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Jun
21
comment Sneaking up on sleeping giants
@SevenSidedDie everyone has stealth at 1/6, but only experts may improve it. (Halflings also excel at hiding, which is not relevant.)
Jun
20
comment Narrative options in an antique shop, old bookstore or library
A bit more detail as to why and how they are relevant would be nice.
Jun
6
comment Do Teleportation spells transfer kinetic energy?
Nice interpretation. Do you have a source for it, or is it your own?
May
25
comment Experience and levels in Pathfinder
I completely missed that, thanks. Now, let me see if the rules for much exprience an encounter is worth can also be found...
May
25
comment Can the astrology helping die decrease the chance of success?
@JoshuaDrake I did not learn anything new from either, but did find them less unhelpful than others.
May
25
comment Running a dungeoncrawl with several game systems at once
@GMNoob If the systems are fairly similar, stat it for one of them; if they are very different, stat it separately for each. Note that only AC and hp as concepts don't even exist in many game systems.
May
24
comment Can the astrology helping die decrease the chance of success?
If the situation is obvious, then presenting a formal proof is trivial. But consider a situation where the chance of getting enough successes is almost 1, say 1-e for some small number e. Should you still accept the astrology die? Can this happen in play? How small does e have to be in order for this to happen?
May
23
comment Can the astrology helping die decrease the chance of success?
The astrology helping die may take away a success, so the situation is not obvious.
May
23
comment Can the astrology helping die decrease the chance of success?
I know the calculation is fairly nasty - by ignoring some open-endedness I can get fairly nice estimates, but since I had to ignore the open-endedness, I achieved neither necessary nor sufficient bounds. That was all back-of-the-envelope calculations, though.
May
22
comment Can the astrology helping die decrease the chance of success?
@Daenyth: Give a scenario and calculate the probability of success and failure without help from astrology and with help from astrology, such that the probability of success without astrology is greater than with astrology. Alternatively, give a mathematical proof (or extensive numerical proof covering the usual cases) that in every scenario the astrology helping die actually improves one's odds.
May
9
comment Acting role vs Player personality
@SevenSidedDie I guessed so and consider it a slight pity, since it did not allow me to discover more rpg theory. I will not get involved in defining "academic", and do not use English as a native language, so the precise connotations of the word are lost on me.
May
9
comment Acting role vs Player personality
@SevenSidedDie Can you give some semi-academic or academic citations (e.g. Solmukohta books, international journal of roleplaying) for stance theory, or has it remained restricted to the Forge (diaspora), which I would be uncomfortable calling even semi-academic?
Apr
20
comment Do role-playing games have to be fun?
Hauska is pretty close to fun, as far as Finnish goes.
Apr
17
comment Can the astrology helping die decrease the chance of success?
Positive expected value does not, by itself, imply that the probability of getting a given result increases. For a silly example, suppose you roll d100: if the result is 100, +1000 successes; otherwise, -1 success. The expectation is positive, but most of the time that die would not be helpful.
Apr
13
comment I'm creating an original setting for D&D—where do I start?
Yes, the players have influenced the setting much.
Apr
13
comment I'm creating an original setting for D&D—where do I start?
A player can build their character around the setting, or the GM can build the setting around the player characters. Both approaches can work. (And there are other options.)
Apr
3
comment Can I test circles to find contacts in a briefly visited town/village?
Circles vs. streetwise thread settles the matter. Thanks.
Mar
30
comment What to do when you end up duplicating another players character?
"7 strength can be explained because the character has little mental horsepower, or that the person CAN learn things, but is so absentminded that they frequently forget what they learn." That would be 7 intelligence, probably.
Mar
27
comment Where to find an adventure with a crashed spaceship
I get that, but it does not help with questions such as "What useful loot can you find in the lounge room of a space ship?", for example. Even in D&D-medieval setting common scifi tools constitute serious loot. Your approach does not help with them.
Mar
26
comment Where to find an adventure with a crashed spaceship
Can you point out a specific adventure that would be well suited for such conversion, and that would contain suitable scifi loot or something easy to convert to suitable scifi loot?