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Dec
15
comment How do I help create story around the table without writing it?
@Josh: As a side note, this is how most of the old style ICE MERP modules were written: lots of locations, characters, settings and some adventure ideas generally one or two paragraph long. See Dagorlad and the Dead Marsh and The Court of Ardor for two very good example of it. icewebring.com/ICE_Products/… and icewebring.com/ICE_Products/…
Dec
15
comment Finding time to play
+10 (if I could) and this should be the accepted answer if it were me.
Dec
15
comment How do I help create story around the table without writing it?
@Josh: A lot of work must go into the NPCs' motivations, characterisation, and their ability to gain information. No NPC will ever be aware of everything the PCs do so the GM needs to know how much each NPC gets to find out what the PCs have done at a specific point in time. Note done not necessary with their motivations. The plot should be written anyway. After each session, the plot is tweaked depending on what the NPCs have learned of the PCs's actions using all the ramifications of the events -- something the GM should be doing anyway.
Dec
13
comment How do I help create story around the table without writing it?
+1 Very true indeed. See my question on how, as a player, you can help your GM do just that: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/11241/…
Dec
12
comment “Phys-repping” a large creature at a LARP?
@Pureferret: LMAO ... Kinda but better? ^_~
Dec
12
comment How does using The Sight work?
I like giving the players powers that ultimately will doom them. The sight feels like one of those hence my take on it.
Dec
9
comment An RPG with less emphasis on 'acting'
Start them with a few one to one session maybe?
Dec
8
comment As an experienced GM, what pitfalls should I watch out for?
What things worked? What things did not work? ...
Dec
7
comment How do you deal with a player that's determined to play the game in a way that is detrimental to the advancement of the story?
+1 for (2) but I get the impression that the player is more disruptive than going with his own story ideas... Maybe experience coloured this.
Dec
1
comment What collaborative mapping software would meet my needs?
+1 I am interested in that as well as I would like to find a better tool than GIMP which while good is not ideal.
Dec
1
comment What collaborative mapping software would meet my needs?
@corvec: I do not. I suspect you get a mess unless you are careful. It will detect that the underlying image has changed but you may only have the choice between trashing what you have done or trashing the changes that have been pushed. Do have a look at how git/darcs deal with binary files as that may help. Personally, I would have multiple maps -- one per topic -- where one GM is responsible for one topic. Topics could be political, fauna, flora, etc...
Nov
30
comment How do I role-play as a dragon?
@corvec: I still think the question is bad but apparently few other people do. Meh. Not to worry and I hope you did get something useful out of it.
Nov
30
comment Where can I post quests I've written online for others to use and benefit from?
You should consider accepting answers on your questions: Pick the one that worked best for you.
Nov
30
comment Where can I post quests I've written online for others to use and benefit from?
Welcome to the site!
Nov
30
comment Do crystal dice offer any advantages or disadvantages?
toplessrobot.com/2009/04/the_10_most_shameful_rpg_dice.php
Nov
29
comment Overpowered PCs (Gabe's Dilemma)
+1 for politics. Allow the characters to be rulers for a while... See what mess they make and how quickly they are hated by everyone. Now, a new party gets hired to kill the tyrants. < recursion >
Nov
28
comment Overpowered PCs (Gabe's Dilemma)
Make a cake, retire the characters, and start a new game?
Nov
28
comment Cyberpunk chronicle… any ideas?
@Metalcoder: You do not have to have the supernatural element be true. They could be fake, with spells mimicked by technology. Or just do not bother. It is just a suggestion. ^_~
Nov
24
comment How do I role-play as a dragon?
I voted to close as the question is not constructive, covers just one lrp game (thus is useless in the long run unless you play a Drake in that game), and finally, it is asking for subjective answers. I would have downvoted as well but the question is actually clear and well phrased so did not.
Nov
23
comment Where can I post quests I've written online for others to use and benefit from?
Are those quests set in a specific published game world? I assume not otherwise there would be a game tag but worth checking nonetheless.