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May
24
comment Dark Ages/Middle Ages marriage age?
+1 great answer. Thank you. Do you have any sources as to how often second (or third) marriages were due to the death of the wife after complications from a pregnancy?
May
22
comment Mapping software for 2D universe maps
For random maps, you could use an undirected graph random generator.
May
22
comment Mapping software for 2D universe maps
The atlas of the universe site has some maps that you can use. This article has links to Cambridge university's project to map out a billion-odd stars. There are many other such maps but that is real life and not random.
May
22
awarded  Popular Question
May
22
awarded  Altruist
May
21
comment Does a Zone disappear when the player goes unconscious?
If you have players going unconscious or dying, you have bigger problems... ^_~
May
21
comment Difference between writing a one-off scenario and writing a quest for a campaign?
A very good point indeed but those may detract from the main plot thus adding time to the game. Also, players do not see the difference between relevant plot points and future plot threads so can mistaken one for the other.
May
21
comment Difference between writing a one-off scenario and writing a quest for a campaign?
+1 This is pretty much my answer expended...
May
21
awarded  Investor
May
21
comment What can I have the players do in my surreal horror scenario?
+50 as soon as I can. This is an exceptionally good answer.
May
21
answered Difference between writing a one-off scenario and writing a quest for a campaign?
May
15
comment When should the DM hide a PC's hit points?
This is one of the first steps to run systemless...
May
15
comment How to run an encounter where PCs have different observations of the same events?
@BrianBallsun-Stanton: Okay, now that would make a good question: "How would you translate Rashamon into a one off game?". Can you ask it?
May
15
answered How to run an encounter where PCs have different observations of the same events?
May
11
comment As an experienced GM, what pitfalls should I watch out for?
@RobLang: You are most welcome.
May
11
awarded  Enlightened
May
10
comment What happens in adventure locations between adventures?
+1 Now, that is a nice way to add randomness to decisions. Of course, you could use i-chin, or any other divination methods and not limit yourself to tarot.
May
10
answered What happens in adventure locations between adventures?
May
9
comment How can I create within-party intrigue without destroying group cohesion?
+1 for metagameing it.
May
1
comment How does FUDGE compare to other rulebooks?
I fail to see how the matrix and the net are even close to being similar...