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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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Oct
27
comment What are the best alternatives to cards for initiative in Savage Worlds?
You appear to have two accounts- you can request a merge, and indeed, if you were using the same account, you wouldn't have to get your edits to your own question approved.
Oct
27
comment Does a magic weapon's bonus increase Parry as well as Fighting?
-1 From the official answer above, additions or subtractions from the fighting trait do not affect parry. Unless you have conflicting and/or updated references, your answer is wrong.
Oct
26
comment When players have settled into “routines” for runs, how to break them out of the rut?
The nature of the site is that it handles single focused questions a lot better than 'faceted' ones. Someone could give a great answer to one part... and ignore or give a not so good/incorrect answer to the other. Hard to vote for answers like that.
Oct
26
comment When players have settled into “routines” for runs, how to break them out of the rut?
This looks like two different questions- you might want to break the part about "Contact abuse" into a separate question in order to get more focused answers.
Oct
19
comment How to create a character with the same combat flavour as the Viper (Game of Thrones)?
maybe in the form it was in, it didn't add as much as it detracted. but actual performance vs different fighting styles might.
Oct
12
comment What skill to oppose undodgeable energy weapons attack rolls?
@Nigralbus - that's how it's normally done, and I've done that before. You spend a stunt to take a trapping from one skill, and put it on another.
Oct
3
comment What skill to oppose undodgeable energy weapons attack rolls?
@Lohoris - taking into account a game where you get a limited supply of resources to create a character, the choice of one skill or two is more key in balance and character creation. There's a reason that offense and defense are in separate skills for ranged, but not for melee. This isn't to say that you can't choose not to go by that, but you have to be aware of it, which your statement does not show.
Oct
3
comment What skill to oppose undodgeable energy weapons attack rolls?
@STTLCU Well then, why not add a battlefield awareness skill? Paul Marshall rightly says that overemphasizing shoot as an offensive and defensive skill for free would have a possibility of putting all eggs in one basket. A stunt to add the dodge trapping to the shoot skill could be appropriate- though that seems to get more into the matrix type universe than merely using athletics or notice to duck behind a hardened obstacle.
Sep
20
comment What's a good printing/publishing service for tabletop RPGs?
Hi William, and welcome to RPG.SE! Great question, and while I don't have experience to contribute, I look forward to hearing the answers.
Sep
18
comment How can i change the outcome of history-charged events in ASoIaF RPG?
Welcome to RPG.SE Dolorion! Take a minute to review the tour (under help above). In particular, this site doesn't handle open ended discussion questions well- for that we usually refer querents to a forum, like RPG.net. It is likely that this question will be closed, but don't let that discourage you- the tour is very helpful for explaining what types of questions are appropriate for the site.
Sep
11
comment Would the alignment of a character with multiple personality disorder change?
@SevenSidedDie -I don't think any particularly address the second part- even the accepted answer. So perhaps an edit?
Sep
11
comment Would the alignment of a character with multiple personality disorder change?
@wax-eagle Is the too broad close reason because of the second part of the question? Because the first part seems quite well spec'd and answered. And since I could only tag one person, I chose you.
Sep
9
comment Is it appropriate to tell players the expected outcome of a throw?
@Flamma- but there are measures of failure and success. By letting them roll even if you're not going to let them fail, you are giving them the chance at stunning success, with the safety net of no failure, which is sometimes appropriate narratively.
Sep
9
comment Awarding Experience in RoleMaster
I don't think I ever played in a game that used the XP rules. We tried and it was more trouble than it was worth. +1 for the Blocks of XP and for the references.
Aug
20
comment Is the Player's Handbook sufficient to run a campaign?
Actually, this isn't true. Especially with 1st Ed, there were tables in the DMG (THAC0 tables for one) that were not available in the PHB.
Aug
16
comment Thus spake the Warforged: How do their mouths work?
whenever I see this conflict in post naming, I quote the same post: meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1143/… His original seemed fine to me.
Aug
1
comment How can I include Dresden-Files-style vampires in my Pathfinder game?
@SevenSidedDie - It could, as a matter of choice be used- I guess what sways me that you're possibly right is the fact that they are a dying breed, as is the Black Court.
Jul
25
comment In the Dresden Files RPG is it possible to get mental armor, and if so, how?
I think this rule is meant to be a catch all, i.e. armor doesn't help against stress you inflict on yourself. Think about your blood mage that slashes his palm to power his spell. If it worked against self-inflicted physical stress, how would he cut himself?
Jul
2
comment Dresden Files RPG: Can Spells Mimic or Replace other Skills?
@WesleyObenshain - The escape potion doesn't mention a skill check; there is another question based on the escape potion that might also be of help.
Jun
24
comment Considering Complex Dice Roll Probabilities
@SevenSidedDie - meta question posted and comments deleted.