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Sep
4
comment Which systems can emulate battles against zombie hordes?
@mxyzplk: I looked at the horde rules in Deathwatch and I think they're pretty useful. Maybe you should consider summarizing them and posting them in an answer.
Sep
3
comment RPG designed for irregular players/gaming?
Both points are valid, but I don't think either of them means any players have to be shut out. Two simple ways of fixing it come to mind: 1. Add the skill points from downtime training at the start of the next session that the absent player attends. 2. Establish at the start of the campaign what a character will be studying during his downtime if the player doesn't specify anything else for that week. Less work for everyone involved and still no loss in flexibility.
Aug
31
comment Which systems can emulate battles against zombie hordes?
The reason why this question asks for existing rules as opposed to ways of modifying other systems is that I would really prefer to have a set of complete, playtested rules that already work. The minion mechanic does fit that request to some extent, but as we have discussed below I'm not fond of a system that actually forces me to control each and every zombie, even in cases when their actions are trivial. I was expecting there to be some more abstract rules already developed that fit this bill, so I will wait for a bit longer before accepting any answer.
Aug
30
comment How many sessions is enough to judge a game fairly?
While I also upvoted Brian's answer, I agree with SevenSidedDie that a consensus on continuing is usually better than a veto on stopping.
Aug
28
comment Which systems can emulate battles against zombie hordes?
The problem is that such a solution would require upwards of 20 zombie attack and damage rolls per round if the party is swarmed, which really puts the focus on individual attacks rather than the situation as a whole. How would you solve that problem with this approach?
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
24
accepted How can I resolve dangerous journeys without playing out every battle in detail?
Aug
24
accepted How can I recreate an “ambush in the night” scenario?
Aug
24
accepted How can I create an introductory D&D encounter intended for teaching the rules?
Aug
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asked Which systems can emulate battles against zombie hordes?
Aug
23
comment What is the name of the large island in the D&D world of Nerath?
I would put a bounty on this just for the heck of it, but I get the feeling that the answer at this point may well be "It hasn't been named yet", and that wouldn't be much fun. Perhaps we'll know after a few more product releases.
Aug
22
comment Is there software that can help build a character portrait?
Just out of curiosity, what kind of limitations are there? I've only used it very briefly myself.
Aug
21
revised Is there software that can help build a character portrait?
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Aug
21
comment Is there software that can help build a character portrait?
At OpaCitiZen's suggestion, I've added this as a proper answer.
Aug
21
answered Is there software that can help build a character portrait?
Aug
19
revised How can I resolve dangerous journeys without playing out every battle in detail?
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Aug
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asked How can I resolve dangerous journeys without playing out every battle in detail?
Aug
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Aug
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Aug
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comment How can I create an introductory D&D encounter intended for teaching the rules?
I'm talking about time to play, not time to design. I've spent a good hour designing it already by posting this question. ;)