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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 Apocalypse WorldPlaying D&D 5eScheming Hillfolk RPG and RuneQuest 6 GloranthaReading everything by C. J. Cherryh and King of Sartar by Greg Stafford


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comment Dungeon World Leveling at level 10
@iraserd Supernatural mental ones (Wis), pain (Con), being seduced (Cha or Wis), etc. But it's ok to be a ninja—being competent is good, and you're there to be a fan of the PCs: "challenge them" is explicitly not in your Agenda. But also remember: GM moves don't necessarily trigger Defy Danger. Separate them? They're separated. Deal damage as established? They get hurt. Giving them a DD is a soft move, you don't have to make soft moves if you've already set up a later hard move, or they give you a Golden Opportunity (ignoring a danger or missing a roll).
Aug
30
revised How to voice an NPC?
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Aug
30
revised Speed up campaign development
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Aug
30
revised What would an “E6” for 5e look like?
more accurate q
Aug
30
comment Dungeon World Leveling at level 10
@iraserd It would take 35 level-up moves to get +3 in all your stats, which would be exactly 6th level in your fourth class. That is incredibly unlikely to happen in a real game due to how long the campaign would have to go on without that PC dying or choosing to retire/mentor. And even a +3 only means you don't miss 8.3% of the time. So perhaps I overstate the concern about ability score in the beginning. :) If someone is that devoted to a PC and manages to play smart enough to live to 6th level in their fourth class, they've earned getting full hits on 83.4% of moves!
Aug
30
comment How much does it cost to hire a Hireling?
@iraserd I don't see the conflict there. Yeah, maybe worth a question, then.
Aug
30
revised Duelling in Savage Worlds?
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Aug
29
comment How do I make it absolutely clear that I'm shooting you in the face?
After the edit: can you include your experience on these points in the answer, per the GS/BS guidelines?
Aug
28
comment Can I Dodge before a combat starts?
There is nothing called a "surprise round" in 5e.
Aug
28
comment Do rules exist for creating wondrous items?
Are you looking rules for the GM to use in designing new kinds of items, or for rules for characters to craft new kinds of items?
Aug
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revised Do rules exist for creating artefacts?
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Aug
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revised Do rules exist for creating wondrous items?
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Aug
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revised Why do Warlocks only have spells up to 5th level? What's the correct progression for their slots?
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Aug
28
comment CRs and ELs in D&D3.5
@KRyan Two possible duplicates, only because they may be uncaught duplicates of each other. The other two are related, definitely not duplicates.
Aug
28
revised How can I improvise battle encounters on the fly?
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Aug
28
comment CRs and ELs in D&D3.5
Have you checked the possible duplicate yet? This is pretty much the same answer you gave there.
Aug
28
revised Should I put a Bard's ability score increases all in Cha or spread them out?
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Aug
28
comment CRs and ELs in D&D3.5
Related questions: Calculating encounter level with mixed CR enemies?Under What Circumstances Do Additional Creatures Add to EL?
Aug
28
comment CRs and ELs in D&D3.5
Possible duplicates: What challenge ratings can my party handle?Calculating and balancing challenge ratings
Aug
28
revised How to protect a Cha-based caster against Feeblemind?
the reference to Dodge City in that phrase takes a capital