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Feb
5
comment Should a Mage prepare a spell to cast it as a ritual?
I'd assume that the point of the spells-as-rituals rule is to get away from the traditional problem of "Well, I can cast Knock… tomorrow" in which case you wouldn't need to prepare it.
Dec
9
comment Looking for a high-action, non-dark setting
If you are looking for more SotC content, checkout Strange Tales of the Century. I think it is what you are looking for, but I haven't had a chance to properly read mine yet.
Nov
22
comment Film noir character archetypes
The Deadlands Noir core book lists quite a few.
Oct
27
comment What role-playing games don't feature experience?
But the question is asking for a system without XP, not a system without levels.
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
May
29
comment Replacing skills with approaches and vice versa
It's probably worth pointing out that, in essence, Approaches are just an example of twisting one of the Fate Core dials. They are skills, just set to "Very few, very broad". You can have as many or as few skills as you like in a Fate game. You might, for instance, run a Fantasy game with the skills Str, Dex, Con, Int, Wis, Cha. Without having thing to back it up, I'd suggest that the more skills you have, the more you emphasise specialisms (and that is what you should consider when deciding how many to have in your game).
May
2
revised Is it common to wear costumes when (tabletop) roleplaying?
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Apr
17
comment How much does it cost to build or rent a building?
The question is asking about 3.5 not OSR, and this isn't an answer, it a pointer to an answer that we can pay money to read.
Mar
25
comment What's a good system/setting for an X-Files style campaign?
You might want to look at Night’s Black Agents which uses the same system but is geared towards a modern conspiracy game (it assumes the ultimate antagonists will be vampires, but I expect you can edit them out).
Mar
7
answered How to encourage new GMs (in a club environment)
Mar
3
awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
9
comment Can cantrips be improved?
Probably worth pointing out that Acid Splash and Ray of Frost, while dealing less damage then a crossbow require a ranged touch attack, so are more likely to hit the target.
Jan
22
comment Advice and sources for designing a fantasy political campaign?
There's some fun vote rigging stuff somewhere in The Elenium that might be worth reading.
Jan
11
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
11
answered Counting milestones for the death penalty
Dec
26
comment How can I convert monsters from 4e back to 3.5?
I'd treat the two systems as completely different and port accordingly (i.e. form a vision of the monster by taking the fluff and using the 4e stats to get an idea for how the monster is supposed to operate, then build the mechanics for 3.5 from scratch to suit that vision).
Dec
22
comment Do you use character sheets? Or, do you use a blank sheet of paper?
My experience from Exalted suggests that players will tend to burn out in efforts to write down all their powers quite quickly resulting in "How does Insert Power Here work again?", "What page is it on?", "I'll look it up and write down a page reference this time". OTOH, I've never had a problem with 4e players not knowing what powers did (just in trying to pick one of the often too-many options).
Dec
4
awarded  Notable Question