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I've only been gaming steadily for about five years, and most of that has been DMing for D&D.

I'm very interested in the early RPGs of the 70s and early 80s, but my active game right now is a 4th edition D&D game with some house rules to (hopefully) give it some of the feel of those older games.

My interest in gaming is two-fold, in that not only am I an active gamer, but a PhD student in anthropology and will be writing my dissertation on role-playing games. I'm interested in the connections between play, myth, and ritual.


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accepted What is a good example of implementing old-school design in a 4e module?
Aug
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asked What Classic/Old-School Sci-Fi Adventures might adapt well to a Serenity Game?
Aug
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accepted How do you maintain a balance between mystery and offering clues?
Jul
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Jun
24
comment Good source for a dark/weird dryad concept?
Thanks all, that's some good stuff. I also read Algernon Blackwood's short story "The Willows" yesterday and although it doesn't deal with dryads per se, it has some great concepts. I'll probably steal the setting of that story and drop in a dryad based on some of the concepts below.
Jun
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accepted Good source for a dark/weird dryad concept?
Jun
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asked Good source for a dark/weird dryad concept?
Jun
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awarded  Popular Question
Apr
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awarded  Nice Question
Apr
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accepted Any mechanics out there for developing and maintaining a spy/information network?
Apr
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comment Any mechanics out there for developing and maintaining a spy/information network?
As I mentioned, albeit very unclearly, it's not really a spy network either, so independent cells aren't really a plus--it's more of a knowledge/information network.
Apr
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asked Any mechanics out there for developing and maintaining a spy/information network?
Mar
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comment Any games with a Magicka-like (experimental/combination-based) magic system?
I think that Mage is an interesting concept, but in this case I was looking for something less flexible.
Mar
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accepted Any games with a Magicka-like (experimental/combination-based) magic system?
Mar
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asked Any games with a Magicka-like (experimental/combination-based) magic system?
Feb
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awarded  Tag Editor
Jan
27
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
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asked How do I help my players not get caught up on smaller plot points?
Dec
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awarded  Nice Question