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Dec
12
reviewed Close What iPhone / iPad apps do you use for gaming?
Dec
4
answered How is shooting into water handled?
Dec
4
revised Too many divergent side quests. What do I do?
Removed system-related tags.
Dec
4
awarded  Civic Duty
Dec
2
awarded  Outspoken
Nov
13
comment Does Ninja's Sudden Strike apply for multiple-attack rounds?
Assuming a ninja's Sudden Strike is equivalent to a rogue's Sneak Attack, I'd go for "yes": rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/22424/…
Nov
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
8
answered What RPGs that don't have randomization mechanisms exist?
Nov
8
comment What RPGs that don't have randomization mechanisms exist?
@waxeagle And me too.
Oct
9
comment Overly strong level 1 barbarian
+1 for "balance is for suckers". Balance is a tool, not a goal.
Aug
23
answered Ways to change the elemental type of a spell?
Aug
14
revised Do clerics have access to every spell of the level they can cast?
Removed system name from title (that's what tags are for)
Aug
9
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
6
comment How can I help the party survive a rather tough adventure?
I like the first bullet point, but like the OP commented, letting the children just die is a bit of an anticlimax, and not usually appropriate for a heroic campaign. However, there are several other options, such as the (rested) party finding the kids alive - but brainwashed by the kidnappers. Or perhaps they find the kidnappers massacred and the kids gone, taken by someone else. Both options are great springboards for the next adventure!
Jul
26
comment How do I become a merchant prince?
Well, since you're not looking for system mechanics information in particular, but more for the social norms of Medieval society, the 5th edition City & Guild will probably help a lot.
Jul
25
comment Use of combat maneuvers
Also check out this answer, dealing with how fun and useful combat maneuvers are, especially for people other than tanks. rpg.stackexchange.com/a/20214/3043
Jun
2
comment When calculating an effect for a general spell, do I use the base level or the total level?
I think we always played it as "+2 magnitudes" rather than "+10 levels", keeping it simple. DEO at lv10 takes down 10 Might, c'est tout. I feel this keeps to the spirit of the rule while avoiding the anomalies you point out at low levels.
May
18
awarded  Peer Pressure
May
18
comment Is there a canonical definition for when Hermetic seasons start in Ars Magica?
We actually use the more modern system, I suspect. The equinoces and solsti occur mid-season. After all, if the Summer Solstice is known as Midsummer's Day, how can it not be in mid-season?
May
14
comment Wealth in tremulus: insane or horrific?
+1 Excellent answer. I know that I also had problems moving from relatively simulationist systems, such as D&D, where your character's money is an absolute in-world fixture, to a more narrativist system where Wealth is an abstract out-of-character concept.