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Feb
6
awarded  Quorum
Dec
21
comment How necessary is mechanical character advancement?
@AceCalhoon given that he's not getting into detail of the rules themselves, it doesn't seem like he's asking "How can I change my system to be fun despite a lack of char. advancement?" nor "What systems succeed despite a lack of char. advancement?" I'm not saying there's nothing here (the contrary, I think this is an excellent subject) - rather, I don't know if the question is phrased correctly for the desired answers. I'd recommend adding a request for details of similar successful (read: fun) games in of this type to succeed.
Dec
21
comment How necessary is mechanical character advancement?
I'd say yes (some games I've played involve the players getting worse over time, with lots of fun to be had). Separately, I'm not sure how this is an answerable question, as it's effectively a poll to see if people might enjoy this.
Dec
15
revised Why use a pistol instead of a rifle?
Spelling, additon of torso specification for the unconsciousness.
Dec
15
revised How can you find a balance between effective/optimised characters and creative characters?
added 709 characters in body
Dec
15
comment How can you find a balance between effective/optimised characters and creative characters?
I don't really see how this addresses the question at hand (though it is an excellent aside on building characters).
Dec
15
awarded  Commentator
Dec
15
answered How can you find a balance between effective/optimised characters and creative characters?
Dec
11
comment Why use a pistol instead of a rifle?
Enough armor to survive 4-6d is 14-21 - at TL8 that's only achievable with trauma plates, which weigh you down significantly. Even then, that's for the torso only. What it comes down to is that a gunshot to the leg is, well, a gunshot to the leg - it's gonna suck. Unless you guys end up going TL9 or TL10 (for which I'd recommend Ultra Tech, definitely), figure on most gunshot wounds being a major threat.
Dec
11
revised Why use a pistol instead of a rifle?
Some spelling and formatting changes
Dec
11
suggested suggested edit on Why use a pistol instead of a rifle?
Dec
11
answered Why use a pistol instead of a rifle?
Dec
8
revised As an experienced GM, what pitfalls should I watch out for?
Correct small spelling/grammar mistakes.
Dec
8
suggested suggested edit on As an experienced GM, what pitfalls should I watch out for?
Dec
2
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
28
comment Help with some ideas for a campaign
Is this system agnostic, or do you have one in mind?
Aug
10
answered What are the preferred Android apps for gaming?
Jun
5
answered Adventuring within Cthulhu Mythos without realizing it?
May
20
comment Is there a tool to make custom character sheets?
There are some neat pre-made Excel sheets for various games that you can find online - I can't remember the name of it, but there was a really great one for D&D 3/3.5 that pre-built lots out with formulas.
May
19
awarded  Teacher