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I'm relatively new to role playing, and am a Savage Worlds nut. I currently GM two games, one using the War of the Dead published campaign, the other set in the Deadlands Reloaded world.


Dec
17
comment What is the limit of the DM's power over the PCs?
So, you know, rather than arguing about the faults in the comments of this answer, isn't the whole point of this site that you can given your own answer that you think is correct?
Dec
11
comment Ideas on a PvP campaign
Honestly, even with that information @Dakeyras I would question whether it would make it answerable
Dec
4
comment Is it wrong to ask a player to justify their character's actions?
But many games don't have alignment systems...
Nov
25
comment Math for calculating radius attacks
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about maths
Nov
25
comment Math for calculating radius attacks
I think this is off topic I'm afraid. You're better off asking on math.stackexchange.com.
Nov
22
comment How can I best make use of a high charisma?
There's also the Reputation Edge in Deadlands (although I realise you can't use it in this game), which allows you to add your Charisma bonus to Intimidation rolls. As a general note, I know several GMs who limit the Charisma bonus from Edges to +4 for the very reasons @Thunderforge discusses above
Nov
11
comment How do I run a game for a larger group?
I like most of this answer apart from the last sentence. It is not about 'weeding out the weak'. People will leave because the large group makes the game unfun. There are issues with this, particularly if they are new to roleplaying as it may well give them the impression that ALL games are like this.
Nov
1
comment Representing the Shinto faith mechanically as a Blessed character in Deadlands Reloaded
@okeefe because they are new to the system and don't have a good enough understanding of how the mechanics work
Nov
1
comment Representing the Shinto faith mechanically as a Blessed character in Deadlands Reloaded
It is the mechanical aspect that is important, as for Blessed, the sins are the main balancing factor when compared to other arcane backgrounds in the setting. With respect to @kravaros, this is why I have emphasised the desire for a mechanical representation within the given setting and system. This is not something that the religion site would be able to assist with.
Oct
24
comment What are the commonly accepted definitions of reskinning and refluffing?
@AceCalhoon it depends somewhat on the system as to whether this is a mostly cosmetic change though. With some Savage Worlds settings for example, changing a fire trapping to a lightning trapping has a significant impact on mechanics involved
Oct
16
comment As a DM, how to save a creature from being killed by players and not be cheap?
I wish I could give this a +5. It completely sums up my feelings towards this question.
Oct
14
comment Cyberprograms vs Autosofts
It would be really, really helpful if people who gave -1 votes commented to explain why :o/
Oct
11
comment How would you create a MtG RPG Campaign/Game?
Couldn't agree more. You need to show what work you've done so far towards designing the system, and then ask a question about the specifics of where it might be improved. If you've asked this question before really starting the design, then it isn't on topic for this site, as you're effectively asking us to design it for you.
Oct
1
comment No Meat-Shield Dilemma
Not overly familiar with the system, but couldn't you just set the challenge level to something appropriate for the make up of the group that you do have?
Sep
28
comment How to get my Paranoia players to stop cooperating and start killing each other?
You could also use the intervention of the computer to sow disinformation and distrust. Maybe have the computer throw out arbitrary accusations of being traitors, blaming random PCs for the problem and executing there and then
Sep
26
comment Any system I can use for a Monster Hunter (VG) RPG?
Indeed. I would be interested as to why you've discounted Savage Worlds given that you have experience with the system. I believe you would be able to do the above using it, and want to know why you have chosen not to.
Sep
21
comment Does Savage World have flying rules?
Is it worth noting the difference between the way the rules work in combat and in chase situations? Also, there are significant differences between Deluxe and older Explorer rules for flying.
Sep
19
comment How do I handle moving to someone's back and attacking in GURPS?
Would this be better as a comment to Pavel's answer rather than an answer in its own right?
Sep
18
comment Good System for a Beginner DM
Possibly a discussion to be had in chat?
Sep
18
comment Good System for a Beginner DM
Are you interested only in fantasy settings, or would generic systems and other genre specific answers be acceptable?