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Jul
18
comment How can a GM justify changing a player's alignment?
So a neutral character has to burn down one orphanage for every princess he rescues, in order to remain neutral? This sounds like a great system for enforcing the restrictions on alignment-bound classes, but misses that "neutral tending towards good" characters should still remain neutral unless their actions and outlook change.
Jul
11
comment Any tips on how to build my first and highly hostile Hexcrawl?
When you tag with system-agnostic, you're going to get some general answers that will help you somewhat; when you tag with the system you're actually going to use, then the answers will directly answer the question you're asking, and will be much more useful to you. (One quick example: "encounters per day" will vary a lot depending on whether the characters have access to fast healing. System matters!)
Jul
4
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
21
awarded  Yearling
Jun
14
comment When using a fate point to create an aspect, do you have to spend another to invoke it?
Another alternative would be for the player to skip declaring the story detail entirely, and the GM to require a cultist's-Alertness-vs-player's-Deceit-or-Stealth contest to see if the cultist spots the player before the player attacks. Then "Dark and Stormy" could be invoked with a Fate for a +2-or-reroll on the stealth check, or later on the stealthy attack if the stealth check is successful.
Jun
3
awarded  Good Question
Jun
3
comment Do role-playing games have to be fun?
This is a subjective question, so you need to back up your answer with experience. Have you played, seen played, or heard someone else's account of playing one of these not-fun games, but the game was still worth playing somehow? The mere existence of a published ruleset doesn't prove that games don't have to be fun. (Also, people go watch horror movies for enjoyment. Does this mean horror movies aren't fun?)
May
30
comment What is the statistically superior character creation method, twelve 3d6 or six 4d6?
The doc over on scribd is great (if a bit mathematically dense), but can you find a way to present it better here? StackExchange doesn't understand LaTeX.
May
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do you optimize in 1st Edition AD&D?
May
20
awarded  Custodian
May
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Balancing Spellcasters; Spontaneous Casters versus Prepared Casters
May
18
answered Can you get the benefit of Last Legion Officer without spending a healing surge?
May
8
awarded  Guru
May
7
comment Should a new player call out a “bad” GM?
@MaurycyZarzycki, I'm not seeing that warning, but I'm using Avast and Windows Defender only (on different computers). It might just be a bad advertiser; there's an ad on the page.
May
6
answered Riddles in a game
May
6
comment Riddles in a game
So you want them to solve the puzzle, but you won't allow other ways to solve the puzzle?
May
6
comment Riddles in a game
Is there any reason they players couldn't just climb the wall, or backtrack and find another path that doesn't involve tricksy walls?
May
6
awarded  Organizer
May
6
revised Riddles in a game
Updating tags.
May
6
comment What is a good gaming system to convert RIFTS RPG into?
Have you tried any conversion of RIFTS to GURPS? Or have you at least played both RIFTS and GURPS? This is a recommendation question, so answers should be backed by experience.