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Spent most of high school building an RPG ruleset that still gets thoroughly broken every time I take it out to play, but worked fine for a three year campaign anyway. Mostly playing D&D 3.5 since then, but I like to try out lightweight systems for one-shots as often as I can.


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answered Can you light magically created grease on fire?
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awarded  Good Question
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answered How can I deal with character classes and builds so specific they don't fit in with the group?
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answered How to introduce and encourage role playing in non-roleplayers?
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answered Does roleplaying inherently put you at a disadvantage?
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awarded  Popular Question
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comment Optimizing the single target blast
Deleted self answers, attempted to clarify what amount of customization I'm looking for, attempted to clarify question to "Optimize for single target magic." Thank you for the feedback in making this clearer, let me know if it's still not well asked!
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revised Optimizing the single target blast
Edited to give example of what I already know, and make clear what counts as homebrew vs normal rules.
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revised Optimizing the single target blast
Changed title to avoid confusion
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comment Optimizing the single target blast
As to your first comment, I'm confused. DFRPG has explicitly spelled out options, as well as solid rules for creating your own options. (Like custom stunts or spells.) Silver rule is implied in a few places, but I'm just looking for things that can be built out of the system as given. I don't recall anywhere that suggests making new mechanics out of whole cloth? For example, a new stunt that gives +2 to a trapping is allowed, a new stunt that gives +4 to a trapping is not allowed.
Aug
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comment Optimizing the single target blast
Fair point on the fireball. What is a generic name for a single target magic blast?
Aug
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asked Optimizing the single target blast
Aug
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comment How could discipline be used to aim weapons?
Actually, this is saying it isn't legal. "At best I think he could give himself +2 to guns that had some pre-req and flavor-wise matched his character." Substitutions of skill trappings to another skill are expressly allowed. There is an argument that this is OP and should be houseruled, but answering a question about what the rules are with a houserule and having no mention of the actual rules are seems potentially problematic.
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comment How could discipline be used to aim weapons?
-1, since rules as written expressly contradicts this. I agree this looks like an attempt to powergame from what we can see in the question, but it's still legal. See Gomad's answer.
Aug
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comment How could discipline be used to aim weapons?
Not that unusual. "Steady breath." "Calm and focused." "Hold my fire til I see the whites of their eyes."
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comment How could discipline be used to aim weapons?
Using a stunt to transplant a single trapping may be really really useful, but it is also explicitly allowed by RAW, and is a reasonable thing for a player to do. The book suggests narrowing the use cases to clarify what is happening, so +1 for "Can use Discipline to fire a gun when..."
Aug
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comment How to respond to “stress tracks / narrative consequences are arbitrary”?
Just throwing it out there- you can actually throw out stress tracks entirely if you like. The system will work fine.
Aug
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comment It is possible to cast a spell that allows you to coat a real sword in fire?
Just lie back and think of the fate points.
Aug
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comment It is possible to cast a spell that allows you to coat a real sword in fire?
Standard ways. You leap out of bed with zombies pounding on your door, GM compels that maybe you forgot it in the closet. You're in a car chase, and the GM compels that maybe the flame leaks out of the sheath and catches the car on fire. It's an aspect, so you'll always get it back, but how creative do you think your GM is?
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revised It is possible to cast a spell that allows you to coat a real sword in fire?
added fireproof sheath