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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
awarded  Student
Oct
10
asked Differences between Mentzer BECM D&D and Allston Rules Cyclopedia D&D
Oct
10
comment D&D 4 - does it suffer as much drift / house-ruling as previous versions? (Primarily 3 and 2)
vanilla and pervy have been abandoned as terms by their creators, plus do nothing but confuse the issue here.
Oct
7
awarded  Commentator
Oct
7
comment What is the full list of official Wizards of the Coast D&D settings?
I believe that Blackmoor is part of the Mystara setting in TSR Products. There's a 3rd party book on the original Blackmoor setting, which is different, and I believe portions of it are included in Greyhawk as well.
Oct
5
comment What is the technical name for “cylinder” shaped dice?
Are you talking about Crystal Dice? crystalcaste.com/mm5/…
Sep
23
answered How can a beginner GM deal with multitude of charms in Exalted?
Sep
23
comment What happened in the Forgotten Realms between 3.5 and 4e?
What parts of the geographic change are "in world changes" vs "out world changes"? I recall WOTC saying that the map was condensed to have more land and less sea, but that this was not a physical change -- the world has retroactively always had the new shape.
Sep
22
awarded  Critic
Sep
20
comment Good first “indie” rpg to try out?
There are two theories of adoption -- one is to find a game very close to traditional, so there are fewer barriers to adoption. The other is to find a game as far from traditional as possible, so you aren't tempted to fall back on old habits. Which are you looking for?
Sep
20
comment Good first “indie” rpg to try out?
While I love Risus, I don't think it serves as a "gateway drug" into the style of gaming often associated with the word "indie".
Sep
7
comment How do you optimize in 1st Edition AD&D?
Hmm... no judgement was meant -- this is just the closest I can think of to "powergaming" for AD&D. (Other than lying about your stat rolls and having a monty haul GM.)
Sep
6
answered How do you optimize in 1st Edition AD&D?
Sep
5
answered How many sessions is enough to judge a game fairly?