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Roleplayer, lapsed blogger, and full-time dad.

Have been playing and GMing D&Ds from B/X to D&D 5e. Becoming a fan of indie games and the OSR in the mid 2000s expanded my horizons for both trad and indie games. Fond of GMless and short-form games that suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running RuneQuest 6 GloranthaPlaying D&D 5eScheming Hillfolk RPGReading everything by C. J. Cherryh and King of Sartar by Greg Stafford


Oct
7
comment D&D4 Boots of rapid motion vs Rock Armor
Really! That's counter-intuitive. I guess I should check my character over…
Oct
7
comment D&D4 Boots of rapid motion vs Rock Armor
Worth pointing out that the save isn't optional either!
Oct
7
comment Does a shield protect the PC, even if it's not hit?
@Joahua Sort of. If there's a reason that the shield's position is already on-screen ("a miss! your shield bash goes wide and leaves you open…") then honouring that is the GM's job.
Oct
7
comment Are HP part of the fiction, or part of the meta?
Agree with 1, but for different reasons: the GM's Agenda includes Make the world feel real so a smashed knee should affect running. Thrilling the players is not in the Agenda, so the GM isn't allowed to make decisions based on what is or isn't thrilling.
Oct
7
reviewed Leave Open What happens to a changeling who (accidentally) drinks some blood of a True Fae?
Oct
7
reviewed Leave Open How do I choose a Mood for my game?
Oct
7
revised How specific does “beast you have seen” have to be for Wild Shape?
added 43 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Oct
7
revised How do I choose a Mood for my game?
put the explanation and context up-front to make it clearer why this is a legit question; copyedits; add "not which I should choose" since that seems to be implied and should be explicit instead
Oct
7
revised How do I figure statistics for a skeleton or zombie I've animated?
edited title
Oct
7
comment How often should I plan for the players to make camp?
I know of at least one game that has an answer to this (Mouse Guard, and "exactly once per session," respectively), but you're right that Dungeon World is not one of them.
Oct
7
revised How is an entity's Rank determined when it's not listed?
a bit of tidying; more accurate title
Oct
7
revised How can I imprison my characters for a long period of time?
it isn't: this could be done with plot, social agreement, or some other means, it isn't asking for help with a specific technique
Oct
7
reviewed No Action Needed D&D 5e and “Theatre of the Mind” in combat
Oct
7
reviewed Leave Open What should we do with a player who can't deal with a tough decision and has brought the game to a halt?
Oct
6
revised How do you deal with metagaming based on die results?
edited tags
Oct
6
revised What should we do with a player who can't deal with a tough decision and has brought the game to a halt?
deleted 105 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Oct
6
comment How often should I plan for the players to make camp?
Yeah, on a second reading this appears to suggest breaking some DW rules, and ignore or is unaware of other rules that would actually be helpful. This isn't expert advice.
Oct
6
revised How can I create a character with a gryphon mount?
tuck the example into its list item
Oct
6
comment How often should I plan for the players to make camp?
@Zsolt The GM presents the world, including time. It's the players' job to decide what to do though, never the GM's job. They can make camp in the day or march through the night, up to them.
Oct
6
comment How often should I plan for the players to make camp?
I can't tell if you're speaking from experience with Dungeon World, or just giving general GMing advice. If the latter, GMing DW doesn't work how you might be assuming.