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Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est aetas hominis, nisi ea memoria rerum veterum cum superiorum aetate contexitur? -- Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43BC)


Mar
25
comment How do I portray a xenophobic, manipulative, evil noble?
@DavidSchwartz: House of Cards is not real life as it's about a congress that gets shit done.
Mar
25
comment Keeping Mass Battles interesting for players
+1. This is how I run large battles and it would have been my answer.
Mar
23
comment What kind of people would I need to crew a trade caravan?
You have read Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia right?
Mar
16
comment What might “The Demiurge” be?
The Gnostic world view has a pretty clear idea of what the Demiurge is. Although I am not sure how it relates to NWD.
Mar
11
comment Larping space and recruiting help
You have two questions here. I have a good answer to the second one (where to find a good place to larp) and will post it if you open a new question.
Feb
18
comment Would an emp-grenade disable cyber-/bodyware?
Logically, any cyberware that does not have defences against EMP is going to be a pretty poor quality. But I am not familiar with any such rules as such.
Feb
3
comment How much is enough for a 5th-ranked character to beat a 2nd-ranked character?
@Thanuir: It's been a long time since I played Amber but I seem to remember that the numbers do mean something as well... Most of the NPCs have numbers not ranks.
Jan
29
comment How to manage play in a zombie RPG pre outbreak
Seamus, could you edit your question to make it more focused? For example, add what the players are playing: (para)military, emergency service, civilians, random jobs, etc... or a mixture of all the above. Also, how powerful are they? Where are they starting: First, second, or third world, isolated or heavily linked? What style is your game: Horror, comedy, shoot 'em up, ...? What themes are you and your players seeking to explore within this game? Which zombie flavour are your trying to emulate -- Walking Dead? 28 days later? Warm bodies? Bio-hazard/Resident Evil?
Jan
29
comment How to manage play in a zombie RPG pre outbreak
+1. While broad in scope, the question does focus on one focuses situation. Thus I think the question can be answered. However, I'll wait before answering it just in case...
Jan
9
comment How can I manage my campaign digitally, without using a screen at the table?
I really hope this is not a unicorn... I would be very interested in said software. Of course, if none exists, we could always start one on github.
Jan
6
comment How do I make interrogations interesting?
+1, if only for real life interview techniques. The rest of the answer is superb.
Jan
5
comment How to play a Templar Knight
@mxyzplk:Okay, that makes sense. I'm happy to leave this as closed here. Unless you'd rather I edited the question as a system recommendation one?
Jan
5
comment How to play a Templar Knight
@Miniman: Sure. I asked moderators to move it there. BTW, the site was not live when this question was asked...
Dec
22
comment how to make a challenging run
I would wait before accepting an answer for at least 24 hours. It does not discourage others to leave their answer which could be much better than mine.
Dec
22
comment how to make a challenging run
@Mouhgouda: That's hardly the domain of most PCs unless they are at Epic level.
Dec
15
comment How can I set up a villain with a really, really, long scope to his plans?
I think there are a few good potential questions in there so I strongly urge you to refocus it!
Nov
5
comment Techniques to improvise and run interesting social and mundane scenes
+101. "Flags", now that's cool!... Thank you.
Oct
24
comment How to deal with player MacGyver-ism?
-1, the question is not about molotov cocktails in D&D.
Oct
23
comment How to deal with player MacGyver-ism?
@Shalvenay: Where in my answer do I say or imply that incendiary weapons are not known in antiquity? I am well aware (see this answer) that incendiary devices history. But that is not what the question is about: quoth "Please stop talking about molotov cocktails and the efficacy thereof in comments. It's a single example he is using to illustrate the problem. Feel free to expand on that example in your answer. – mxyzplk".
Oct
16
comment How to Balance Magical vs Non-Magical Classes
@fgysin: Oh, there are lots of really useful attack spells at level one. For example, Lofty Bridge (Essence list) has jump(?) at level 1. So, you cast that on someone in a corridor: splat on the ceiling then splat on the floor. Provided that the RR is failed, that is two attacks in one round!!! With a successful spell mastery roll, that could even mean crashing down those stairs all the way down. Or jump someone over the side of the spire castle wall.