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I've been playing tabletop RPGs since the early '80s, mostly as a GM. Currently I'm playing D&D 5 and am running a Basic Roleplaying apocalypse-in-progress campaign.

I also run a site that helps people learn to play tabletop RPGs, and another that provides tabletop RPG news.


Jun
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suggested approved edit on encounter-design tag wiki excerpt
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suggested approved edit on magic tag wiki excerpt
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5
revised world-building wiki excerpt
Expanded slightly, made it less passive.
Jun
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revised new-gm wiki excerpt
Expanded "GM" to "game master"
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suggested approved edit on world-building tag wiki excerpt
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suggested approved edit on new-gm tag wiki excerpt
May
31
comment What is the term for a mean character role-played by a nice player?
I've heard "stretch" a few times, usually voiced as, "That character is a real stretch for him, but he's playing him well."
May
31
comment Preventing saturation in a horror campaign
Excellent answer. I love this bit: "Avoid quantifying opponents and environment when feasible as this allows players to intellectualize their odds of success, taking emotion out of the equation."
May
31
revised Preventing saturation in a horror campaign
Eluded -> Alluded
May
31
awarded  Nice Answer
May
31
comment Filling in holes in published adventures?
+1 for "Don't be afraid to change anything your players don't know."
May
30
revised Filling in holes in published adventures?
changed "just write down" to "just surreptitiously write down"
May
30
answered Filling in holes in published adventures?
May
30
revised gamma-world wiki excerpt
added 83 characters in body
May
30
wiki created gamma-world excerpt
May
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suggested approved edit on gamma-world tag wiki excerpt
May
29
accepted Does an Apocalypse World Campaign Really Work with Just 2 Players and an MC?
May
29
comment Does an Apocalypse World Campaign Really Work with Just 2 Players and an MC?
Thanks for the comments as well as the answers, everyone. Very helpful.
May
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awarded  Mortarboard
May
28
comment Does an Apocalypse World Campaign Really Work with Just 2 Players and an MC?
Thanks for the answer, @ilotum. I'm seeing now that were two issues at work in the game I ran: concern about creating a situation in which the PCs (and by extension the players) are essentially competing against each other, and my difficulty in internalizing the use of MC moves. Were you running with two players?