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Aug
25
awarded  Announcer
Jul
28
comment Looking for RPGs without character-classes
@Ferox It's a good start, but it's still a very broad question. I can easily think of several answers that fit thebill (Ars Magica, Dresden Files, and others) none of which will be the correct one, which doesn't really fit in well with Stack Exchange's "concrete answers to concrete questions" goal.
Jul
28
comment Looking for RPGs without character-classes
@Ferox We've put your question temporarily on hold until we can focus it better. It's not punishment, just a temporary hold until we can make sure the question generates good, relevant answers.
Jul
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the limits of Mage's Magnificent Mansions?
Jul
16
comment Number of GURPS 4th Edition Source Books
Forums posts like this suggest that the differences between the 3rd and 4th editions aren't huge (like D&D 3.0 vs. 3.5), so it's possible SJG didn't want to waste time and money reprinting nearly identical books.
Jul
16
comment Why does the Folk Hero get a shovel?
Shovels are useful. You can dig a trench. You can clear ground for a sleeping bag. You can cook on it.
Jul
14
revised How is treasure determined randomly for CR 21 or higher creatures?
Erased links to copyright infringements.
Jul
14
answered Where does the “apply bonuses and penalties in the most beneficial order” rule come from, if it exists?
Jul
11
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
9
awarded  Convention
Jul
9
comment Can I wish to never auto-miss on a natural 1?
Again, the concept of hit points or damage dice are an out-of-universe model we use to describe the varied vagaries of combat. For someone to be able to classify his own reality the way would require a huge leap of logic and willingness to accept that things are radically different than they seem - which is what my last paragraph is about.
Jul
9
comment Can I wish to never auto-miss on a natural 1?
But you'll have to make the entirely out-of-play decision to group these exact events as a miss, as opposed to (say) rolling 1 on the damage die, which is a hit, but with almost the same in-world effect as a miss.
Jul
8
comment Can I wish to never auto-miss on a natural 1?
The basic assumption in most games is that this pattern exists in the mechanics, not the story. We might bundle a bunch of stuff under "miss", but for the wizard, you have fizzles, and misses, and it-hit-but-the-guy-shook-it-off, and any number of distinctly different scenarios.
Jul
7
comment What are the stand-out features of D&D 5e?
Could you elaborate on some of these points to give them more practical weight? For instance, what does "focusing the game around 3 pillars, Exploration, Social, and Combat" actually mean in practice? How does the Inspiration mechanic encourage those three?
Jul
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
5
answered Where does the elven “trance” come from?
Jun
23
comment How much XP do monsters or NPCs have for spending on spells and item creation?
@Pro756 There's a difference between saying "You can just decide it" and saying "You should just decide it". The first is, as you say, a given. The second is a real answer.
Jun
23
awarded  Excavator
Jun
23
revised Dice marked in Japanese
Removed salutations.
Jun
20
awarded  Nice Answer