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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 World in UndermountainPlaying nothing • Scheming nothing • Writing Broken Swords RPGReading GURPS 4th Edition Basic Set


Nov
23
answered What is a good way to explain the difference between a Chaotic Neutral character, and a character who is just crazed?
Nov
23
revised Running a one shot session in Dungeon World. How?
it's ok not to finish an adventure, too
Nov
23
revised Running a one shot session in Dungeon World. How?
added 205 characters in body
Nov
23
answered Running a one shot session in Dungeon World. How?
Nov
23
comment Mechanics and methods for playing a quantum-superposition of worlds
This is suddenly a much better question with the added context! +1
Nov
22
comment A fantasy game with a good Noble class?
@Dakeyras We have a question that solves that.
Nov
22
revised Deepwood Sniper's Take Aim
retag
Nov
22
comment Thaumaturgy power gathering
FYI, bringing down the complexity to be equal or less than Lore, using declarations, aspects, consequences, etc., thematically means going around and doing things to raise your understanding and connection to the ritual. It's mechanically lowering complexity, but fictionally it's more like increasing your lore-understanding and your access to objects of sympathy or power.
Nov
22
revised Thaumaturgy power gathering
retag; fix list formatting
Nov
22
comment A fantasy game with a good Noble class?
This answer could use more first-hand experience described (per the system-recommendation rules). I personally have enough direct experience of BW to have seen all-or-mostly-social-conflict characters before to know one is entirely viable (and may actually be the most dangerous character at the table), and that category trivially includes noble characters, but without relating some direct experience in the question, others without experience with BW can't reasonable judge the quality of this answer.
Nov
22
comment How can I play dumb?
I like all of these characters already.
Nov
22
revised As a girl how can I roleplay a male character better?
light copyedit for spelling and formatting
Nov
22
revised How can I have a mixed game of nWoD without having a thematic mess?
put the horse in front of the cart; retag
Nov
21
comment Needing a Plan to Win
@JoshuaDrake Right, sorry!
Nov
21
comment A level 18 wizard's heritage (treasure) in D&D 3.5
Combine this with the guild/debt collectors (did he owe an extra-planar entity money?) also trying to find the vault, and you've got a long-term campaign conflict as everyone tries to beat the PCs to the vault, or worse, use them to get to it.
Nov
21
revised Needing a Plan to Win
consistent formatting
Nov
21
comment Needing a Plan to Win
This is a great object lesson. I do like that you leave the lesson as an exercise for the reader. The moral of the story really doesn't need to be pushed hard, after reading that!
Nov
21
revised Needing a Plan to Win
light copyedit
Nov
21
comment Looking for a nice magic system to convert to FATE
@aramis Like I said, it's a judgement call whether it's "comprehensive" or just "kitchen sink". These are the two I would use and why: first if I had hacking time, second if I didn't. One wouldn't be a complete answer, because of the context of the experience that leads me to suggest these. And it's from experience that's almost identical to the asker's, no less. If someone doesn't vote (or downvotes) because they disagree with "half", that's by-design in this answer.
Nov
21
comment Can you fire a double barrelled shotgun at two different targets in one action?
@Phil But very easy to miss! I didn't expect to find the opposite of your answer—I just started looking for corner cases that could be used to get "sort of" two targets. The Innocent Bystander rule was going to be my whole answer until I re-read the attacks section with shotguns in mind!