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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 WorldPlaying D&D 4eWriting Broken Swords RPGReading RuneQuest 6


Feb
14
revised Good Single Word Instruction for “Command” Spell
copyedit; edit comment into the answer
Feb
14
revised Tried all the existing advice, but players still never roleplay fear
more accurate title: you've already tried the advice in other questions, so more ways isn't the problem (and that title was pulling redudant answers)
Feb
14
answered Tried all the existing advice, but players still never roleplay fear
Feb
14
revised GM developed recurring villain
copyedit: repeated paragraph, apostrophes, comma splices, speling; format example
Feb
14
comment GM developed recurring villain
Now that this is clarified, there are two questions here: one about problems with this approach, and one about how to balance NPC villains. The second should probably be its own question.
Feb
14
comment Where did the option to trade rolling for a minimal success first appear?
If you're showing how different systems use the term to illuminate history, your answer could say that. It would improve its structure considerably to have a thesis statement.
Feb
14
comment When I use a multiclass move to choose Animal Companion, do I get Command for free?
This is the wrong place to give feedback on a move, but if you come to chat, there are some things about this that can be improved.
Feb
14
revised When I use a multiclass move to choose Animal Companion, do I get Command for free?
format
Feb
14
comment How to implement dual-classing in a non-levelled RPG game?
@Ich I'd actually recommend Apocalypse World to any budding designer, simply because it is on the cutting edge of modern game design while also being ridiculously accessible and playable.
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
13
revised GM developed recurring villain
added 29 characters in body; added 86 characters in body
Feb
13
answered GM developed recurring villain
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
13
comment Do pregnancies apply at the Bawdyhouse?
@Melon The most narratively-interesting/inconvenient possibility is who they declare is the father, of course.
Feb
12
comment Do pregnancies apply at the Bawdyhouse?
Or you can houserule it in since that does seem an oversight, and enjoy the sociopolitics of illegitimate children…
Feb
12
comment What are some alternatives to using miniatures for games that require them?
Edited to improve that aspect a bit, based on the image provided.
Feb
12
revised What are some alternatives to using miniatures for games that require them?
copyedit; expand slightly based on image; put image inline; wikilink "transparencies"
Feb
11
comment How can I use the skill system from D&D3e in AD&D2e?
Since AD&D isn't a balance-based system in the first place, balance isn't ever a very prominent concern when hacking in new subsystems. More important is to focus on whether the hack accomplishes one's goals.
Feb
11
comment Should I read the Dresden Files fiction before I get the RPG?
Great point and example about familiarity with the magic system.
Feb
11
awarded  Nice Answer