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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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comment Creating new minor talents for an Empath/Telepath
@user11897 - While your statement about empathy is true, the 10 minute requirement, you seem to have done away with. One that I'd also look at is the cognition skill (don't have my book right in front of me). I'd either add the time limitation, or charge more, personally. But that's up to taste.
Apr
11
comment Easy-to-learn system that supports one-on-one play
@AlexP - In general, I only vote down if the information is incorrect or inappropriate, no matter my feelings on the topic. It keeps the votes and conversation from a personal level. Especially as I might find something offensive that you don't, and vice versa. I keep it on the level of the question asked. But that's just my approach. Thanks for the links- I won't go into what I personally thing in regards to them, but just say that I respect that your position is different than mine.
Apr
11
comment Easy-to-learn system that supports one-on-one play
@AlexP - Seems rather strange to vote a suggestion down based on the elements of the answer that have nothing to do with the actual question's requirements.
Apr
3
comment Stress Tracks and Beast Change
(This is also consistent with the books - there are several occasions where we see members of Billy's gang seriously injured as wolves, then revert to human form when unconscious. Yet they don't suddenly die.) - that was the end of combat, so the stress is gone :)
Apr
1
comment What are the best computer generators for historical timelines?
If I were you, I'd unaccept that answer, and wait for them to come in. I think this is a very good question, and should get some interesting answers. But I've noticed from experience that once an answer is accepted, the other answers tend to stop rolling in.
Mar
26
comment Looking for a WWII RPG that requires no adaptation/conversion
@SevenSidedDie - actually, it's not made specifically for the use of WW2 (reference the operator), but the largest reason it's not a good answer is that he wanted background so he wouldn't have to do research. There's none in it.
Mar
26
comment Looking for a WWII RPG that requires no adaptation/conversion
@ComradeYakov - Actually, it doesn't really take Godlike out. The first Ubermensch was Aryan. In fact, a lot of the way that talents emerge (because of they way that they emerge) is centered around the mythology of the particular culture.
Mar
25
comment Spaceship Combat in Fate Core
No downvote, but I really don't feel this is a well rounded answer; have you used Starblazer Adventures and/or know the systems well enough to elaborate, especially on the differences with the requirement of Fate Core as Starblazer Adventures is based off of SotC?
Mar
24
comment Dealing with Character Advancement in a Game with Rotating GM's
@AlexP - I see no reason why it couldn't. System-agnostic to me doesn't mean system blind. To rephrase it "even when pcs are not in the scene, doesn't mean that the pcs have no influence. Use their complications to become complications for the remaining characters." Then go into how you've done it in a specific case. If the question isn't about a system mechanic but a concept, the answers, I think, can become useful in general, no matter how you frame it. That's just my opinion, however.
Mar
24
comment Dealing with Character Advancement in a Game with Rotating GM's
@AlexP Though this has been distilled down to be towards fate-core, could you do that with any of the system agnostic questions? It seems that the question is more generic and possibly more useful than that. But that's just my opinion.
Mar
24
comment Dealing with Character Advancement in a Game with Rotating GM's
Having seen the question that @mxyzplk linked, I'm voting to close as duplicate. We just need to get better questions there.
Mar
24
comment Dealing with Character Advancement in a Game with Rotating GM's
@InbarRose - No, read it a bit more. You introduce aspects. You don't actually play the PC. So if your PC has the aspect chased by the mob (bad aspect- just an example), they might run across mobsters that are hunting the PC, and know that he hangs with the group. And maybe that relates to something that the PC is doing in his inactive phase. It ties the whole thing together.
Mar
22
comment Roll20 reminded me of a similar program; help me identify it?
I rolled back the edit. It totally changes the question beyond what a simple edit should, and that sort of change should be left to the OP. If it's two questions, vote to close until the OP can clarify.
Mar
22
comment Roll20 reminded me of a similar program; help me identify it?
@KRyan - I'll let the OP rollback if necessary, but it seems that the edit to the title changed his meaning. His question is in the last part of the question, i.e. starting with Basically. The other part is just chatty. And the original title goes along with that.
Mar
12
comment Dresden RPG thaumaturgy conditional triggers
@TimothyAWiseman On the Jim Butcher site, there's an (unfinished) thread on a tutorial to DFRPG - jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php?topic=30499.0. There's also a couple of lists of resources: dfrpg-resources.wikispaces.com, evilhat.com/home/dresden-files-rpg-downloads. No official quick start- but those resources have a lot of meat to them, including the official 'case files' available on DTRPG and linked there.
Mar
12
comment Dresden RPG thaumaturgy conditional triggers
+1 Great answer! One addition, however. He asked about the effects of sunrise on the ward, and Sunrise can be considered to be a threshold, so that even though your ritual was to last for a few days, if you didn't power it enough, the weakening effect could in effect reduce it to less than the planned duration and/or dispel it. See YW230, and this was discussed in another question
Mar
9
comment Tree based tool to create dialog
@Jason_c_o - even though it's codified for the game-rec tag, pretty much any type of list type question should be considered to have the same requirements. To keep them from becoming just lists. Though... I'm conflicted, because that chat mapper is pretty awesome.
Mar
9
comment Tree based tool to create dialog
What gomad is getting at on this type of thing, is that in order to make these types of questions not just a list of links, RPG.SE does require that rec type questions are based on personal experience, rather than just linking something.
Mar
9
comment Tree based tool to create dialog
@gomad having friends that are writers that use it in the gaming industry, it's actually closer to what the asker wants than you might realize. It's a professional tool, and priced as such, but it is to handle the branching and scripting dialog in a plot in addition to other things.
Mar
5
comment What are the benefits of owning a physical book?
@Sardathrion - And I can then read my Pdfs on my ipad. Or on my nook. Or on my computer. The fact that Amazon can stop the Kindle from working (which is one of the reasons that I use a more multipurpose device) is of little consequence. That's still the device. A pdf is a media- it has specifications for DRM if you want to include it. But it doesn't intrinsically mean DRM.