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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 and expanded my horizons from there. Fond of GMless and short-form games that suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Apocalypse WorldPlaying D&D 4eScheming Earthdawn 3eReading The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding


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answered What do I need to craft potions and oils?
Apr
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revised Adapting literary works into RPG adventures
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Apr
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comment As a newbie DM, is it OK to borrow plots from MMOs for my game?
Related: Adapting literary works into RPG adventures
Apr
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revised As a newbie DM, is it OK to borrow plots from MMOs for my game?
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Apr
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revised What can someone with the Beast Master edge command their dog to do?
incorporate clarification from comments; light copyedit
Apr
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comment What can someone with the Beast Master edge command their dog to do?
@James That sounds like the kind of decision that suits how Savage Worlds does things. Good to hear it!
Apr
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comment How much does it cost to add hardpoints to armor?
@Popo Aha, I missed that. If that solves your problem, it's OK here to answer your own question!
Apr
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revised How much does it cost to add hardpoints to armor?
alternatives
Apr
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answered How much does it cost to add hardpoints to armor?
Apr
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revised How can I decide whether being the GM is right for me?
bonuses of GM-less games
Apr
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revised How can I decide whether being the GM is right for me?
added 1327 characters in body
Apr
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comment House rules for making specific components matter for spells, magical and mundane item creation?
I'm not sure this question fits the rules of the site. Generally, if you're hoping for a pile of answers that gives you a lot of things to read through, the question goes against our "no lists" rule. We're different than a forum or other discussion site; we specialise in solving specific problems with one best answer that isn't just a matter of opinion. I gave it a new title so it wasn't just "DAE do this? How?" which is inviting a discussion/list. Is there any way you can narrow this down to ask for something more specific, instead of just "everything"?
Apr
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revised House rules for making specific components matter for spells, magical and mundane item creation?
more accurate title
Apr
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comment How can I decide whether being the GM is right for me?
As a piece of advice to keep this open, perhaps consider retitling it. As an experienced RPGer reading this, it seems to me that the most important question you have is whether or not, and how to find out, you actually want to GM. How to be a GM once you've decided seems to be secondary (and is very broad in any case). Perhaps retitling this How can I decide whether being the GM is right for me? or something to that effect may give it more legs.
Apr
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revised How can I decide whether being the GM is right for me?
rearrange to be more tight an on-point about *figuring out* whether GMing is a good idea
Apr
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revised How can I decide whether being the GM is right for me?
rearrange to be more tight an on-point about *figuring out* whether GMing is a good idea
Apr
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comment How can I decide whether being the GM is right for me?
@KRyan Entire books have been written about this, but fortunately, that is actually a valid answer. Although we like to be able to write comprehensive answers here that stand alone without outside material, we also can fully solve a question's problem by giving our expert advice on what resources the asker can use to answer a broad question themselves.
Apr
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answered How can I decide whether being the GM is right for me?
Apr
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comment Slavic AD&D Campaign Setting Resources
@GMJoe Fortunately, though AD&D doesn't have rules for matching challenges to PCs (at least not of the specificity we are now accustomed to), it does have rules for calculating the XP value of a homebrewed creature.
Apr
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revised Slavic AD&D Campaign Setting Resources
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