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Roleplayer, lapsed blogger, and full-time dad.

Have been playing and GMing D&Ds from B/X to D&D 5e. Becoming a fan of indie games and the OSR in the mid 2000s expanded my horizons for both trad and indie games. Fond of GMless and short-form games that suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running RuneQuest 6 GloranthaPlaying D&D 5eScheming Hillfolk RPGReading everything by C. J. Cherryh and King of Sartar by Greg Stafford


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comment Abstract system with unified rules
The time spent writing needn't be a waste though; this post would fit just fine on one of the forums that are linked to in the close notice on the post. Good luck!
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revised What can I do when I accidentally gave out an overpowered item?
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comment What are the XP and Challenge Ratings for the pregenerated characters?
Undeleted, as it is a perfectly good duplicate pointer, and in the off case the community thinks it should be reopened.
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revised Is this custom Sniper Crossbow magic item correctly priced?
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comment What effect would “simultaneous combat” have on Fate gameplay?
Answerers: keep in mind that evaluating a house rule should be done from playtest experience with the house rule, not theory guesses.
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revised What effect would “simultaneous combat” have on Fate gameplay?
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revised Is an NPC's proportional response to a perceived threat fair and balanced against a low level party?
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revised Is an NPC's proportional response to a perceived threat fair and balanced against a low level party?
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revised How to summon an Invisible Stalker?
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revised Is an NPC's proportional response to a perceived threat fair and balanced against a low level party?
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comment Deathwatch 'Lead by Example' Squad Mode Ability
I am saying that neither one is clearer, because they have identical meanings. But I can't tell what meanings you think they have, in the first place? Adding to you question what difference you think they have will make your problem clearer, and make it easier for people to understand and solve it.
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comment Deathwatch 'Lead by Example' Squad Mode Ability
In plain English grammar, "all Battle-Brothers in Support Range" and "Battle-Brothers in Support Range" mean exactly the same thing. What difference are you interpreting them to have?
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comment Is homebrewing D&D okay?
"Self-selection bias" can account for all of that. We all think we see the real hobby, but we are blind men describing an elephant. Best is to acknowledge and account for the fact that what we personally know can be perfectly true, but still not match the combined knowledge of every other person.
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comment Is homebrewing D&D okay?
Yes. Even the game companies whose livelihoods depend on good information can't manage to find out that degree of statistics about all campaigns; nobody else can reasonably claim to know what is and isn't in the minority, if they can't. I think that sentence would work equally well saying something like "campaigns that go 100% 'by the book' are just one way to play", instead, and wouldn't fail anyone's sniff test then.
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revised Is homebrewing D&D okay?
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answered Is homebrewing D&D okay?
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comment What maps would be most helpful for random encounters in Star Wars Saga Edition?
This site focuses on solving specific problems rather than giving suggestions. For that you might want one of these discussion forums instead of a Q&A Stack.
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revised What is the best way for me to re-learn D&D rules to be a DM and introduce game to kids?
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revised In Fate, how long should the break between the Worldbuilding Session and the next session be?
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