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A Canadian geek, finishing off a chemistry degree. I typically hang around TeX.SX as I like the community and learn things by reading the questions. I'm also active on RPG.SX and History.SX.


Sep
15
awarded  Yearling
Sep
13
revised What are common design flaws of build-point game systems?
Added a better example.
Sep
13
answered What are common design flaws of build-point game systems?
Aug
21
comment How powerful is a gnat?
That does sound cool. If I ever see it in stores I'll leaf through it.
Aug
19
comment How powerful is a gnat?
Never heard of the game, but great out of context title.
Jul
6
comment Why can't clerics use sharp weapons?
Should we merge this on the one about the slingstones?
Jun
17
comment Why did Giant Space Hamsters cause community outrage?
I don't have any sources for it, but most people thought they were annoyingly silly.
Jun
11
awarded  Constituent
Jun
11
awarded  Caucus
Jun
10
answered Are there any examples of OGL retro-clones of non-D&D games?
Jun
3
comment How can I make BRP less variable?
I'd say based on what you say, that this, a different game (As I'd count rewriting it to be non-%) or DM advice is your only option.
Jun
2
answered How can I make BRP less variable?
Jun
2
comment How can I make BRP less variable?
@mxyzplk The problem is you've given us examples which aren't supported by the BRP rules, and barely supported by the Call of Cthulhu rules. While the rules don't mention exactly what happens on a failed check, they do have a disastrous failure at 100. You've given us a disastrous failure on 61. A failed drive roll means that you fail to win the car chase, not that you die in a fireball.
May
31
answered What RPG best models a “World War Z” zombie apocalypse?
May
31
comment What is this mature RPG System I saw online a few years ago?
Ok, I was not expecting to get a nice question with this one. I guess detail is king.
May
31
awarded  Nice Question
May
30
answered Which technologies/commodities were available during the 30s in the USA?
May
27
comment What is this mature RPG System I saw online a few years ago?
That is it. Glad I included that last point; that only came to me as I was writing the first two points. I've also confirmed that this is the right game: ua.johntynes.com/content_comments.php?id=974_0_3_0_C4 is the second story. I got a number of the details wrong, but the right general idea. It was by reptile2k1, a fan I guess.
May
27
accepted What is this mature RPG System I saw online a few years ago?
May
26
asked What is this mature RPG System I saw online a few years ago?