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Jul
21
comment How do I handle someone who never ever wants to pull?
Should work. Have fun- Dread is an awesome game and is really nice for being so different from the "standard" RPGs
Jul
4
comment What is a good source for non-fantasy floor plans?
Things like this are what I have been using. Other than Google I was really wondering if there were any good aggregators of this kind of information. Squares and hexes don't really matter- I tend to use them as handouts as-is.
Jul
3
comment Is it possible to teleport while on the Astral plane?
In support of this, the 2nd edition Guide to the Astral plane (Which had a chapter devoted to special spell rules) allows for teleportation without any modifications. Not 3rd edition, but possibly helpful.
Jul
3
comment Dragon Player Characters
One of the coolest combat systems I've ever seen too. Great recommendation.
Jul
3
comment What is a good source for non-fantasy floor plans?
I asked Randal the same question below, but have you personally purchased any of the RPGNow floorplan PDFs? I did see they were around, but it is hard to judge quality without some first hand experience.
Jul
3
comment What is a good source for non-fantasy floor plans?
Do you have any personal experience with the purchased options? I don't mind spending some money, but specific recommendations for particular products or companies would be appreciated.
Jul
2
comment Vassal-like dice for chat-sessions
Firefox is just warning that the security certificate isn't from a recognized SSL certificate provider. Given you're using this for rolling dice, I wouldn't worry about it. You wouldn't want to hand over your credit card, but it is no less secure than any other site you might use.
Jun
28
comment What do “Shadowfell” and “Underdark” mean?
@Luiz Borges Totally. I just saw that the other, potentially relevant meaning of fell was skipped over. It's cool to see the place names in another language!
Jun
28
comment What do “Shadowfell” and “Underdark” mean?
@TRiG I thought so too as I was writing this. I hadn't seen the Spanish before, but it's interesting because it lets you see the etymology in a way that English doesn't.
Jun
23
comment How to effectively run a “Petal” trip or other dream-like sequences
@dpatchery Thanks! I should clarify, I'm really looking for specific techniques on how to run something like this as part of a non-dream campaign- rather than systems and sourcebooks. That said, I'll dig up what I can in those books and see what recommendations they might have.
May
10
comment Does anyone know a good system for building a city?
Are you looking for sourcebook suggestions, or general advice for city building?
May
9
comment List of (small northern US town) occupations?
You may be going for something less bleak, but I'd check out the film (or book) Winter's Bone- you get a good vibe for small towns and very poor residents. (Plus Meth cooking, which is a classic in small town America)
May
9
comment What kind of Muse do you start with in Eclipse Phase?
Thanks for the official answer! Glad you're watching the site.
May
4
comment How do you handle large scale exploration?
I really like the idea of having the very interesting locales have that kind of lead up- that way when the PCs do get to it they know they've found something major.
May
2
comment What kind of Muse do you start with in Eclipse Phase?
Muses do have a cost listed however, (and morphs do cost CP). I think you're right in that it isn't a huge deal- but I'm curious what the right answer is.
May
2
comment What size is Savage Worlds Kerberos Club?
Just to confirm, I saw it my physically at FLGS yesterday and it is indeed a full sized book- not a little one like the Explorer Edition.
Apr
28
comment Techniques for allowing character defeat without character death
I haven't read it yet, but I've heard Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan deals with this as well. In the world of an RPG, I think prepared parties will be basically immortal, but PCs who don't have their house in order will still be at risk.
Apr
27
comment Techniques for allowing character defeat without character death
You make a good point about Paranoia. Usually I've found that game doesn't have much of an ongoing narrative to preserve, but it does work that way. The nice thing about Eclipse Phase (At least for my purposes) is that you can kill someone by destroying all the backups of their consciousness, so death is still a threat, but it becomes a really big deal.
Apr
25
comment Exalted Limit Breaks - How do I get them to occur more often?
@Cthos The details are buried under the descriptions of each flaw. Its still somewhat hard to keep track of all of them, but with some notes it is possible.
Apr
25
comment How to deal with broken combos?
Thanks, I'll take a look. As an example it still works, we changed it right when 2nd Ed came out.