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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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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.
Jun
11
comment Games where some characters can play as weapons
Do you have any references on where to find BloodLust? Pretty hard name to google...
Jun
6
comment What roleplaying system has rich espionage elements that can be incorporated into another game?
@gomad - perhaps you can point a bit of your answer towards your prep-work; I'd view that as personal experience. In my answer on The Directive, a lot of what will be interesting to the OP IMO was towards the help in preparation, i.e. story seeds, direction in GMing, ready-set intrigue, etc.
Jun
6
comment How do I use AnyDice with Classic World of Darkness / 20th Anniversary?
Welcome to RPG.SE onitek. In general, on RPG.SE link only answers are frowned upon. I'd suggest taking a look at the tour to get an idea how the site operates, then the help center to get answers to any specific questions. For this particular answer, it could be improved by telling (a) exactly what the link is and how it qualifies as an answer to the question and (b) why it's not a perfect solution. If you can't answer those adequately, you might look into deleting your answer as not to attract downvotes. Again welcome, and enjoy the site!
Jun
5
comment How do I foster enjoyment in the type of make-believe required in RPGs in a child who isn't old enough to play RPGs?
I think it's a ... stretch to say that the question is about parenting.
Jun
4
comment How do I foster enjoyment in the type of make-believe required in RPGs in a child who isn't old enough to play RPGs?
What's the difference between Make-believe and Role-playing in your eyes? Because... I look at them as the same thing. Cowboys and Indians is LARPing without a system, IMO- so I wanted to get your take on that in terms of what you're looking for. Even your examples are RPing to a certain mindset.
May
20
comment What describes the portion of the social contract that describes explicitly-permitted controversial themes?
I'd thought about answering with just this- but the problem to me in regards to what the OP is requesting is that with the 'O' card, it comes into effect when something is brought into play. The OP is looking for something that outlines what touchy subjects people want brought into play ahead of time.
May
18
comment Simulating samurai duels in Pathfinder
@Jason_c_o - You can't copyright rules, only content. He might not be able to use the text verbatim, but the rules- totally up to being used. Brandon Blackmoor posted an excellent assessment, including references.
May
17
comment Narrativist Gaming: How do you transition more traditionally-trained players into them?
Welcome to RPG.SE! While a great comment, and a great anecdote, in the end, this is not an answer. Review the help for more information about how the site works and how its different from forum-type sites. And again, welcome!
May
16
comment How can I create a Cleric that uses grappling moves and martial arts?
I'd echo what @SevenSidedDie commented, and also give food for thought. No matter what the answer to this question is, it's addressing a symptom instead of the problem IMO. Address the fact with your DM and your group that you are a newcomer, and that you need to know if your presence will be a good fit considering this. Otherwise, you're going to be left with a lot of questions like this, and the level of frustration will be continually increasing.
Apr
21
comment What simple and rules-light system can be used to play WH40k?
Not enough for an answer, as I haven't used it, but there are a couple of hacks in progress for Rogue Trader/Apocalypse World and Deathwatch/Apocalypse World
Apr
21
comment Creating new minor talents for an Empath/Telepath
@user11897 - Again, its a choice per campaign. But I'd think that enhancement would be worth a point, if it were me.
Apr
19
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
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?