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Feb
27
comment How to handle spell components in AD&D 1st edition
FYI, word around the campfire is that spell components are a joke. Literally. They're supposed to be funny. rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/8721/…
Feb
26
comment What is the “average human” stat for Savage Worlds?
It's only common sense if PCs are not exceptional compared to the rest of humanity. That's why it wasn't obvious to me. That and my apparently poor reading comprehension.
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
21
comment Should PCs be limited to choosing forms into which to polymorph (or wild shape, etc.) that the PCs have previously encountered?
A better word than "realism" might be "verisimilitude".
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
9
comment How do I get the PCs to visit scary places at night?
I upvoted even though I really dislike #1. It's railroading, plain and simple, and I'm the kind of person who can't stand railroading. Your other suggestions are really good though, so they won out.
Nov
8
comment Is there a pen and paper rpg adaptation of Half Life?
I agree completely. I do really appreciate the feedback. Hope I didn't come off as complaining.
Nov
8
comment Is there a pen and paper rpg adaptation of Half Life?
Oh, I see, it's a recent development. I like it. Per the recommendation, you're totally within your rights to downvote (viciously), but I appreciate that you didn't since I wasn't actually breaking protocol when I wrote this answer. To be fair, the OP asks if anyone knows of a system, not if anyone has experience with a system. Perhaps an unintended consequence of our sys-rec policy is that little used resources will tend to remain obscure, while widely-used resources will tend to remain well-known. So we may end up inadvertently promoting inferior resources with good marketing.
Nov
8
comment Is there a pen and paper rpg adaptation of Half Life?
I didn't realize we had system recommendation rules. WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED?! :)
Oct
1
comment Is there a pen and paper rpg adaptation of Half Life?
Thanks for cleaning that up, SevenSidedDie.
Sep
10
accepted Is Barbarians of Lemuria suitable for campaign play?
Sep
3
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Aug
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
28
comment How do you deal with missing players?
Yes. That reminds us, we need to do laundry this weekend.
Jun
15
comment Where's my share of the loot?
But characters aren't real, so it's an issue between players isn't it?
Jun
12
awarded  Constituent
Jun
12
awarded  Caucus
Jun
10
comment In early D&D, why would chainmail ever be preferred over plate armor?
I can attest to this. The average starting gold is roughly 105gp, which makes for some hard choices in terms of getting the best weapon, best ranged weapon and best armor. I break it down for B/X here: redvan.wikidot.com/best-equipment