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I have been running role playing games now for about 4 or 5 years, and my system of choice by far is Savage Worlds. I've played in and run games using a number of others, but none I have used so far clicks quite so well. I enjoy running games far more than I do playing in them, and my greatest experience so far has been a long running zombie apocalypse game that recently concluded.

I currently run several games - A Deadlands Reloaded campaign, a Hellfrost campaign, and I am just gearing up to start something using Unknown Armies, a completely new system to me.


Oct
19
comment Is rolling Stealth in Combat an Action?
based on the answer given by @Zadmar, including official sources I'm afraid this looks like it is incorrect
Oct
17
comment How do chases work when multiple characters are involved on both sides?
I personally don't see why this can't work with the narrative and mechanical aspects in the same question. Where the two are so closely intertwined, as appears to be the case with this system, it can be difficult and sometimes counterproductive to try a split them up
Oct
15
comment How to make a game enjoyable for a monk?
:) just a note for the reason for our edit - the site encourages the answering of questions no matter how old they are if you think that your answer addresses the entire question and adds something that is missing from existing answers
Oct
14
comment What happens when you lose a Merit or Flaw's prerequisites?
Just because an answerer doesn't display that expertise, it doesn't mean that it isn't the site's expectation :)
Oct
14
comment What happens when you lose a Merit or Flaw's prerequisites?
Just a quick comment - as this site expects questions to be answered by experts, I wouldn't worry too much about whether your question makes complete sense to people who don't run/play WoD or VtM
Oct
8
comment Why are there no benefits for ageing? Aren't the penalties a bit high?
do you have any experience with the specific system being asked about at all?
Oct
7
comment How to decide which of my intended classes to start as when multiclassing in D&D 5e?
Trying to cover all bases generally doesn't work very well on this site. Be specific to the particular problem you're asking for help with and you'll get much better answers
Oct
7
comment Does a shield protect the PC, even if it's not hit?
@Zsolt you might want to give this - apocalypse-world.com/forums/index.php?topic=4996.0 a glance if you haven't already seen it
Oct
6
comment How often should I plan for the players to make camp?
@SevenSidedDie unfortunately I suspect the latter
Oct
6
comment Should I worry about players abusing the Know-It-All move?
+1 best answer for pointing out the link between fiction and moves, which is key to the way Dungeon World works.
Oct
5
comment Is 4th edition D&D compatible with 5th edition?
@Jason_c_o it's considered good practice to wait a while before accepting an answer to encourage others, in case someone comes up with something better
Oct
5
comment How does enemy damage work on a Hack & Slash partial success?
@Zsolt the thing is, someone else might come along and post an even better, more useful answer with information in you hadn't even dreamed would be necessary, so it's still worth waiting :o)
Oct
4
comment How rare are these miniature AD&D books?
Isn't there an issue with any answer being too localised though? It's going to depend massively on exactly where they are being sold as to how much they are worth.
Oct
3
comment Setting a table atmosphere that keeps players energetic during long encounters
I was thinking appropriate film scores, that kind of thing
Oct
2
comment How to deal with players rolling dice before establishing the context of the action?
Absolutely. Also, from experience after a player has rolled amazingly well only to find it is invalid for some reason a few times, they tend to change their behaviour pretty quickly
Oct
1
comment Can a Night Elf swim naked in a volcano?
Note the reference to RAW in the question, the implication being that they are not looking for a 'use rule zero' answer I'm afraid
Sep
30
comment Are Mad Science Prosthetics viable in Deadlands?
Prosthetics are available in Reloaded, but only through Smith and Robards.
Sep
27
comment How can I get my players to “do their homework”?
Almost great answer. Based on the answer to my comment above, I would add an additional suggestion. It sounds like the system being used is weighted towards characters with richer backgrounds, and if the players don't want to produce these, it might be worth moving to a system where it isn't as important. Add something along these lines and I'll give you a +1
Sep
27
comment How can I get my players to “do their homework”?
How essential to the system/setting you are using is the background detail you are asking for?
Sep
23
comment How can I politely handle a GM who doesn't appear to 'get' how Dungeon World works?
My downvote was because when I first ran DW I made pretty much exactly the same errors as are described about this guy's GM. Over the next few sessions I corrected these, largely due to reading the DM Guide that's been linked in one of the other answers. As a result, I feel an answer that basically boils down to 'get out now!' is a knee jerk reaction and very premature