, we're left with a question to clean up, and comments to delete. So everyone gets left with crap.
Apr
7
comment How can I plan, prepare, and enforce an episodic structure?
As someone facing the same situation as the asker, the cutting things short suggestion isn't helpful, exactly as SSD describes. The dynamic content is, however. Can you expand on that further?
Apr
6
comment Why even bother with XP?
@OnlyD20CanJudgeMe There's a very different way to think about it, but comments probably aren't the place for discussing this.
Apr
6
comment Why even bother with XP?
@OnlyD20CanJudgeMe There are plenty of alternate ways to deal with it, including that people who can get along together can actually see this as not being a problem to fight over. You are describing one situation; what might have been appropriate in that situation (punishment?) is inappropriate in a number of others.