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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


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comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
The frame-challenge in AceCalhoon's answer is what redeems this for me enough to vote to reopen.
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comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
I feel like this answer redeems the question, if only by challenging its frame so skillfully.
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comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
This answer seems to be engaging in the debate the question is asking about, rather than explicating the debate as requested.
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comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
This answer seems to be engaging in the debate the question is asking about, rather than explicating the debate as requested.
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comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
This answer seems to be engaging in the debate the question is asking about, rather than explicating the debate as requested.
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comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
This answer seems to be engaging in the debate the question is asking about, rather than explicating the debate as requested.
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comment What does a polished, quality campaign look like?
I don't know that there are any free complete campaigns (they often get called Adventure Paths these days, after Paizo's line of campaign products), let alone good ones. Asking that might be missing the real question though; if your problem is actually that you want to get an idea of what a polished, quality campaigns look like, that's probably what this should be asking about more directly.
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comment Looking for RPGs without character-classes
More pointedly, we can't just throw systems at you until something sticks, because that's not what SE is designed to do well, but it's perfectly fine to want to have systems thrown at you. You just have to use a tool designed for that kind of discussion: forums. I suggest RPG.net, since they really like this kind of system-throwing exercise and have a broad experience of the thousands of game systems out there.
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comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
This is sounding more and more like a request to compile a list of stuff, which is a type of question that works poorly enough in the Stack Exchange system that they're deemed automatically off-topic as a category. I don't see a way to make this not a list question, either.
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comment How should I handle gang casualties in Apocalypse World?
Gang size is tracked (mechanically) as part of the character, so this feels like an answer that is unfamiliar with Apocalypse World.
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comment Is there good ways of distributing pregen characters?
@Ardavion Few game systems actually have strict roles that must not be duplicated. Since this question isn't specifically about one of the few games that do, it's probably better to assume that it isn't.
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comment Looking for solo (one person) RPGs - do they exist?
The link to the thread in question: Rory's Story Cubes. (@Keoma)
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comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
@GMNoob The bitter grapes are getting super-bitter.
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comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
@user15299 The problem is that the definition of "RPG" is merely conventional, meaning that it means only what people say it means as a matter of convention and general agreement. There's no evidence you can find that's separate from people's opinions on what the word "should" mean and include. There might be reasoned arguments, but they can't be logical and based on external evidence, they would necessarily be persuasion-based arguments based on sense and feeling.
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comment Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos in pre-CoC D&D?
Rather than being a bibliography of appearances, this is a PDF compilation of scans of the appearances themselves (Dragon articles and Deities & Demigods pages), reproduced apparently without permission or license. Summarising the table of contents would be a good answer, but linking to the PDF has piracy issues. I'm unsure whether this post should be left or deleted.
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comment Dungeons and dragons maximum hit points
(I would hope "we would not like the question to rot" is self-evidently true. I don't think speaking for the community on that is presumptuous of me.)
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comment Dungeons and dragons maximum hit points
I'm not saying punitive votes are policy, I'm saying it is a thing that people do to answers that jump on obviously unclear questions. Don't if you like.
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comment Dungeons and dragons maximum hit points
Those aren't about this situation. This isn't a bad question, it's just not done cooking. We'd like the asker to fix it instead of leaving it to rot. Removing your answer temporarily would encourage that. Also, it would save you from punitive downvotes for jumping the gun.
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comment What does a polished, quality campaign look like?
Can you define "good" with specific objective features? Everyone has their own opinion of what makes for a good adventure/campaign, so to help you we need to know what you look for when you want something good.
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comment Dungeons and dragons maximum hit points
The preferred course of action here is to delete the answer for now, then when the question is fixed, edit the answer to suit and undelete it.