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I’m a thirtysomething dad and IT professional living in the Austin, TX area. I started gaming way back in the day, 1982, with the TSR space opera game Star Frontiers. Since then I've been an avid roleplayer. I went to 5 Gen Cons, was a regional Triad for the RPGA's Living Greyhawk campaign, helped start a gaming club (the FORGE) in Memphis, TN, et cetera.

I GM and play a variety of RPGs; currently Pathfinder is in heavy rotation as well as various non-D&D-based games.


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answered Is it plausible to have a Player Character play as a villain against the rest of the party?
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revised Are there any RPGs/settings where a character's class is not chosen but “earned” through their actions?
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comment Are there any RPGs/settings where a character's class is not chosen but “earned” through their actions?
But your choice of advancement is constrained by the game system to things that are, by definition, related to what you've been doing. It's not "I add a level of witch to my fighter levels," it's "I've been doing my stuff as an Apprentice Witch (or Ice Maiden, or the couple other entries) and thus I'm going to become a Witch." Meets the requirements IMO.
Nov
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comment Are there any RPGs/settings where a character's class is not chosen but “earned” through their actions?
This doesn't address the scenario in the question, where the specific class is earned through action/guided by play. It's just 'choose later,' which isn't relevant.
Nov
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revised Combination of Fire Shield and Protection from Energy
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Nov
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comment Are there any RPGs/settings where a character's class is not chosen but “earned” through their actions?
I find this line of argument unconvincing. Sure, you diminish "player agency" - so what? Many games and gaming styles are fine with that. One may as well say that pure control over character builds is "power fulfillment fantasy" and have equally proven their case.
Nov
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answered Are there any RPGs/settings where a character's class is not chosen but “earned” through their actions?
Nov
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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
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revised Is there any information on how exactly verbal spell components must be phrased?
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answered Is there any information on how exactly verbal spell components must be phrased?
Nov
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comment I want to design and write a setting book. Where do I start?
Unfortunately many of the answers to this question are off topic (not always their fault, as clarity was late in coming to the question), and the question is still trying to ask a bunch of questions in one, which is always a bad sign. If the community puts some votes to close on this I'll mod-close, I don't think this Q&A as it stands helps the OP or anyone in the future either.
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revised I want to design and write a setting book. Where do I start?
Clarity
Nov
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comment Working (unofficial) pen and paper rpg adaptation of Mass Effect?
As this is a system-recommendation question, please adhere to both the FAQ and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective. In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience and contain references and examples whenever possible.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Working (unofficial) pen and paper rpg adaptation of Mass Effect?
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answered Combination of Fire Shield and Protection from Energy
Nov
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revised d20 source books for modern/futuristic settings
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comment d20 source books for modern/futuristic settings
You're asking for "any d20 supplement dealing with future stuff." That's way too wide of a scope for a SE question - there are literally hundreds of things that meet this requirement and so it doesn't meet the site's requirements for game-rec. You can refine the question or just go to RPGNow (rpgnow.com) and search on Rule System: d20/OGL and Genre: Modern or Sci-Fi, either of which will get you more than 1000 products.
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revised Dungeons that aren't dungeons
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revised Module with a mage's tower that had miniature exercising golems
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comment Module with a mage's tower that had miniature exercising golems
You're welcome. Having many bookshelves full of gaming gear back to the early 1980s is paying off! :-)