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Jul
13
awarded  Yearling
May
23
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
24
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
30
answered What do I do when I suspect players may be fudging rolls online?
Jun
14
awarded  Editor
Jun
14
revised What ebook readers work well with roleplaying PDF?
Added an update on what software I now use.
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
May
31
comment What adventures focus on courtly intrigue and social conflict instead of combat?
To echo Aramis, this is the wrong system for that kind of play. There are many other RPG systems out there that are far better at dealing with social interaction, and rewarding goals not kills. As an absolute minimum, use a system where XP is not awarded for kills but only for goals completed. Having a system where the social interactions have a bigger depth then an opposed check will help.
Apr
15
answered Are there any official guidelines for Shadowrun payouts?
Apr
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
12
answered How reliable are dice rolling programs?
Mar
30
awarded  Teacher
Mar
30
answered What ebook readers work well with roleplaying PDF?
Sep
28
comment Are there any systems that are specifically designed for online real-time text play?
Currently I game over text chat (yahoo messenger) and use MapTools as a dice roller only - both I and the GM can see the rolls so we know we're honest. Tried Skype but the themes and the nature of our RP meant we prefer text. The reason we don't just use MapTools is that we RP a lot, we can just start over IM and only break out MapTools if we actually need to roll dice.
Aug
30
awarded  Supporter
Aug
29
awarded  Critic