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Rolling odd dice since 1983.

I am fond of Swords, Meat, Music, and Books.

I usually capitalize correctly.


May
4
revised Game of Thrones (D20/Tri-Stat) vs Song of Ice and Fire RPG: which has the most substantial setting information?
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May
4
asked Game of Thrones (D20/Tri-Stat) vs Song of Ice and Fire RPG: which has the most substantial setting information?
May
4
revised How do I get the PCs to stop focusing on a red herring?
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May
4
answered How do I get the PCs to stop focusing on a red herring?
May
1
revised A campaign based on a novel: Let the plot deviate or make the PCs' thread unrelated?
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Apr
30
answered A campaign based on a novel: Let the plot deviate or make the PCs' thread unrelated?
Apr
30
revised A campaign based on a novel: Let the plot deviate or make the PCs' thread unrelated?
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Apr
30
comment A campaign based on a novel: Let the plot deviate or make the PCs' thread unrelated?
As you have already stated you do not wish to railroad the players or make them feel unimportant, I think the question should probably be asking about how to create an independent story line for them in the setting of A Song of Ice and Fire.
Apr
30
suggested suggested edit on A campaign based on a novel: Let the plot deviate or make the PCs' thread unrelated?
Apr
30
comment Which roleplaying games feature realistic combat?
Differentiating between 'realism' and 'deadliness' is an important distinction for this sort of question and the two are not necessarily the same thing.
Apr
30
comment Which roleplaying games feature realistic combat?
Aces&Eights, definitely
Apr
29
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of develop in play (DIP) compared to develop at the start (DAS) character generation?
I think playing against the group concept has to be planned, consider the size of the group (not doing it if the group is too small to support the special snowflake), and have some overall benefit to the group - not just that player. Your parenthetical example of Dark Heresy is a good one. One in another vein would be a Sabbat Vampire with vestiges of Humanity whose player enhances the experience of the group by grasping the tenets of a new path, or the loner/emotionless killer learning to view the group as family, etc: specific change predetermined to reinforce rather than buck the setting.
Apr
28
comment Free tabletop rpg suggestion
I second this recommendation. Warrior, Rogue and Mage easily combines the requirements of free, quick, and easy to learn.
Apr
28
revised What are the advantages and disadvantages of develop in play (DIP) compared to develop at the start (DAS) character generation?
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Apr
28
answered What are the advantages and disadvantages of develop in play (DIP) compared to develop at the start (DAS) character generation?
Apr
27
comment How to maximize the opportunities of roleplaying military rank in a PC group, while minimizing the limitations on the players
This plus mxyzplk's requirements of establishing investment in the concept, applying the actual leadership methodology of an actual military (link), and demonstrating how the chain of command does not necessarily need to be used for beating PCs pretty much round things out, I think.
Apr
27
accepted How to maximize the opportunities of roleplaying military rank in a PC group, while minimizing the limitations on the players
Apr
27
comment How to maximize the opportunities of roleplaying military rank in a PC group, while minimizing the limitations on the players
Good point about informing players for the basis of role assignments should they need to be made.
Apr
26
comment Suggestions for decreasing metagaming and increasing player immersion?
I remember you mentioning that on your blog a while back. I have had to do it a number of times. As you demonstrated, it doesn't have to be negative or create problems in the play group, it should focus on enhancing the enjoyment of each player by openly clarifying what is expected... like rules for 1 on 1 basketball, poker, and so on.
Apr
26
comment How can I make GUMSHOE combats more dynamic?
+1 for answering the question with information drawn from the rules, and from useful experience overcoming the problem