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Apr
7
revised How can characters with low Fighting and Shooting contribute in combat?
Added a link, and a clarification re: mechanics-oriented
Apr
7
asked How can characters with low Fighting and Shooting contribute in combat?
Apr
7
comment What rewards can compete with experience points?
@Curtis: +1 for an answer that emphasizes roleplaying! I'm very glad you overcame your hesitation.
Apr
7
answered Interesting Necromancers?
Apr
7
answered Interesting Necromancers?
Mar
6
comment How to Handle a Powergamer / Munchkin
If you're playing a wargame, sure. In an RPG, the players should build their characters around a concept rather than min/maxing. Each group must find its own happy medium between story and game, of course.
Mar
6
comment How to Handle a Powergamer / Munchkin
Speaking personally, I wouldn't be too happy playing the sidekick, while a single player was the centerpiece to every fight.
Mar
3
answered Average mage power level in Mage: The Awakening
Jan
25
comment Can an enemy be taken over in a fight with charm person?
@Tetra, at the risk of sounding exploitative, I think a lot of us would be curious about who you felt going through this experience. Most RPGs have situations where a character can be "out of his/her head" to some extent, but you've really been there in a way. If you've blogged about this somewhere, I'd love to see the link. Good luck on your recovery!
Jan
25
accepted What tool(s) have you used to manage spell lists, especially in a home-brew?
Oct
12
comment What tool(s) have you used to manage spell lists, especially in a home-brew?
@SevenSidedDie: Oooh, that looks just about perfect, free-form and extensible. And with a PHP back end, a crusty old fart like me can work with it! I've downloaded it and will test. If you'd like to give that as an answer, we may have a winner.
Oct
12
comment What tool(s) have you used to manage spell lists, especially in a home-brew?
@Edgerunner: I hang my programmer's head in shame, but I have not used either. All the cool kids are talking about RoR, but I barely know what AJAX is.
Oct
9
revised What tool(s) have you used to manage spell lists, especially in a home-brew?
Added examples of desired output
Oct
9
comment What tool(s) have you used to manage spell lists, especially in a home-brew?
@edgerunner: If you have code handy for something like this, I'd be delighted to use it. My only web language is PHP, but if you work in ASP or Python I may take this as my queue to learn something new. But I draw the line at Perl :P
Oct
9
comment What tool(s) have you used to manage spell lists, especially in a home-brew?
That's a good start; it has the wiki collaboration, and I gather from a quick browse that you could set up categories for "Fire" and "Necromancy" plus "level 1", "level 2" and then view by either category. However, just the names in a list isn't a lot of info. It would be helpful to show columns of key fields. I'll add an example to my question.
Oct
9
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Oct
9
comment What tool(s) have you used to manage spell lists, especially in a home-brew?
So you have a central store, but it's only available from a single computer. Or more specifically, a single network, though I've had enough problems using MS Access in a multi-user small business environment that I'd probably favor another platform. Does PBworks offer a feature where you can sort and filter a list of entries?
Oct
9
revised What tool(s) have you used to manage spell lists, especially in a home-brew?
Added a wish list
Oct
9
asked What tool(s) have you used to manage spell lists, especially in a home-brew?
Oct
2
awarded  Critic