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Roleplayer, lapsed blogger, and full-time dad.

Have been playing and GMing D&Ds since AD&D 1e up through D&D 4e, with side-quests into even older editions. Becoming a fan of indie games and the OSR in the mid 2000s expanded my horizons. Fond of GMless and short-form games that suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Apocalypse WorldScheming Hillfolk RPG and RuneQuest 6 GloranthaReading everything by C. J. Cherryh


Aug
26
comment I'm a quarter Draconian, a quarter Dragonborn and half Half-Dragon?
Such is the ontological danger of refluffing.
Aug
26
revised Where can I find the rpg 'HYBRID'?
v0.4
Aug
26
comment Mechanics that Express Character Personality and Moral Growth?
I have shelves of such RPGs. (And they're not multi-volume RPGs either, they're mostly single-book games.) Could you please narrow this down a bit? You don't realise it, but you've cast an extremely wide net. :)
Aug
26
revised Good source book for wilderness/road encounters?
edited body
Aug
26
comment How do I get players to Name a Horror?
@doppelgreener I think it's asking for a list (strike one) of opinions (strike two), but is mistaken in needing one and open to frame challenges because of it. I think GMs with experience using unNamed Horrors can also help in a way closer to what's being asked if they stick to Good Subjective practices. I'm on the fence then, about whether it's OK; enough that I'm hesitant to VTC myself but wouldn't protest if it was put on hold.
Aug
26
answered How do I get players to Name a Horror?
Aug
26
revised What about the whetstone?
added 30 characters in body
Aug
26
revised What about the whetstone?
add advice
Aug
26
revised What about the whetstone?
add advice
Aug
26
answered What about the whetstone?
Aug
26
comment Do monsters need THAC0?
This is about monsters, not PCs. Your advice is close to right, but inaccurate, because you're talking about the wrong chart.
Aug
26
revised Do monsters need THAC0?
based on memory & comments below, the problem was using a 1e MM with 2e and general newbness with the system, so let's put that in the question
Aug
25
revised Is bringing a major villain back from the dead a bad idea?
edited tags
Aug
25
comment How do semi-mortals affect technology?
You should probably explain the term "gregged" or use a different one. I only understand it because I'm now an Initiate myself...
Aug
25
comment The players focus too much on NPCs and ignore the plot, what do I do?
This still looks pretty relevant after the question clarification. But here's a poke to see if you want to review and revise it any, anyway.
Aug
25
revised The players focus too much on NPCs and ignore the plot, what do I do?
added 1 character in body
Aug
25
revised The players focus too much on NPCs and ignore the plot, what do I do?
two tools: triangles and r-maps
Aug
25
answered The players focus too much on NPCs and ignore the plot, what do I do?
Aug
25
revised The players focus too much on NPCs and ignore the plot, what do I do?
per clarifying comments "spotlight" is the wrong term and misleading: retitle and copyedit the rest
Aug
25
comment When to throw away a bad RPG system design?
@Johnny Your last line suggests that your actual problem involves talking with a collaborator(?) or someone who has asked you to review their design. Can you clarify that part? Asking for objective criteria might be a red herring, but we might be able to help if we know what practical problem you're trying to solve by finding them. Hypothetical questions, like the way this one is written right now, are rather hard to solve!