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I've been playing tabletop RPGs since the early '80s, mostly as a GM. Currently I'm running a Star Wars: Age of Rebellion campaign.

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revised Level of detail in description?
Added a few lines to flesh out the answer.
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answered Level of detail in description?
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comment I'm not a DM anymore. How do I adjust to being a player again?
As someone who spent years almost exclusively GMing then found himself as a player 2/3 of the time, this answer really rings true.
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comment Introducing an unorthodox setting the players know NOTHING about
I'm currently confronting this issue with Numenera. Giving the players a sense of what day-to-day life is like in the Ninth World takes some effort. While the core book provides a wealth of geographic and political information, there are really only a couple of pages that explicitly define the cultural framework. It's difficult to foster a sense of immersion when players are struggling to understand the basics of how people operate in the game world.
Dec
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comment Shadowrun Road Trip
Does the supplement answer your question, but in a less than satisfactory way?
Dec
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comment Shadowrun Road Trip
It looks like someone at Catalyst reads RPG Stack Exchange. They've just released Coyotes, a 5th edition sourcebook that covers border crossings: rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/123829
Dec
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answered What is an example of a “Pure” Simulationist system?
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answered Is Fate Accelerated Edition lighter in tone than Fate Core?
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answered What iPhone / iPad apps do you use for gaming?
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comment How do I play NPC abilities?
Regarding the Ames example: Wouldn't level 5 at numenera knowledge just mean that he knows more about numenera than he does about other things? My read is that his knowledge would be orthogonal to whether he dispenses it or not. I'd think getting him to part with specific knowledge would be an Intellect roll.
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comment Commissioning Art for Games
Agreed. People sometimes treat Creative Commons as something distinct from the copyright regime, forgetting that CC relies on copyright. Without copyright there could be no Creative Commons licensing, because it would be unclear who had the legal standing to license the specific rights covered under a Creative Commons license. So the business requirements when commissioning art are similar for closed and CC-licensed collective works. You want to be sure you control the rights, regardless of whether you keep them proprietary or assign them using a permissive license.
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comment Commissioning Art for Games
I suspect that Posthuman does it this way specifically so they can put the entire game under CC licensing with assurance. Adam Jury just made a comment on a Fate Core Google+ page about the Fate Core conversion kit (in development) for EP being possible only because Fate Core is available under a compatible CC license
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