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A struggling game developer, learning Unity3D, Flash Actionscript 3, C++ with QT 4.5 and proficient in PHP.


Jun
30
comment How to assign PCs differing goals without breaking up the group?
You can have a variants of bonds that requires completion for it to be cleared and resolved. This is not without precedent in Dungeon World, where the Paladin can swear an oath to go on a quest in exchange for benefits, but he has penalty if he abandons it.
Jun
27
comment How do I handle offended players as GM?
Perhaps they are looking at the game from the "us vs. GM" angle, that they seems to be less pissed and happier when your NPCs are dying. Find out what sort of game they want would be good, though if they are really having a "us vs. GM" mindset, they sound like sore losers. Do they have the same reactions if they are thrashed in Risk or other competitive board games?
May
16
comment Is there any way for a 3rd level Human Eldritch Knight to have a sustainable source of dark vision?
Actually it looks like the issue is the DM is too generous with what darkvision can do. In our games, it's almost like night vision. I have to check the rulings with the DM again.
Mar
18
comment Is there any way for a 3rd level Human Eldritch Knight to have a sustainable source of dark vision?
Light spoils stealth, especially when all the other members have dark vision.
Mar
18
comment Is there any way for a 3rd level Human Eldritch Knight to have a sustainable source of dark vision?
Mmm we are playing Lost Mines of Phandelver, and we for clearing out one of the earlier quest I got 100 gold as reward. So I would say something that costs no more than 500 gold?
Dec
28
comment How to GM for a player who knows none of the tropes Dungeon World relies on?
I only thing I will disagree is that many of the common tropes you find in fantasy movies are not in D&D - wixards don't memorise spells in LoTR and Conan, clerics and paladins don't exist in Conan and etc. I would suggest Records of Lodoss Wars instead. It is essentially "D&D: The Anime"
Aug
5
comment Explaining the lack of situational modifiers in Dungeon World
@doppelgreener I assume you mean "not a very useful feature". While I agree with your comment in general, specifically because DW has lots of trappings from D&D and other old school games, and it is different from other systems (of course, that's from my PoV), I would like to understand the intent of the designer.
Aug
5
comment Explaining the lack of situational modifiers in Dungeon World
In summary, instead of just making a 'mundane arrow shot', go ahead and do a awesome one since the "DC" is the same anyway?
Dec
10
comment Looking for a high-action, non-dark setting
The setting only has 1 chapter dedicated to it. Each heading basically described what the location/area is, what makes it stands out, and propose some form of adventure seeds. A lot of it is up to the GM's imagination.
Dec
5
comment What iPhone / iPad apps do you use for gaming?
As of 5th Dec 2013: Just a quick note, if you are using an older iPad, the new iOS-7 doesn't work well with Goodreader. There's an update coming in Dec (so says the developer on his FB page), but no idea if you have to re-buy it like PDF Expert 5.
Sep
27
comment Just how rigid are flexible attacks in 13th Age?
It will also be a thorny issue once 13 True Ways is out! Originally I was thinking "Fighters with Combat Boon?", then it dawns on me Bards could have it too.
Sep
11
comment Difference in basing damage on degree of success compared to a separate roll
For me, this is a good answer, because it states the implication of the mechanics - " The game has assumed perhaps that being more agile is equivalent to being stronger, in terms of end result."
Sep
11
comment Difference in basing damage on degree of success compared to a separate roll
Well, high-fantasy/cinematic. Though it would be nice to see what type of design will lead to what style of combat.
Sep
11
comment Difference in basing damage on degree of success compared to a separate roll
@Sardathrion Mm..this is probably tangential to the question, but what are the particular details of a thai boxing match that most combat systems can't handle?
Sep
10
comment Playing Fate with competitive players
Well, to clarify - my answer is not "don't use Fate", rather check out "House of the Blooded" and see what can be lifted over. I'll update the answer to fill in the gaps.
Aug
18
comment How can I as GM handle situations where players bicker about tactics?
The issue is not the two characters' concept clashed. The issue is more like "All right, I will go tank this mob here." "No! I am planning to DPS it later. You just waste your move if you do that. " "You sure you can kill it with one turn?" .. "See, you didn't kill it in one turn, now our squishy wizard is exposed. I should have tanked it instead". Their classes doesn't really matter here.
Aug
14
comment How can I as GM handle situations where players bicker about tactics?
@detly The character classes are quite diverse - the two players that end up fighting alot are a cleric and monk respectively.
Aug
14
comment How can I as GM handle situations where players bicker about tactics?
There are 4 others, and 3 are close friends. They have been gaming for a while and usually when that happens, awkward silence follows.
Jul
25
comment How many Power Points does a Mirror Self ally have?
Kudos on digging up that post. I known I saw it somewhere before but I failed my google-fu check.
Jul
24
comment How viable is a Molotov Cocktail in a fantasy game?
Good point, I will edit my question.