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comment How can I make downtime interesting?
It doesn't even need to be bought/inherited. Given that the OP says these are epic-level characters, they're probably in a position to build their own castles/towers/businesses/whatever.
Jul
28
comment Are there other RPGs with the phenomenon where the class that is stereotypically the best at something isn't the best at all?
@GMNoob: I don't see anyone here saying "Your problem is not real". They're saying "You haven't told us what your problem is." At this point, you've really only told us that this is something you're curious about and simple curiosity isn't "a real problem". What actual issue has arisen in your game which led to you asking this question and what kind of answer can we provide that will help you resolve that issue?
Jul
27
comment Are there other RPGs with the phenomenon where the class that is stereotypically the best at something isn't the best at all?
As far as I can tell, your actual question seems to be "Are there other games aside from 3.5 which are class-based, but the classes do not provide absolute niche protection?" Is that accurate? (And, if so, then the answer is a resounding yes.)
Jul
1
revised How can I acquire free two-player D&D Basic/Expert adventures?
added 168 characters in body
Jul
1
answered How can I acquire free two-player D&D Basic/Expert adventures?
Jun
30
awarded  Yearling
Jun
30
answered Should a quest completed be its own reward?
Jun
29
comment Is withdrawing from close combat a free action in SWD?
You're not really "using Defend 'early'". Savage Worlds allows you to take actions at any point in your turn, whether before, after, or in the middle of moving. Using Defend while moving is not a special case. (I can't find where this is stated directly in the rules, but the Multiple Actions section on SWD 66 uses the example of "a character might shoot a pistol, move a few inches, then issue a Taunt", making it clear that you can act both before and after moving.)
Jun
19
comment Running an RPG with fast Drop-In-Drop-Out capability for an open day
@Dave: If you leave out the XP mechanic (so that you only gain skills when all dice are natural sixes), it's still pretty quick and easy to get from 1 to 2, but going from 2 to 3 won't be that common and you're very unlikely to see anything higher than 3. Players who have been in the game for a while will be more diverse than a newcomer, but they generally won't have more raw mechanical power.
Jun
19
answered Running an RPG with fast Drop-In-Drop-Out capability for an open day
Jun
18
revised In Moldvay's Basic D&D, how much time does it take to do something?
Removed stray word
Jun
18
suggested suggested edit on In Moldvay's Basic D&D, how much time does it take to do something?
May
30
awarded  Nice Answer
May
30
answered How to have a game in which one player character is the leader but it's still fun for everyone?
May
29
comment When does The Drop apply to ranged attacks?
Completely agree with all of this. Additionally, I've required a raise on the Stealth check to get The Drop rather than just a normal success.
May
23
comment How reliable are dice rolling programs?
There are some computer games which implement algorithms to make the results feel "more random" (by actually reducing the randomness, such as prohibiting long runs of the same result), but I would hope that dice rolling apps would not do that.
May
17
comment Should a group keep the same GM, or choose different GMs for every new campaign/system?
There is a symmetry you missed: Not everyone is suited, desires, or even likes to be a (non-GM) player.
May
17
comment Narrativist Gaming: How do you transition more traditionally-trained players into them?
Also remember that some people enjoy in-character roleplaying, which is not "wargaming and only... progression and dungeon crawling", but is also not narrativist gaming.
May
15
answered Dealing with high player churn?
May
14
comment How can a Level 1 Mage be useful to the group?
Does MERP include Research XP? If so, playing up the wizard-as-magical-researcher stereotype would be another good way to push ahead of the XP curve.