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Oct
19
comment CoC's Sanity-like rules for the nWoD?
+13 Oh yes, they are very good indeed.
Oct
18
comment Treasure that's hard to put a price on
@Tynam: cool! Thanks for the pointer.
Oct
17
comment How should we choose classes as a new group of three players?
Surely you should tailor your campaign to whatever classes your players have picked?... Just a thought really ^_~
Oct
17
comment Treasure that's hard to put a price on
@Tynam: It has been a long time since I looked at D&D rules in whatever incarnation. Quiet a lot of other games do have variable prices depending on settlement size, rarity of primal material, and so on. All in all, too complex and not a viable model so you may as well make it up on the fly.
Oct
17
comment Treasure that's hard to put a price on
+1 for excellent adventure seed idea. Clearly, a third lord must enter the fight wanting the coconut shells to mimic horses...
Oct
14
comment Which level for this spell?
Oh, so the spell cannot be turned off... Right, that makes sense although you would have to live near people who had the same spell make permanent otherwise, you cannot have human interactions of any kind. Not that attractive a prospect.
Oct
14
comment Which level for this spell?
Why minus two charisma? I like pale people with weird white hair and blue lips... Maybe I'm just a goth... ^_~
Oct
14
comment Film Noir D&D Setting
I liked Noir. It had a large background and was well researched. I cannot comment on the rule set since I did not even bother reading it.
Oct
14
comment How do I create a sense of mystery about magic?
@TWWombat: I have been running and playing in systemless games for about 15/20 years now. It does work well.
Oct
14
comment Film Noir D&D Setting
+1 for film noir settings.
Oct
13
comment How do I create a sense of mystery about magic?
+1 This is almost a systemless game.
Oct
13
comment What should go into a campaign synopsis (for kids)
+10 Don't tell them when you can show them
Oct
13
comment Resources on undeads and their creation
Have a look at Nethermancers in Earthdawn as well.
Oct
12
comment Best story-focused, rules-lite, fantasy, non-class-based RPG?
+1 Wow, I am not the only one to have heard of that awesome game...
Oct
12
comment Resources on undeads and their creation
Kids, don't try to make zombie powder at home.
Oct
12
comment How valid is lying to players about the rolls they are making in The Dresden Files?
+10 Thank you, finally an answer I agree with.
Oct
10
comment How do I construct an individual session as part of a larger campaign?
+1 I used to do things like that before I swapped to what I do now. I found that it took too long and I did not have the time to do a good job of it.
Oct
10
comment How do I construct an individual session as part of a larger campaign?
"No plan of operations extends with certainty beyond the first encounter with the enemy's main strength" -- Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian Chief of Staff under Bismark during the Franco Prussian war. I do not recall a similar paraphrase from Sun Wu but it has been some time since I read it.
Oct
6
comment What tools are useful to organize a GM's campaign notes?
If you are interested in converting those into graph, graphviz has a good set of tools to do just that
Oct
5
comment How do you handle verbal exchanges between NPCs without taking the PCs out of the spotlight?
@SimonWithers: I do not want to avoid those situation, just how to deal with them better. Avoiding them is kinda lame.