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Like many who came before me, and undoubtedly many to come after me, I am an individual who has for almost as long as I can remember been keenly interested in playing and designing games (Its my close Number 2 passion after Changing the World - yeps I've set myself up for a lifetime of disappointment ^_~).

My personal development since under the age of 10 has been STOS > QuickBASIC > PASCAL... and then apathy took hold (Its not a bad language - but my perspective of it grew dim at the time) and I shifted away from coding. I have since also gained a grasp of basic HTML - and a little SQL.

For a number of years I've been interested in learning C or Visual BASIC, even Delphi (due to its roots) - and am recently set on C# - I am using YouTube for the purpose of self-learning but to say that I have a basic grasp would be wild optimism on my part.

Areas of game development that I am interested in include:

  • Game Mechanics
  • Pseudo Intelligence (AI)
  • World Building
  • Digital Weirdness (code is liberty)

What I hope for:

  • Learning C# (possibly more) without being a burden
  • To code a few cool games
  • To not give up again

No, I don't wish to be a lone wolf but neither do I feel that my projects have any more worth than anybody else's. What will be will be.


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Oct
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comment Where can I find the stats for a magic item that produces magically delicious spices?
My comment was posted circa 10 seconds later (wasn't sure if prestidigitation was included in pathfinder). :cP Its cool.
Oct
29
comment Where can I find the stats for a magic item that produces magically delicious spices?
Prestidigitation is the spell that comes to mind - it can flavour food somewhat and if it were limited 'just' to the taste aspect of the spell then I see no reason why it couldn't get a bit more of a 'kick', so to speak.
Oct
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comment Fantasy Game Where Your Stats are Based on Your Real-life Skills and Abilities
Multiverser sounds rather fascinating. A shame that the publisher's page seems to be broken.
Sep
29
comment Can a Night Elf swim naked in a volcano?
Yes. The sentence seems to be indicating that a resistance or immunity to fire translates to a similar resistance or immunity to (the heat aspect of) lava or magma. The wording error is the insinuation that resistance to fire translates to an immunity to lava or magma.
Sep
29
comment Do companions get action points?
I do feel that you are going the right direction in weighing each rule and being open to 'bend' it - especially for a young player that you hope to hold the interest of. Just also keep in mind that enforcing some rules has the benefit of teaching the value of having rules to your son, so that can also be beneficial. Maybe you can enforce the rules on 'the bad guys' a few times to his benefit to help him appreciate it.
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Commentator
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answered Can you heal a split black pudding?
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answered How can I get players to realize that their enemies aren't evil?
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comment Size of a campaign world?
Also you could build your world in phases. You might only build the framework of the world at large while focusing on a particular country for most of the content. You will still wish to invest a little general information into the most prominent places of lands that the players might never see (example - the Grand Duke Kardash of Hitheria has clamped down on commercial and citizens' movements until an investigation into a leaked plot to kill him is concluded. No need to get into further details that would not be included on a travel brochure for Hitheria. ;)
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revised Size of a campaign world?
Minor fixes.
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comment Size of a campaign world?
@Pyersamid Looks like another answer has the numbers and travel times part of your question down pat :) Within the spirit of my answer, for sake of comparison, The Maltese Islands span less than 320 square km - but the space is densely packed with "stuff" even if you could walk/ swim from one end to another in little more than a day. :) Much further south one finds the Sahara desert - more than 9.25 million square km - but with arguably less density of "stuff" to see (much of it obscured by the sands of time). An attempt to walk across it would likely end badly but it is a simpler space.
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answered Size of a campaign world?
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comment How do you play D&D when we don't have dice to play with?
I like the spinner idea as long at it is quick to spin and cheat-resistance is demonstrably designed into it. I would try doing this through us of a wooden block hollowed into to fit the spinning top (for stabilization and centering) Clearly mark a notch indicating the accepted result. Get a thin piece of wood to match the block and cut it down the middle, attaching it with hinges to the block. This will serve to keep the spinner stable in place and cover the results when spinning. Have a set of tops with a pair of washers sized to neatly fit the space, each with a design for a different die.
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