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Dec
20
comment What is the point of a spell component pouch?
"cursed to have little tyrannosaurus arms" -- I have to try that.
Dec
20
comment How to make magic items more interesting?
Paizo sells a set of cards with illustrations and blank notes areas for exactly this purpose.
Dec
7
answered How do you deal with a player that's determined to play the game in a way that is detrimental to the advancement of the story?
Dec
5
answered Systems similar to D&D 3.5
Dec
1
answered Overpowered PCs (Gabe's Dilemma)
Nov
28
comment In a game set “ten years into the future” what are some narrative techniques to explain away the lack of significant tech advances?
It seems that the point of a "ten years into the future" timeline is exactly so that there isn't great change. It takes 10 years or more for a cutting-edge technology to go mainstream, so anything you've never heard of today is still experimental, and anything you'd like to make ubiquitous is, but nothing has to be. The reason is that it takes time for things to be adopted.
Nov
11
answered Is there a method for sliding seamlessly from one system into another during a campaign?
Nov
8
answered Need for a new template for Dresden Files RPG
Oct
20
comment What alternatives to hit points are there for abstracting wounds?
The key to Dresden's non-HP-ness is the consequences -- one your (2-4) stress are used up, you have to start taking consequences, which are aspects, and can be used to influence the outcome in more ways than just absorbing damage.
Oct
20
comment What alternatives to hit points are there for abstracting wounds?
Would greatly appreciate a link to the "some venue" that sells RoS PDFs.
Oct
20
comment Statless & diceless systems
Polaris is very close -- the vast majority of the game's action is by the use of ritual phrases. There are stats, but they are more related to the long term story arc than to character skills.
Oct
14
comment Character generation for the dresden files “case file” adventures
I don't seem to be communicating my question well... I was looking to see if there was a process for this. It looks like the answer is really "There's no process, just make stuff up." The questions get you thinking in the right direction, but there's no process.
Oct
14
comment Character generation for the dresden files “case file” adventures
Is there no procedure for this? The Full City/Character creation is very procedural -- do this, pick an aspect, do that, pick another aspect. This seems like "throw it all against the wall and see what sticks".
Oct
12
comment Character generation for the dresden files “case file” adventures
Sure, but what's the process for using the questions? Answer them all and take whatever aspects seem interesting? answer them until everyone has seven aspects? something else? The process is missing, and as we're all first-time fate players, I'm really not sure where to go with it.
Oct
12
comment Character generation for the dresden files “case file” adventures
But how do you use the questions to add the aspects? It totally wasn't clear to me how to do this.
Oct
12
comment How to model an absolute condition in Fate?
Are you guys distinguishing GM Fiat from GM Judgement?
Oct
12
asked Character generation for the dresden files “case file” adventures
Oct
11
comment How valid is lying to players about the rolls they are making in The Dresden Files?
There are many games that put strict definition on the GMs role. "GM tells the story" is a popular assumption, but not an guarantee.
Oct
11
comment Overview of D&D retro-clones
What exactly is an "OGL Port"?
Oct
10
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