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A fanatic games developer and a big fan of RPG games.


Mar
21
comment Player refuses to show up regularly, and when he does, never wants to roleplay
I really doubt the tactic of forcing him to RP is going to do anything good. It's plain and simple difference of expectations - talk about it out of game and don't bother crafting a situation which the player might interpret as deliberate set-up to make him look bad. Considering we can trust the OP in his description of the player, this would be exactly that as GM would know how the problematic person will act. Honestly, talk about it like adults outside the game and don't hesitate to part from the party.
May
23
comment How reliable are dice rolling programs?
I agree with will find dice rollers more random then actual dice which [...] will be flawed but do keep in mind, that it is entirely possible to roll 5 1s in 8 rolls with real dice, which might not be possible in an app, because from my experience at least in video games, it is often desirable for the random number generators to provide a wide spectrum of results which have similar number of repeats.
May
22
comment Have any systems incorporated Avatar: The Last Airbender?
I am pretty sure someone has reskinned DnD 3.5 into Avatar world but can't find a link. I am sure I had the link from this SE though. I'll try to find it later today if no one posts it in the meantime.
May
21
comment How can I strategise IC with the other players when my PC is stupid?
@JackLesnie I disagree, I've always assumed that intelligence is the ability to solve new problems and come with new solutions, wherein wisdom is about knowledge and common sense.
May
15
comment Best answer for people concerned about RPG activities being occult or dangerous?
Please keep in mind that for many people this could be considered as condescending - if I were a parent being genuinely worried for my kid (even if said kid was 40 or so) this answer would not only fail to calm me, but it would also make me feel disappointed and sad. Don't settle for a 'best comeback' if the people you're talking to are worried about you.
May
14
comment Adapting Kafka's The Trial to a scenario
Time for some offtopic Knowledge! A professor from UNAULA has compared "The Trial" with Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" (Kafka was apparently a big fan of Fyodor) and decided that, among other things, the intended order of the chapters should be different - goo.gl/wZRdWp
May
10
comment Creating emotions
+1 for Tranquilstream and Backstabia, I just love creative naming in examples. I'd also note it's not easy to come up with convincing NPCs on the spot, so if you have a recurring NPC (even a shopkeeper) play that well, improve him in-between session and give him character.
May
10
comment How can GMs make their game worlds more inclusive?
If I understand correctly, the last part of your post basically means, that the only truly correct and right campaign is a quest for glory given by a good figure, where good people do good deeds and, should they stray from the path they, are severely punished. I can't find myself agreeing with this at all.
May
9
comment How to Format a DM's Notebook for an Open World Game
I demand answers which actually talk about formatting an offline notebook! You know, this thing where you need to use a pen to write with ink?
May
7
comment Where to find recordings of serious Fate Core campaigns?
I've clarified - I've been thinking about video recordings specifically. Funny that my youtubeing only gave me gazillion of 'how to play' and 'review' videos. My Youtube-fu must be low today.
May
7
comment What good is GP?
+1 for linking to this great article. Someone should make a list of the must-read articles for any RPG player.
May
7
comment Should a new player call out a “bad” GM?
So, is anyone but me getting a Bit Defender warning about Geek Social Fallacies link? (marked as website containing dangeround malware)
Aug
12
comment Why do my players want to be superman in Dresden Files?
But it is also mentioned in the question, that in the previous two campaigns, the players followed similar tropes with their characters which can indicate that they don't realize (or don't want to) expect other things from a game.
Aug
9
comment Why do my players want to be superman in Dresden Files?
Your players might just be saying, "We want to solve our problems by tearing them apart with our bare hands!" My only comment is that players might not realise it is possible to play any different, they might be applying the logic used in almost all computer games - the stronger the better. Because, frankly, how many computer RPGs really encourage you to not be as strong as possible?
Jul
26
comment How do I become a merchant prince?
I think this question would fit better in the history SE: history.stackexchange.com
Jul
12
comment What is a good way to get regular people interested in D&D?
One answer to rule them all, one answer to find them all, one answer to bring them all and in the darkness surpass them. This is the best answer ever.
Jun
30
comment What do I do when I suspect players may be fudging rolls online?
In two 5d20 rolls I score eight 1s - 5 in the first roll and three in the other one. Improbable but possible.
Jun
24
comment Systems similar to D&D 3.5
@medivh It's a pretty old question, since then I've moved on to other systems. And what I didn't like about 3.5? Number crunching, complete lack of grittiness, bazzilion spells to know and remember, almost complete lack of focus on things other than battle.
Jun
15
comment Is a trouble that encompasses multiple issues OK?
Yea much better now. Changed to +1.
Jun
8
comment Is a trouble that encompasses multiple issues OK?
-1 As it is now this answer has no worth for me. I still don't know why it is absolutely good in the context of the rules, and how it affects the gameplay in the context of your experience.