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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


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comment Concerns about a dice-pool system
This seems to need or want for discussion and wrangling, as well as various kinds of feedback and back-and-forth brainstorming, which is not something suited to this Q&A site format. Your question might be better suited to a chat room or a traditional forum, as you'll get more helpful feedback on a site intended for open-ended discussion.
21h
comment Is there an rpg that is played on social media and can function without more than one dedicated player?
By social media, do you mean small bits of text, or does video conferencing qualify since it's available on some social media platforms?
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comment How should I reward xp to my players in my game of Dark Heresy in Stars Without Number?
Just to be clear: you mean that you're abandoning the normal method SWN uses for awarding XP per adventure?
1d
comment How real is Mirage Arcane?
[Related] Can I get creatures stuck in the ground with Mirage Arcane + Illusory Reality?
1d
comment Is there a Twiddla-like web based drawing service with selective viewing permissions?
Possible duplicate of What software is available for virtual table tops?
2d
comment How to deal with rude players?
I wound say this is related but not a duplicate: the asker is not new to roleplaying and is not in the position of having the GM abetting the difficult male player. (Duplication is only for duplicate questions, not when two different questions can be answered in the same general way.)
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comment How to deal with rude players?
[Related] What is "my guy syndrome" and how do I handle it?
Jul
3
comment How do plate armor and swim speeds interact?
The buoyancy of the human body is such that, effectively, it weighs negative pounds when in water for purposes of not sinking. It's not really comparable to any number of pounds of metal.
Jul
2
comment Is a Pike a Long Spear?
The asker knows a regular spear will do for Talos, but wants to use a pike.
Jul
2
comment What happens to armor when you transform into a werebear?
@JoshAsDM Nope! Questions stay alive indefinitely so there's no need to do anything in that regard. Even though you've accepted an answer, a better answer might arrive some day soon or distant, and you can always change your accepted answer mark.
Jul
2
comment What happens to armor when you transform into a werebear?
@JoshAsDM The owner of the answer decided to delete it, for their own reasons. (Users with 10k+ reputation can see it still, though it's locked.) Some of the discussion of it was preserved in the chat room the owner made for debate. I don't know their exact reason for deleting it, but you could ask them there.
Jul
2
comment Trying to ID a certain Superhero game
@MasonWheeler Pronounce like "phase" or "faze", with a zzz sound.
Jul
2
comment Race Building: Endless legend Broken Lords as PF PCs
It seems like this is an opener for a brainstorming session where every answer is equally valid, which isn't a kind of question we handle here. Your question might be better suited to a chat room or a traditional forum, as you'll get more helpful feedback on a site intended for open-ended discussion.
Jul
2
comment What happens to armor when you transform into a werebear?
@Lexible That's where I'm quoting Shapechanger from, yeah.
Jul
2
comment How to make D&D-like Alignment work
Lucas, can you incorporate anything in this comment exchange you consider to have lasting value, and relevance to the answer, into the body of the answer? Thanks!
Jul
1
comment Are there stats for the Roman Scutum in any supplement?
@Ruut Remember that untested homebrew has no place in answers here. Your judgements and result experience about that in your own game are going to be 100% better than nvoigt opining about them here, which would impair the quality of the answer anyway. As it aptly says, “You decide.”
Jul
1
comment Simple, classless system for normals exploring ruins of ancient high fantasy world
4th ed. made Disciplines optional?! Wow. Well, perhaps note that if they pick up older Earthdawn books on sale, that's very much not the case. Did they also make Adepts no longer distinctly different from the "normals", or make Adept-ness not the starting default?
Jul
1
comment Will a spellcaster interrupted mid-preparation have spells they did not use during the previous adventuring day?
@Shalvenay Not exactly. For the arcane option to replace spells, those are gone. It's only the ones you're not replacing that are untouched. The preparation process itself is atomic, though, as established in that other question.
Jul
1
comment Searching for fantasy campaign setting with settlements of light and dark separated by permanent clouds
@Lohoris Probably independent invention. (That old LJ blog of mine does use a different nickname, yes.)
Jul
1
comment Are there stats for the Roman Scutum in any supplement?
Comments are not for arguing with the answer.