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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
May
29
awarded  Quorum
May
22
comment Do Sleeping or Otherwise Helpless Targets Get Reflex Saves in 3rd Edition D&D?
Thanks! FWIW I upvoted yours too, because "reality" based play is very, very satisfying (and avoids a lot of the rules exploits/lawyering endemic to modern D&D).
May
21
comment Do Sleeping or Otherwise Helpless Targets Get Reflex Saves in 3rd Edition D&D?
Addendum to my answer: personally I'm torn between SevenSidedDie's approach and the approach that allows a chance for miraculous escape. As a DM and impartial arbiter of the game world, I prefer the idea that some sort of baseline "reality" should be consulted before rolling dice. But as a player, I prefer the idea that there should be some chance for survival, no matter what the odds. Split the difference and give penalties to the roll, is my advice. :)
May
21
answered Do Sleeping or Otherwise Helpless Targets Get Reflex Saves in 3rd Edition D&D?
May
11
answered What variant rules can promote a less kick-in-the-door mindset?
May
7
awarded  Popular Question