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Roleplayer, lapsed blogger, and full-time dad.

Started playing with AD&D 1e and GMing with AD&D 2e. Ran D&D 3.x, 4e briefly, then became a fan of indie games and the OSR. Particularly fond of GMless and short-form games because they suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Dungeon WorldPlaying D&D 4eWriting Broken Swords RPGReading RuneQuest 6


May
20
comment What alternatives are there for replacing the D&D memorize and forget magic rules
I found a GITP post that seems right. I'll link that, and if it's not the right one, it will at least serve well enough until you can replace it.
May
20
comment What are the best ways to utilize Wisdom and Charisma?
There's no mention or hint of converting to d20 in the question. That's the sort of thing they'd probably mention. You could ask for clarification on that in a comment on the question though.
May
20
comment What are the best ways to utilize Wisdom and Charisma?
D&D 3.5e didn't exist in 1989. The system they're building on is not going to contain any of these features that you talk about.
May
20
revised What are the major differences between Pathfinder and D&D 4e?
copyedit
May
20
comment What alternatives are there for replacing the D&D memorize and forget magic rules
Since we don't do lists of stuff hoping to randomly make a good guess at an asker's unstated requirements, this will probably get closed as currently written. To make this on-topic for the site, you should add what requirements you will use to judge answers by, so that answerers can skip suggesting magic systems that are clearly not what you're looking for. Or said another way: you don't like the current system, okay, but what are your goals for a replacement system?
May
19
revised What alternatives are there for replacing the D&D memorize and forget magic rules
edited tags; edited tags
May
19
comment Does there exist an application for tracking your library of games?
@Zelbinian Yeah, the UI is clunky… But it's fast once loaded, especially for searching, so I must have long since forgiven it. :)
May
19
revised Does there exist an application for tracking your library of games?
added 3 characters in body
May
19
answered Does there exist an application for tracking your library of games?
May
19
comment Mutant Chronicles: Luna City and Moon physics
As I recall, only the "thinking machines" were corrupted by the Dark Symmetry, so a clunky retro-future terraforming plant would have been safe. Since Luna is the first colony, I don't think they had AI when it was being settled. (But my internal MC timeline is hazy since I'm more familiar with the canon of Warzone, which was different from the RPG.) But more generally, I think physics was ignored in favour of space-opera-horror; consider that the Legion invades by crashing citadel-ships deep into the crust of planets, and somehow they and their contents don't disintegrate on impact.
May
19
comment As a DM, how do I handle PCs casting heals on other PCs afflicted with paranoia?
Glad to help! I'll remove my comment now since it's obsolete. Again, good answer.
May
19
comment As a DM, how do I handle PCs casting heals on other PCs afflicted with paranoia?
This is my interpretation, whether the group is into roleplaying the paranoia or not. +1!
May
19
comment As a DM, how do I handle PCs casting heals on other PCs afflicted with paranoia?
@Craig It's one way of handling it, yeah.
May
19
comment How To Divide Up Loot?
@Simon To be fair, it's implied in the question that the only reason the OP is asking about loot distribution is because they're having problems with encounter balance. This question might be an XY Problem—if so, this answer is actually quite good because it eschews answering the superficial problem in favour of the root motive for posting the question.
May
19
comment How do I make skill checks more than just sequences of die chucking?
What does a homebrewed chess-as-combat idea have to do with answering this question about Skill Challenges?
May
19
comment As a DM, how do I handle PCs casting heals on other PCs afflicted with paranoia?
@JonathanHobbs It's more that, why is the target PC just standing there while the cleric is turning traitor and casting a so-called "cure" spell on them that is obviously going to kill them or worse, when they could be instead taking their attack of opportunity against the enemy caster who was dumb enough to cast a touch spell adjacent to them? (i.e., #2 should have been done first and the cleric waited for success and agreement, else the cleric shouldn't be casting at all if they know what's good for them.)
May
19
revised As a DM, how do I handle PCs casting heals on other PCs afflicted with paranoia?
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May
19
comment As a DM, how do I handle PCs casting heals on other PCs afflicted with paranoia?
Wait, why is #3 happening at all?
May
19
revised How can I reward Cthulhu characters for going mad?
fix list formatting
May
19
comment Why does (A)D&D change so much between editions?
If you look at the credits, there have been two publishers, and as many different design teams as there have been editions. What's surprising is that it hasn't changed more.