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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


Nov
20
revised Can the adept powers stack with bonuses from implants?
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Nov
20
comment RPG system that best balances practical gameplay, meaningful player choices and a deep and open campaign setting
It may be worth mentioning that the original West Marches experiment used Savage Worlds. In character-creation weight and play procedure structures that's quite similar to the lighter editions of D&D, so that could serve as a citation that a stripped-down 3/3.5/4/PF (or a full-system 5e, B/X, retroclone, or Savage Worlds + fantasy supplements itself) is suitable to recreate the campaign style.
Nov
20
revised What major differences exist between the 1st english edition and the 2nd english edition of Anima?
Clarity!
Nov
20
revised RPG system that best balances practical gameplay, meaningful player choices and a deep and open campaign setting
no worries, party games are off topic
Nov
20
comment Help me manage a Vampire homebrew roleplay issue
OOH. I understand the disconnect I'm seeing now. Unfortunately, speculation is something we're not set up to deliver. If you want people to just put in 2¢ on what you should do next / what would be sensible based on his personality, a forum site is what you were looking for. We only really handle concretely-answerable questions; quoting our tour: "Not all questions work well in our format. Avoid questions that are primarily opinion-based, or that are likely to generate discussion rather than answers."
Nov
20
comment Help me manage a Vampire homebrew roleplay issue
Without a clear goal, we can't really provide a solution that meets it. It sounds like "how to pursue any of those things pertaining to souls" is something you've got good leads on already, and you just need to get in the playtime to execute on that pursuit in-game now. Is there a more specific out-of-game help we could provide?
Nov
20
comment Help me manage a Vampire homebrew roleplay issue
I feel like there's a sentence missing before "any feasible way for my character to go about this". This, what? Becoming one of the soul-ful vampires mentioned in the previous sentence? More generically retain his soul? Regain his soul? (Is it still there, or lost already?) Something else?
Nov
20
comment Difficulty of Skill Challenge
It almost sounds like you haven't read the DMG material on constructing skill challenges. Have you? I'm especially unclear on how "they all just used their highest powers" happened, because powers aren't used in skill challenges, and even if you meant "skills" instead, PCs aren't allowed to use just any skill they want to. What happened there exactly?
Nov
19
comment Does Heedless Charge, Domino Rush and Improved Trip work together?
Although I found the mental image of a Head-less Charge quite amusing, I've corrected it to Heedless.
Nov
19
revised Does Heedless Charge, Domino Rush and Improved Trip work together?
"headless" and "heedless" are very different!
Nov
19
revised What major differences exist between the 1st english edition and the 2nd english edition of Anima?
edited tags
Nov
19
revised Can PCs learn skill, proficiencies, or spells from other PCs?
apostrophe rehabilitation; more accurate title; various grammarings
Nov
19
comment How does one dispatch a helpless opponent?
@Lexible Answer in answers?
Nov
19
revised What major differences exist between the 1st english edition and the 2nd english edition of Anima?
gah, the maze of "edition" and "revision" and "version" that RPGs is stuck in...
Nov
19
revised What major differences exist between the 1st english edition and the 2nd english edition of Anima?
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Nov
19
answered What major differences exist between the 1st english edition and the 2nd english edition of Anima?
Nov
19
comment Is there a legal way to get D&D 5e core rulebook PDFs?
"…grow D&D, not just sell ebooks to people who already play the game…" And WotC continues to not understand how PDF availability is a network effect. *sigh*
Nov
19
revised Can I throw my hands to spite my enemies?
edited title
Nov
18
comment Where does the Sun go at night?
Your first proposed geometry doesn't really make sense; unless the sun is infinitely far away already, teleporting a million miles will make it move in the sky. Note that using Minecraft as a conceptual model for this is a bad idea: in Minecraft, every player actually has their own personal sun, invisible to everyone else, that moves with them and obeys the world clock (verifiable by inspecting the decompiled code), rather than there being one sun that determines the time as in the RPG scenario in question.
Nov
18
comment What happens when a flying creature is knocked prone?
@Miniman Go nuts! It's not super-accurate since you're right that all the other effects of prone would happen without the immunity, but it is nicely emphatic.