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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 4eReading The Guide to Glorantha


Mar
10
comment What are the main factors to consider when a PC gains a major airport in V:tM?
Cool, thanks. :)
Mar
10
comment What are the main factors to consider when a PC gains a major airport in V:tM?
That's exactly the kind of specificity that this question is missing right now. Could you edit it to be clearer about what you need help with?
Mar
10
comment What are the main factors to consider when a PC gains a major airport in V:tM?
Are you asking "What's important to know about running an airport?" That's going to be outside the scope of this site.
Mar
10
comment PC in chains, planned myself into a corner
Nice first answer. +1!
Mar
10
revised What are the main factors to consider when a PC gains a major airport in V:tM?
put a finer point on it
Mar
10
comment What are the main factors to consider when a PC gains a major airport in V:tM?
What are you asking for? What is the problem? What do you need help with?
Mar
10
revised How do you customise swearing to a setting?
remove the part of the question that is asking for an unbounded list
Mar
10
comment Fantasy accent and dialect, or how do I speak like Tom Hanks in Cloud Atlas?
@Joe Here you go then: "Any link even near a mention of tropes should be handled with care. Do not click, agitate, or drop. Wear protective eyewear. Do not taunt the happy fun ball."
Mar
10
revised PC in chains, planned myself into a corner
grammar
Mar
10
comment What kind of action is rake?
I think it's a holdover from earlier editions where there wasn't a rigid action economy, and the rules would just say "do this under this condition." It's more like one of those AD&D rules than a standardised 3.x framework rule.
Mar
10
comment What kind of action is rake?
It sounds like a triggered event rather than an action.
Mar
10
revised Fantasy accent and dialect, or how do I speak like Tom Hanks in Cloud Atlas?
put some hierarchy in the headings to reflect the two methods in the lede
Mar
9
comment PC in chains, planned myself into a corner
I'm finishing off The Wheel of Time now that the series is complete. There's a character who spends the majority of two whole books in captivity, resisting torture and working to take her captors down from the inside; and those parts are some of the best character development I've ever read.
Mar
9
revised PC in chains, planned myself into a corner
added 1 characters in body
Mar
9
comment Should the DM try to actively fix party wealth in a sandbox game?
@James Unbalanced wealth in a non-concept in most games, and it was only 3.x that taught people (erroneously) that it is a fundamental thing to worry about. The premise of this question is that it's normal to worry about wealth balance, so how to adjust that for a sandbox. Outside of 3.x GMing culture though, this worry is bizarre and unusual. It's just not relevant to sandboxes in other games. The advice below is all just reasserting how a sandbox is supposed to work, contrary to 3.x GMs' assumptions. Translating it to other games would be redundant and unnecessary.
Mar
9
answered PC in chains, planned myself into a corner
Mar
9
comment Should the DM try to actively fix party wealth in a sandbox game?
@James I think the 3.5 tag is justified. The concept of the GM carefully managing PC wealth on a prescribed chart doesn't exist in other systems, so this particular problem doesn't happen outside 3.5 and its derivatives.
Mar
9
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
9
comment Idea for missing on a shapeshift roll for Dungeon World
Turning into the wrong thing in a dangerous way is an easy way for it to go wrong. "Wolf pack? Go-go Druid bear form—! WHY am I suddenly a deer?!"
Mar
9
comment Idea for missing on a shapeshift roll for Dungeon World
Don't forget that time is a resource that can be used up. "You do it, but it takes too long." is a great GM move in most situations. It can be hard or soft with very little effort, too.