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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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revised Which RPGs primarily reward roleplaying your character?
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awarded  Organizer
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revised What are the advantages of Tabletop Roleplaying Games over MMORPGS and CRPGs
removed roleplaying tag per meta discussion clarifying that its not intended for reference to the hobby as a whole
Sep
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answered Roleplaying and psychology
Sep
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answered Are there any RPG systems specifically designed for larger numbers of players (10+)?
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revised How should a GM deal with sexuality in an RPG?
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revised What tools are useful to organize a GM's campaign notes?
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comment Are there any restrictions on mastering and/or using a ritual based on its Key Skill?
Somewhere in there is what seems not quite right about rituals to me. I can never put my finger on it exactly, though.
Sep
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comment I need a ritual to review memories
Number balance is definitely not my thing, but level 5 with 2pt lower DCs seems about right to me.
Sep
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comment I need a ritual to review memories
This seems exactly right to me. It could even be a little easier to cast, meaning either a lower lever, lower DCs, or a lower component cost. It seems that reviewing the memories of a living person should be easier than doing it to a dead person.
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revised I need a ritual to review memories
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Sep
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comment Fair replacement rule for D&D 4e item creation?
The point that 4e uses prices as a balancing factor is well made, but I'm not sure I see why that suggests raising purchase prices over lowering creation costs. Could you explain your thought process there?
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comment What are the advantages of Tabletop Roleplaying Games over MMORPGS and CRPGs
Or unless you sign up for D&DI...
Sep
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answered How to quickly plan a fun one-off session?