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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 How do you cast a spell in Dungeons and Dragons 5E?
[Related] rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/55779/…
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comment Savage Worlds vs. Traveller for a Science Fiction Campaign
On reconsideration, this does satisfy the needs of the question. I've undeleted it, and mea culpa.
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comment Dungeon World DM companion app
@Aiken Actually you can and should. As long as your preamble makes it clear what assumptions in the question you're rejecting, and make a good argument for rejecting them, you can make that an answer. In comments it will be deleted.
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comment Is the DM Always Right?
Being a potentially contentious issue, users beware that comments will be removed at the first hint of conflict or noisiness. So keep it constructive and friendly in the comments!
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comment Does a druidic focus count as a material component while in beast shape?
That's exactly the kind of information I was looking for, thanks! I've edited the central doubt into the question. How does that look?
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comment Does a druidic focus count as a material component while in beast shape?
Sorry, what is the source of doubt here? The text seems to provide an unambiguous answer already—what problem are we to solve? Is there a conflict of opinions involved that has been omitted from the question?
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comment How do you roll against Spell Resistance?
@GreySage Yes, but in a question about the basics, we can presume that a feat that clearly says "This gives you a +4 bonus to overcome SR" doesn't need to be explained.
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comment Are Monks proficient with unarmed strikes by default?
-1: this citation doesn't exist.
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comment How does Compelling your own Aspects work?
@Nigralbus I don't agree, so you will have to write your own answer if you want to see that position in an answer here.
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comment Building a New Character
This might still be too broad, like the first question.
Jul
30
comment How does Compelling your own Aspects work?
@AgentAquarius Depends on the table. The final arbiter in Fate is the table; some tables appoint the GM as sole arbiter instead.
Jul
30
comment D&D Starter Set, Not All Cantrips Available?
@MrNattious Ah-ha! I knew I must be overlooking something. Thank you!
Jul
30
comment What is the definition of hostile?
Yes, but we solve practical problems here, and if you don't specify, you're likely to get a lot of "ask your DM" in the answers. :) Even if that's the correct answer, they will be better answers for a DM if they go into more of the kind of detail needed by the DM, rather than leaving it at that as if you're a player.
Jul
30
comment What is the definition of hostile?
Are you the GM or a player? That may alter the approach answers take.
Jul
30
comment Do Weapon Proficiency and Fighting Style stack?
Yep, a limited excerpt for teaching purposes like that is fine, even for non-free stuff. To embed links in comments, use the [text goes here](http://example.com) format.
Jul
30
comment Does a diceless, non-combat, freeform RPG exist?
Yes/no questions are perfectly answerable here. Answers should answer the question though, rather than make game recommendations on a non-recommendation question (though pointers to resources, such as a list of such games, are fine/great).
Jul
30
comment How do I go about attracting new players to take part in Roleplay?
Although it could instead be a duplicate of Where can I find other RPG players? if you're not actually looking to recruit entirely new-to-roleplaying players, just recruiting new players for this game. That point isn't quite clear.
Jul
30
comment How do I go about attracting new players to take part in Roleplay?
The first part of this question is a duplicate of How do you recruit brand new players?, so I think it needs to be edited to focus solely on the re-engagement problem in order to stay open.
Jul
30
comment How to keep an upset player in the group?
You can run a game with two players, yes. It's obviously different, but no less workable. I and others have written about how GMing only two players is different (and even desirable); reading those might give you some perspective on refining this question without the assumption that you "need" more players.
Jul
30
comment How to keep an upset player in the group?
And what do feel is wrong with having only two players?