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wraith808 is the long-time screen name of a long-time gamer. He is a computer consultant by trade, programming in and , but longs to be a writer and game designer.

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Mar
24
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
24
reviewed No Action Needed Can I use a Wolf or a Dire-Wolf as a Warlock familiar?
Mar
24
reviewed Close What is the easiest way to determine what kind of adventure my group will enjoy?
Mar
24
reviewed Close Can I use a Wolf or a Dire-Wolf as a Warlock familiar?
Mar
24
reviewed Leave Closed Pathfinder encounter building checklist
Mar
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
23
comment The tension of the possibility of failure in Fate
Good answer! Surprised I hadn't thought of this in terms of unintended/unforeseen results to get them out of the practice and more focused on what's going on in the story.
Mar
23
comment The tension of the possibility of failure in Fate
But... it does work for that. When playing with other players that aren't rabidly mitigating risks, sometimes when the 'fit hits the shan', they just don't have the fate points to make it succeed. Whether that's getting the dreaded -4 and having to use what little they have to re-roll, or just not having the points available. It's when they don't invest in the economy but rather play the economy that I see the problem happen.
Mar
23
comment The tension of the possibility of failure in Fate
Fate, and especially the Dresden Files, can be dark. There is success at a very high cost all through the source material, and even so much as to make it Pyrrhic or indeed a failure. That is simulated by the Fate Point economy and the use of refresh to squeeze the characters, so I'd have to disagree that it's the system.
Mar
23
answered Can you use assistance actions in combat?
Mar
23
asked The tension of the possibility of failure in Fate
Mar
23
reviewed No Action Needed Can I use an ability increase across two abilities or just 1?
Mar
23
reviewed Close What class options make a good ranged and melee striker?
Mar
23
reviewed Looks OK Gunpowder in D&D 4.0
Mar
22
reviewed Leave Open How to Run a Trial Based on Skills?
Mar
22
reviewed Close Resources for adventuring building support
Mar
18
reviewed Leave Open How can I redeem the unjust?
Mar
18
reviewed Leave Open Ideas For a Dungeon With High CR
Mar
18
comment How to bring a player to not exclusively rely on his rote spells?
@Nerevar - there are a few questions on here about dealing with unbalancing things from prior campaigns. You might want to look at that, as that seems to be your problem, more than your players' actions.
Mar
17
comment How to bring a player to not exclusively rely on his rote spells?
@Nerevar - so whether by hook or by crook, i.e. taking it from him before the combat, or taking it from him in combat, that rote is not cast-able without both of those items.