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Software developer by profession, smalltime hacker and gamer by interest. Look at my website to learn more about me

Jun
4
comment How do I foster enjoyment in the type of make-believe required in RPGs in a child who isn't old enough to play RPGs?
From my observations, roleplaying comes to children as naturally as breathing. No fostering is needed, merely the avoidance of admonitions to "stop daydreaming", "be serious for once", etc. that destroy childish enthusiasm.
Mar
11
comment How do I make an interesting escape from a fire?
One thing you might (or might not) want to take into account is how unrealistic the portrayal of fires is in most films. In reality, a building on fire is rapidly filled by very dense, very toxic smoke that is far more dangerous than the flames.
Feb
19
comment How does wandering within a city work?
The biggest problem with excessive planning is that it's a lot of work and very frustrating when it ends up not getting used. Such experiences can burn out a GM quickly.
Feb
4
comment How would you interpret “incapacitate” for a spell?
@Jeor Mattan: You're saying that the restriction to Physical damage doesn't fit the idea well? Could be...
Jan
31
revised How would you interpret “incapacitate” for a spell?
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Jan
31
comment How would you interpret “incapacitate” for a spell?
@András, well, "moving" would be more appropriate, but yes, that's the idea.
Jan
31
answered How would you interpret “incapacitate” for a spell?
Nov
29
awarded  Yearling
Aug
9
awarded  Commentator
Aug
9
comment Why do my players want to be superman in Dresden Files?
I think it would be much better though to discuss the issue and have everyone agree not to use those powers, rather than banning them, because that could cause resentment.
Jul
24
comment How viable is a Molotov Cocktail in a fantasy game?
I don't think it would be practical to keep in such a "ready to use" form - you'd constantly stink of alcohol and it would probably leak all over your stuff, creating a danger of setting yourself on fire. A more realistic use case would be to keep the bottle sealed and prepare it right before a battle - shouldn't take more than a minute.
May
24
comment How to get a new player to understand the time investment of a table top RPG
Not all RPGs require learning a lot of rules either - maybe D&D is just the wrong system for this guy.
Feb
22
revised How do I help my players get past an obstacle I didn't intend?
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Feb
22
answered How do I help my players get past an obstacle I didn't intend?
Dec
3
comment How do I not cheapen death, while also respecting my players' time?
@KRyan: so-called savages living in the jungle aren't necessarily all bloodthirsty cannibals. And if players insist on fighting dangerous monsters, it's really their own fault. But see also rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/16710/…
Dec
3
revised How do I not cheapen death, while also respecting my players' time?
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Dec
3
answered How do I not cheapen death, while also respecting my players' time?
Nov
29
awarded  Yearling
Nov
29
comment Crime Investigation in a fantasy world
I believe your answer leaves out an important point: judges. Even in the middle ages, important cases liker murders and robberies were usually put before judges, who made the ultimate decisions. Quite often, that authority also fell to the ruling nobleman.
Oct
21
revised What is expected from NPC profiles that are written for-profit?
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