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Professional computer nerd


Jun
22
comment How do I avoid railroading in dungeons?
everything's built around combat - All D&D is like this.
Feb
17
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
9
comment As a GM, what minimal geographic knowledge should I have to make realistic maps?
You may want to look at the procedurally generated worlds created by the game Dwarf Fortress for inspiration.
Sep
25
comment How to introduce a pen-and-paper RPG to family?
If people are more into disaster movies than Coen-brothers style, check out Our Last Best Hope
Sep
24
comment Playing on IRC, getting started
It's not IRC, but Google+ Hangouts offer a fantastic experience and community for online RPG play.
Sep
13
comment How do you handle verbal exchanges between NPCs without taking the PCs out of the spotlight?
I've used this with major NPCs to a fine success - you just have to trust your players. Probably not the best technique in a munchkin "kill-em-all-and-take-the-loot" style game, but where the players care about the story, it's great.
Sep
13
comment Guidelines for what items should be available from merchants?
Should this question be tagged with something for d&d? The top answer mentions "rules as written", which isn't really useful for a system-generic question.
Aug
28
comment How would I go about publishing the RPGs I've created?
This resource might be helpful: magpiegames.com/the-igdn
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Aug
20
comment Low-random, low-dice fantasy rpg system
This is one of the best sys-rec questions I've seen on this site. If only all of them were this good.
Aug
17
comment How do I politely decline to hear a gaming story?
Is this question really a fit for this site? It seems like it applied to any hobby at all and any social situation (How do I let a person know that I'm not interested in the story they are telling)
Jul
30
comment What do you do in Dungeon World when someone wants to perform an action they don't have a move for?
This answer applies pretty cleanly to Apocalypse World too.
Jul
24
comment Dungeons that aren't dungeons
Maybe useful: gnomestew.com/tools-for-gms/…
Jul
19
accepted What software can I use to simulate a deck of cards for playing online?
Jul
19
comment What software can I use to simulate a deck of cards for playing online?
Just ended up using this last night. Was a little buggy but it got the job done and everyone had a great time with it.
Jul
14
suggested suggested edit on Dice with strange numbers of sides?
Jul
12
revised Alternatives to D&D and Pathfinder
added 134 characters in body
Jul
11
comment Alternatives to D&D and Pathfinder
@BrianBallsun-Stanton: I took "tactical" to mean "with a tactical map", but I can see how it would be interpeted otherwise. Regardless, it's not a required rule -- you can run an entire campaign without using the rule. You can run a campaign without even needing it, if the plot is centered around social conflict. Alex P: I disagree that LP restrict as much as classes. LPs restrict where you came from, but classes restrict where you're going. I think that's a big difference. In any case, thanks to both of you for your feedback
Jul
11
comment Alternatives to D&D and Pathfinder
@downvoters: Please leave a comment saying how this answer could be improved.
Jul
11
answered Alternatives to D&D and Pathfinder