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May
12
revised What RPG converted “choose your own adventure”–style gamebooks into adventure modules?
slight copyediting of first paragraph to make it a statement rather than a question.
May
12
answered What RPG converted “choose your own adventure”–style gamebooks into adventure modules?
May
5
answered Running a “Chaotic Evil” PC in a morally ambivalent group?
Apr
30
answered In-game rewards for game-related work?
Apr
25
answered Dealing with a disgruntled player leaving my campaign
Apr
23
revised How can non-magical healers be useful when magic healing is available?
added 3 characters in body
Apr
23
answered How can non-magical healers be useful when magic healing is available?
Apr
17
comment Should long Aspects be split?
Great question. I'm starting my first Fate game now, and I also find myself asking myself similar questions.
Apr
7
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
7
comment How can I check whether an extremely adult/mature plot idea would be accepted by players without revealing any details of the idea itself?
+1 for clueing in the players. Remember that effect of seeing your players pleasantly surprised by your plot twist only happens once, but building the story from that twist onwards is a combined effort. Sharing them in your plans lets them participate in building the story in a more proactive, rather than just reactive fashion.
Apr
6
comment How can I arrange for the long-term containment of magical animals?
Does the solution need to account for protecting the animals from one another, each in its individual area, or can they be mixed freely? This will help determine whether we need several Room-sized rituals, or one large Structure-sized ritual.
Mar
26
comment How can I introduce twists to the setting without asking the players
+1 for "let them play with it". I remember a game of Fading Suns where all manner of ancient high-powered energy weapons kept going dead in our hands after one shot, if at all. Very frustrating, and makes the world feel less coherent and more stacked personally against the players.
Mar
24
answered What would a rogue call him/herself in game?
Mar
19
comment How to support useful Intraparty Conflict
Good question. Just one thing: I wouldn't necessarily define PvP as "a personal issue". It's mostly a term from CRPGs where you play a zero-sum game where there's "winning" at the expense of the other. Not necessarily an emotional problem.
Mar
18
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
16
comment Which rpg system supports freeform magic and is intended for Fantasy games?
Oh, good edit, @Jadasc. I have to say that even though some of the balance there was broken, I think I preferred the fourth edition over the fifth.
Mar
16
answered Which rpg system supports freeform magic and is intended for Fantasy games?
Mar
15
comment Is Greater Mage Hand worth it?
Take a look at this question (rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/14707/…). It gives some ideas about how low-level but versatile spells can be used to great effect, but also some of the limitations that should be put on them, to prevent them from emulating higher-level spells in way that's no fun for the game.
Mar
15
comment How do you keep players from using out of game knowledge when their characters wouldn't know the answer?
+1 for your Call Them Out section, specifically on letting them get away with it if they can justify it into their backstory. That way they get a cool "power" (knowledge), and enrich their characters and the setting, doing so.