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I am an avid RP and tabletop gamer, currently designing a tabletop skirmish game of my own. It is a hobby of mine to sit down with a core book for a game and decipher its system.


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comment Can you use superior weapons without training?
However, all the Weapon Proficiency feat says is "gain proficiency" and Superior Weapons don't naturally come with any class, hence the statement in that paragraph about a feat. Page 219 just says without proficiency, no bonus
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comment When should a GM roll behind the GM Screen?
Admittedly when my players are smart but their dice are suicidal I tend to fudge in their favor. If the players are stupid against all blatant advice, my dice get a little vorpal
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comment When should a GM roll behind the GM Screen?
I am an avid fan of that last note. When the supposedly nothing there rolls back it's a great GM device.
Apr
16
comment Why isn't Rancho Soldano's ruler a Soldano?
I know there was cannon plot derived from the card games the way they still do with L5R but they've since yanked the site for me to see what literature is out there.
Apr
9
comment How can I get Sharpie off my d6s?
Almost gave the +1 however there is a cheaper, easier answer but I'll have to keep it in mind for other situations.
Apr
9
comment How can I get Sharpie off my d6s?
+1 for the exact answer I had in mind before (luckily) reading.
Apr
8
comment Can a sleeping character Hide?
Answer entirely reworked to include RAW based solutions.
Apr
5
comment How can I encourage my players to give me plot hooks?
+1 for player molding. Admittedly the more I GM I ask "is there something you're thinking of" a lot more to randomly throw stuff in.
Apr
1
comment Looking for game with a specific initiative system
This sounds a lot like "Passes" in Shadowrun
Mar
31
comment How do I remove a poorly-designed rule without my players feeling cheated?
Line one was going to be my headline as well.
Mar
22
comment On a critical hit, does one double negative modifiers?
Actually, using the quoted text in my answer, each damage roll is separate and would have a minimum of one. Changing answer to reflect.
Mar
20
comment On a critical hit, does one double negative modifiers?
Minimum damage is always 1 no matter what negatives you have, but if they have DR or invulnerability it can be 0.
Mar
13
comment Dresden RPG thaumaturgy conditional triggers
@BrianS: No, the players I tried that game on had a lot of D&D and video games as a background so they just want the damage & and kill over creative solutions usually. MWP Marvel didn't inspire them much either.
Mar
12
comment Dresden RPG thaumaturgy conditional triggers
Somehow completely missed that sidebar... Probably because my players tend to be extremely direct and do evocation
Mar
11
comment Dresden RPG thaumaturgy conditional triggers
Makes me wonder if the Death Curse is just Thaumaturgy with the accepting of consequences...
Mar
8
comment How to deal with players asking for an “infodump”
This is closest to my GM style, especially because I know I'll have to improv something later that I might not have in the data.
Mar
7
comment Looking for a game system that involves advanced math
I just used the BattleMech Designer program for that. And those charts are usually derived from anything from algebra (for mech tonnage) to calculus (how tall your mech is, the angle of LoS and height of target or structures in between)
Mar
5
comment Semi-random name generator
The primary thing that makes this useful is that it's not cloud-based. However, it's not free for anything but the core stuff so if it's not basic fantasy names you lose out.
Mar
5
comment Semi-random name generator
+1 but I also know regular expressions
Mar
5
comment What are the benefits of owning a physical book?
Possibly the "Moment of Truth" for e-books and my preferences is knowing that I can either have the text bigger than size 4 or see the whole page.