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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


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comment What to do when a player character does something suicidal?
@vsz Could you convert that into an answer? It is clearly well-received, but answers in comments are in the wrong place and need to be deleted eventually. If you want the wisdom kept on the page, it should go in an answer soon.
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comment Two ships passing in the night, how to prevent hostilities?
Does the river involved have clear sight-lines in a single channel like this, or is the river more like this with multiple channels, islets, and other blinds?
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comment Should I warn my players when they're about to do something stupid?
[Related] What to do when a player character does something suicidal?
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comment Are PCs supposed to start a game knowing each other, and if not, how should they meet?
@Ruut In the case of someone fairly new to RPGs, is a common way to ask the (not opinion-based) question "so what are my options here?"
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comment What are the major differences between Dream and Vocation versions of Princess: the Hopeful?
Oh, so you're looking for what was changed between the older v. 22 (Vocation) and latest v. 90 (Dream)?
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comment What are the major differences between Dream and Vocation versions of Princess: the Hopeful?
Do you mean, what differences do they have apart from being for two different nWoD editions?
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comment Which system, Pathfinder or D&D 5e?
Looking for opinions is not inherently a problem, but if that's what you want then RPG.se is not the right place to ask, as questions of opinion are off topic. Can we recommend one of these forums instead?
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comment Are PCs supposed to start a game knowing each other, and if not, how should they meet?
[Related] How to: Create a good backstory for how the party got together?Origin of "You all meet in a tavern..." cliche in fantasy roleplaying games?
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comment How to prevent a droid from denouncing you?
Related, possible duplicate: What is “my guy syndrome” and how do I handle it?
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comment Must the body remain on the Material Plane during astral projection?
That's what flagging is for, since it means you don't have to track anyone down. In any case, no harm, but good to know for next time.
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comment Must the body remain on the Material Plane during astral projection?
Normally it's cleaner to just fix up the deleted answer and then flag it to have it undeleted. No worries this time; just something to remember for next time.
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comment An alchemist without spells?
I gave this an edit to make it hopefully clearer. Can you check and make sure it's still asking what you meant to ask? If I've made any mistakes in understanding, please do edit it again to correct them!
Apr
24
comment Spellsword - Some tips?
RPG.se is a specialised tool, and doesn't aim to be the only tool people use for RPG questions. When you have the chance, do read through the links in the banner above to see what makes us different and what our strengths are. I hope we'll see more questions from you that we can help with!
Apr
24
comment Spellsword - Some tips?
Sorry, it's still about wanting feedback. I don't think we're going to be able to help you with what you want help with. Fortunately there are many RPG forums to choose from where this will be on-topic. :)
Apr
24
comment Stealthing and hiding
[Related] What are the "rules of hidden club" for D&D 5th edition?
Apr
24
comment Spellsword - Some tips?
Welcome to RPG.se! Unfortunately, this first question is an example of the sort of question we don't handle. While questions wanting general feedback and opinions work on a forum, it's one of the kinds of questions that don't work well here (and don't need to, because forums exist). To work here, a question about homebrew needs to be about a very specific problem + a clearly-stated design goal, for which focused answers can be written.
Apr
24
comment Does Pathfinder have the character imbalance problem that D&D 3.X has?
No rush, this all isn't going anywhere. When you have the time, the critique is in this chat room. It was done with my editor hat on and stopping to think about exactly why I was highlighting something, so the explanation by seem overly wrought and dry, but I was aiming for clarity and immediate usefulness, without needing to debate the points. (Any that you don't feel have merit feel free to disregard.)
Apr
24
comment Does Pathfinder have the character imbalance problem that D&D 3.X has?
If you feel it would be instructive, I could paste this into a chat and highlight each phrase that is invested with emotion and let you evaluate their persuasive value on your own.
Apr
24
comment Does Pathfinder have the character imbalance problem that D&D 3.X has?
Although undoubtedly they add to its popularity, this answer would be higher quality with fewer ranty elements and word choices. Letting facts speak for themselves is much more damning, even if it's less cathartic.
Apr
24
comment Can I get creatures stuck in the ground with Mirage Arcana + Illusory Reality?
@RSConley The difference is that hallucinatory terrain does not include a tactile portion to the illusion. Both are still wholly illusion, not transformation. By contrast creation involves shadow magic (as Illusory Reality does), explaining its ability to create matter temporarily. Mirage Arcane does not.