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I've been playing tabletop RPGs since the early '80s, mostly as a GM. Currently I'm GMing Dungeon World and Twilight: 2013, and playing in an Apocalypse World game. I'm also itching for our Star Wars: Edge of the Empire campaign to get rolling again.

I also manage Learn Tabletop RPGs, a site designed to introduce newcomers and provide resources for veteran gamers; Tabletop RPG Bulletin, a daily mix of tabletop roleplaying bits; and Play Tabletop RPGs, a blog devoted to making best use of your minimal gaming time.


Apr
2
answered What do I do with a dissonant player?
Apr
1
answered Is it normal that players share their characters' thoughts?
Mar
29
comment Games based on Eclipse Phase's world and/or system
Thanks. I think the key is not lack of interest in the question. It's just that you're asking for something "well developed, relatively successful, and - in your own experience - well playable," that doesn't yet seem to exist. I just received the new Fate-based Nova Praxis, which uses a somewhat similar setting. You might find that worth exploring.
Mar
29
answered Games based on Eclipse Phase's world and/or system
Mar
29
answered Good games for inexperienced players and GMs?
Mar
26
revised What makes up the core FATE?
Corrected capitalization of Fate Core
Mar
20
awarded  Analytical
Mar
14
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
14
comment What is “RPG Theory?”
@LitheOhm Well, we are in the realm of theory, so you may be seeking a concreteness that just does not exist.
Mar
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
13
revised heroquest wiki excerpt
Clarified that Glorantha is a fantasy setting, and added the bit about "suitable for any genre."
Mar
13
wiki created heroquest excerpt
Mar
13
suggested suggested edit on heroquest tag wiki excerpt
Mar
12
answered What is “RPG Theory?”
Mar
12
comment What is role-playing, and where do I start?
It is admittedly difficult to pare down to just a few words, and while I've attempted to be clear that the styles used in play != specific games, I also wanted to help newcomers understand that all rules are not the same. I've seen more than a few comments in various discussion boards that essentially say, "use whatever rules you like, because the rules don't really matter" which is baffling to me. The tricky bit thus far has been getting feedback from newcomers (as opposed to veteran gamers, who of course have many opinions).
Mar
12
answered What role-playing games have good gamemaster advice sections?
Mar
12
answered What is role-playing, and where do I start?
Mar
11
comment What happens to rez points when you merge (alpha) forks?
I may not have expressed it well, but my point was that rez points are for the character. To your first comment, if an alpha fork goes off for years, it's not going to merge, because it has become a new character. To your second comment, yes, rez points are for accomplishments made by the character, regardless of how those accomplishments are achieved.
Mar
10
answered What happens to rez points when you merge (alpha) forks?
Mar
10
revised What happens to rez points when you merge (alpha) forks?
Switched from xp to rez points and eliminated mention of moxie.