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I approach tabletop RPGs as cooperative storytelling; I love improvisational conversation scenes. Usually the game master, I tend to design elaborate world settings for my players to frolic in, but that habit is changing recently as my group's needs evolve. The rare times I run a player character, I like playing grumpy old folk and characters with unusual superstitions.

USEFUL/INTERESTING LINKS: Worldbuilding & the Okapi's Butt; Making the Tough Decisions; goblin dice; abstractions are leaky; print-&-fold minis; papercraft dice tower; consequences as positive currency (Fate); Making Superman Truly Invulnerable (Fate Core); Rick Neal's essays (DFRPG); Level 1 Equivalent Damage (4e); improved skill challenges (4e); No Such Thing as D&D; Same Page Tool.

You will often find me in the chat; come on by!

RPG HABITS: To accommodate my group's unpredictable schedules, I'm running short-form (mostly single-session) campaigns in systems including and , , , , and Lady Blackbird. I'm in the Storium beta as BESW.

I'm experimenting with game design, including a FAE hack about holy werewolves and a unique system inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

RPG HISTORY: Despite the current trend, most of my gaming experience is with GMing relatively lengthy campaigns in and . I've also dabbled in (and its friendlier offshoot The Princes' Kingdom), , , and Stargate SG-1, among others.

CHARACTER NOTE: Never short on Opinions and overambitious Ideas. I want to play a shulassakar and a musteval, and I have an elaborate SG-1 campaign I fear I'll never get to run.

My avatar is "Nøkken," by Theodor Kittelsen.


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comment How do you encourage group decisions over individual actions?
Like I said, solutions probably won't be system-specific, but they could be useless if they're intended for a KIND of system you're not using.
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comment How do you encourage group decisions over individual actions?
Please indicate the system(s) you're encountering this challenge in; while solutions probably won't be system-specific, solutions will be more or less useful--or even useless--depending on the system(s) you're using.
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comment Techniques for fast paced storytelling
At the very least, mention what system you're using, eh? Different systems could handle this VERY differently.
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comment Lore about Gibbeth
Ummm. It may seem pedantic, but the question is asking for sources, not copy-pasting, and I think "ALL information about Gibbeth," even though there's not much, is kinda pushing our luck with the copyright gods. How about a summary with page citations?
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Welcome to rpg.se! Please take a look at the tour and the help center; they're a useful introduction to the site. I've modified your tags to connect this question with the right sort of experts (D&D 4e lore is mostly unrelated to the lore of other D&D editions, and Gibbeth isn't FR-specific). When you have 20+ rep, feel free to join the Role-playing Games Chat!
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comment Where and how are you mostly playing
Welcome to rpg.se! Please take a look at the tour and the help center; they're a useful introduction to the site. In particular, Stack Exchange isn't a forum, it's a Q&A site, so polling people like this isn't a good fit. However, once you've got 20+ rep you can join the Role-playing Games Chat where we'll be happy to share our experiences and advice in a less formal, more chatty setting.
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You might want to address the metamagic feat chain which the querent is considering when evaluating the spell; perhaps a note along the lines of "Of course if he dedicates multiple slots of a character's most precious build resource to being awesome at a particular thing, he ought to be reasonably awesome at it."
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