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bio website ithoughts.de
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Beginning with Objective-C iOS and Mac stuff, doing Database and Webdevelopment with Java (+jQuery) and Windows Desktop software with C# & .NET

I'm using a retina MacBook Pro 15'' with Mountain Lion and Parallels + Win7, all sponsored by my gracious employer.


Jun
1
awarded  Yearling
Jun
1
accepted How often can Intimidating Glare be used?
Jun
1
asked How often can Intimidating Glare be used?
Feb
18
comment How to make your players hate your villain, but not your game
The last paragraph really got me. I like mastering games where I throw rules overboard mainly, and make everything my decision, for flow and fun. Players know, that some things are decided arbitrarily, but on the other hand their actions also often just succeed, and if the idea is appropriate, they have the same chance of turning the story around at any point. But that sentence made me think about writing down secret advantages of villains before the game & showing the text when the advantage occurs, in order to let players know that it is part of the story and doesn't come from thin air.
Feb
5
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
14
comment Combat - What is the chance of hitting someone on Range?
I like the idea that beginning from a certain range you have to aim, I guess as the question is now closed I'll just begin with a 10 meter average where no bonusses apply, and will test out with the players if they feel that this is a good range. We're playtesting first time tomorrow :-)
Oct
14
accepted Combat - What is the chance of hitting someone on Range?
Oct
13
comment Combat - What is the chance of hitting someone on Range?
Not really, it's all about game systems. Where to put the medium distance where there is not positive and no negative modifier for a shot. Btw. ... is there a stackexchange site for firearms? :-D
Oct
13
awarded  Editor
Oct
13
revised Combat - What is the chance of hitting someone on Range?
added a bit further questioning
Oct
13
comment Combat - What is the chance of hitting someone on Range?
Thanks for your thoughts about this. Yes, it's going to be pretty deadly for mere humans, luckily the players will have more supernatural firepower as we'll play in the world of CJ Carella's Armageddon. The most interesting question for me is if we could find a range over which it would be a 50% hit with a human sized, immobile target, as I need to set this "default range" somewhere. Also, the skill of the marksman isn't in question here, I'm thinking of someone who owns a gun, and has been doing some hit training as my average marksman-guy.
Oct
13
asked Combat - What is the chance of hitting someone on Range?
Sep
6
awarded  Teacher
Sep
6
answered What 3–4 social skills would cover every need?
Sep
6
comment What 3–4 social skills would cover every need?
I like these as sub-concentrations, to give players a feeling in which way they're trying to be impressive, or in which way they're trying to get information.
Sep
6
comment What 3–4 social skills would cover every need?
This is basically the "how" it's done, not the "what" is done. I'll think about it when writing up the rules and post later on, what I've come up with. Thanks for your thoughts! +1
Sep
5
comment What 3–4 social skills would cover every need?
It's a system that should be playable in any setting, even if it's set in an apocalyptic modern world at the moment, but in fact there's no direct focus which social skills are "needed". I wouldn't have thought that so many people understood my badly worded question right and gave so many good ideas. Thanks everyone.
Sep
5
comment What 3–4 social skills would cover every need?
Wow. I think you nailed it. Thanks!
Sep
5
comment What 3–4 social skills would cover every need?
+1 ... Thanks for the really good ideas. If I could accept two answers, this would be accepted too.
Sep
5
accepted What 3–4 social skills would cover every need?