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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


Apr
30
comment How do I read a 4-sided die?
It doesn't address how the three upward-facing numerals are related though, which is the source of the OP's confusion. They know which numeral(s) are the "up" ones, just not how to interpret the fact that there is more than one "up" numeral.
Apr
30
comment In-game rewards for game-related work?
I am that GM. Scheduling for irregular games is like herding cats and I've just stopped doing it. Players can organise the games, and I'll run them, but no more carrying both the momentum of meetings and game prep! Rewarding a player for doing this is a really good idea.
Apr
30
comment In-game rewards for game-related work?
The bit about out-of-game tasks to give players something to do besides metagaming is great. I've used tasks like this before, but that advantage never occurred to me. +1!
Apr
30
comment Introducing new players to Legend: Shared track game?
The question seems fine and answerable to me. I think it's just a system that few regulars are familiar with. This is just what the site is sometimes like when you get outside the big, wildly popular systems.
Apr
30
accepted Does ending a Power early take the equivalent of an action?
Apr
30
revised Does ending a Power early take the equivalent of an action?
edit in comment
Apr
30
comment In-game rewards for game-related work?
I've used XP-for-journals in a dungeon crawling game and it worked great actually! The more creative writers really got into it and did some great unreliable narrator stuff.
Apr
30
comment How do I read a 4-sided die?
@BraddSzonye Aye, but that's likely not the sort the OP was using and being confused by.
Apr
30
revised How do I read a 4-sided die?
add colour of the dice when referring to them for the first time, since the mobile UI places them top and bottom, not left and right
Apr
30
comment How do I read a 4-sided die?
Except that typical six-siders as used in RPGs do use numerals.
Apr
30
revised Are there rules for making Class specific Custom Powers?
Format power
Apr
29
revised How do I read a 4-sided die?
this isn't 4e specific and no 4e knowledge is needed to understand/answer the question
Apr
29
comment How do I read a 4-sided die?
This doesn't answer the question.
Apr
29
revised How to handle the PCs within a large military?
added 65 characters in body
Apr
29
answered What system or sourcebooks should I use to run a pre Roman, Celtic Britain campaign?
Apr
29
answered Rules for increasing ability scores in Basic D&D?
Apr
29
comment Does ending a Power early take the equivalent of an action?
This was my original ruling's reasoning exactly: that it was similar to drawing a weapon and attacking with it in the same round. What I'm starting to think is "the fiction of how the magic works answers the question." So we were confused because we didn't define our trappings properly.
Apr
29
comment How to handle the PCs within a large military?
Another way to look at it is to think of the mechanics more as ways to implement the flavour you've already come up with for a character; or put another way, every Edge is expected to need skinning. And not just Edges are for flavour, but also preferred tactics.
Apr
29
comment How to handle the PCs within a large military?
@KRyan Yeah, being a cross-genre system there isn't as much flavour embedded in the mechanics, so looking for character differentiation there is frustrating. Differentiation tends to come in how one used during-play options, which can vary a lot. There's good discussion here (eventually, later in the thread) about where to find character differentiation in unexpected parts of the game.
Apr
29
comment What RPG systems are Designed for a “Traditional” Call of Cthulhu Scenario
I'm wondering, too, whether you've conflated Call of Cthulhu, the RPG, with the broader Cthulhu Mythos. Are you looking for all games that use the Lovecraftian Mythos, or specifically for variations on the CoC RPG?