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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
28
comment Is there the equivalent of a “Skill Check” in Dungeon World?
@Undreren Gotcha. In this example the consequences have already been described, so no suprise trolls, but I'll make it clearer that the example GM isn't saying anything about failing on that miss—*only* the health and armour are taking consequences.
Nov
27
revised In the Cortex system, what is a difficulty number?
edited tags
Nov
27
revised In the Cortex system, what is a difficulty number?
explain in a bit more detail how defending works; clarify the "what Cortex is not" statement at the beginning
Nov
27
comment In the Cortex system, what is a difficulty number?
@CatLord That's only if you're caught flat-footed. Otherwise you get an unskilled Agility roll. I left that as "read these combat rule sections", but I'll clarify that.
Nov
27
comment Earth (and surroundings) in the near future
FYI if this doesn't get a satisfying answer here, you might ask to have it migrated to SciFi.SE to see if it gets better answers there.
Nov
27
comment How does “failure” work in Dungeon World? How does it move the story forward?
Also note that the DM doesn't make a move "against" the players—they just make a move. Most are trouble for the PCs, but not all, and some can be either trouble or an opportunity (possibly with a price attached).
Nov
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
25
comment In the Cortex system, what is a difficulty number?
Much more complete answer, +1.
Nov
25
comment Traveller: Faster character creation?
@SteveED Or use a photocopier. That doesn't involve any activity that's legally piratical (because it's personal, non-commercial use that does not reduce sales, and unlike PDF piracy there is no distribution or receiving of goods), if that is your sticking point.
Nov
25
comment “High on Magic” - how original is it?
It's been said that there are no original ideas in RPGs, just original combinations. This sounds, in its totality, unlike any other RPG I've heard of. I would say you don't need to worry about originality. :)
Nov
25
comment Can you fire a double barrelled shotgun at two different targets in one action?
@Yianes Oh, that does make sense! Yes, I think I'd agree then.
Nov
24
revised In the Cortex system, what is a difficulty number?
elaborate a bit
Nov
24
answered In the Cortex system, what is a difficulty number?
Nov
23
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
23
comment Mechanics and methods for playing a quantum-superposition of worlds
Fair enough then!
Nov
23
comment Mechanics and methods for playing a quantum-superposition of worlds
@Anaphory If one accepts the premise that reality is simulatable in the first place, then the essential nature of memories are no different than any other causally-meaningful structure within the simulation, so they'll be as bug-free as the rest of the branching simulation. If memories are buggy, then other reality bugs are possible.
Nov
23
comment Mechanics and methods for playing a quantum-superposition of worlds
I think there's an erroneous assumption here. As I understand the question, the PCs exist entirely inside the simulated universe. They're not hooked up to it like the Matrix, they are citizens of the simulated reality, so managing their memories isn't necessary. In effect the PCs are copied whole to each branch, and only the later, uncollapsed PCs continue to exist.
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