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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


Aug
27
answered Can the Druid heal themselves with the Balance move?
Aug
27
comment What do you do in Dungeon World when someone wants to perform an action they don't have a move for?
@mcv It's everyone's job to watch for triggers, but saying which and how is the GM's job. Players can try to correct the GM too (see examples in the book), but it's still the GM's responsibility/role.
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Aug
26
revised Does Bard's Jack of All Trades grant them greater initiative?
edited body; edited tags
Aug
26
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
26
revised Mechanics that Express Character Personality and Moral Growth?
more precise title
Aug
26
comment Where can I find the rpg 'HYBRID'?
@mcv Take "painfully obvious" and then increase it. ;)
Aug
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
26
comment Is this build a viable melee Sorcerer?
Yep, that looks much more specific. It's always good to get what you've got in mind out of your mind and onto the page. :)
Aug
26
comment Is this build a viable melee Sorcerer?
Okay. To operationalise those though: survive against what? Enough damage against what? What line on those two things separates correct answers from incorrect ones?
Aug
26
comment How do I get players to Name a Horror?
@BESW Maybe? My editorial spider-sense isn't getting tingled by this question properly for some reason. Sorry, I'm no help.
Aug
26
comment Is this build a viable melee Sorcerer?
To answer charop questions we need objectively-defined goals that you want the character to fulfill. To put it another way: define "viable" in an operationalized sense, please?
Aug
26
comment Is this build a viable melee Sorcerer?
@GMNoob Rightly so! This is why we are supposed to insist on objective goals for narrow [optimization] questions like this. "Viable" isn't an objectively-defined goal. VTC incoming.
Aug
26
comment I'm a quarter Draconian, a quarter Dragonborn and half Half-Dragon?
Such is the ontological danger of refluffing.
Aug
26
revised Where can I find the rpg 'HYBRID'?
v0.4
Aug
26
comment Mechanics that Express Character Personality and Moral Growth?
I have shelves of such RPGs. (And they're not multi-volume RPGs either, they're mostly single-book games.) Could you please narrow this down a bit? You don't realise it, but you've cast an extremely wide net. :)
Aug
26
revised Good source book for wilderness/road encounters?
edited body
Aug
26
comment How do I get players to Name a Horror?
@doppelgreener I think it's asking for a list (strike one) of opinions (strike two), but is mistaken in needing one and open to frame challenges because of it. I think GMs with experience using unNamed Horrors can also help in a way closer to what's being asked if they stick to Good Subjective practices. I'm on the fence then, about whether it's OK; enough that I'm hesitant to VTC myself but wouldn't protest if it was put on hold.
Aug
26
answered How do I get players to Name a Horror?