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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


Aug
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awarded  Enlightened
Aug
20
revised Build a social assassin
formatting
Aug
20
revised How to determine surprise when only part of a side is stealthy?
added 7 characters in body
Aug
20
answered How to determine surprise when only part of a side is stealthy?
Aug
19
reviewed Leave Closed How to master a game where the player group is not a group IG
Aug
19
comment How can I improve my pregame introduction?
Good question! I think it's already been asked and answered here though: How to help players settle down and focus?
Aug
19
comment How to master a game where the player group is not a group IG
@Lohoris Almost every RPG satisfies this scenario. The question isn't looking for an RPG that works only in this way, but for an RPG that works when played this way. That's pretty much every RPG. Even if they want explicit rules for this scenario, that's still hundreds. If they want explicit rules for 1:1 ratios between GM and players but combinable into a 1:many ratio at the end, that's still many games.
Aug
19
comment How to master a game where the player group is not a group IG
@Lohoris That would still be too broad: there are many systems, and they each use different methods out of the many ways to accomplish it. Picking just one would be incomplete, but enumerating every method would be way too long for our format.
Aug
19
revised What rules in the Player's Handbook are new/different from the Basic Rules?
emphasise in title and text that this is about new/different rules, not all the obvious stuff
Aug
19
comment Can you Wield an Off-Hand Weapon with a Spiked Guantlet
Related: Would a free hand from gauntlet axe let me attack two handed with a bastard sword?
Aug
19
revised How to run a D&D urban campaign
edited tags
Aug
19
comment How to run a D&D urban campaign
All great except for the term "Quantum Ogre". That term is very specific, and means not just a floating encounter, but a floating encounter that the GM is moving in front of the PCs no matter what they do. It's a type of railroading via unplaced encounters, not a term for unplaced encounters in general. As fun a name as it is, it doesn't mean what you're describing here.
Aug
19
revised How to run a D&D urban campaign
format links
Aug
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
19
revised Is there a general rule of take the average or roll the dice?
added 1757 characters in body
Aug
19
comment Is there a general rule of take the average or roll the dice?
@gatherer818 I'm fairly certain, as this came out of a dispute we were having in comments about which of either-or vs both-and-take-best interpretation of the rules for HP. The question might need some clarification if that's what you got from it. :)
Aug
19
answered Is there a general rule of take the average or roll the dice?
Aug
19
comment If I roll a low Hit Die, can I use the fixed value instead?
Anyway, this is my reasoning for the downvote, nothing more. If the answer wasn't claiming this to be RAW (because RAW can be ambiguous, but can't have multiple mutually-exclusive correct meanings and still be RAW), then it'd be fine. Say it's a decent houserule, say they're all possible interpretations, say you can make a tortured reading of it, whatever. But saying all of those four are RAW is worth a downvote, especially with #4 in the mix.
Aug
19
revised Is fireburst overpowered?
fix the title too
Aug
19
comment How can I always see ethereal and incorporeal creatures?
So basically, "It would be easier to just ask your GM to homebrew the feature"?