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My RPGs are collaborative storytelling. I love conversation scenes and emergent settings. I'm interested in the influence of environment (at the table and in the game world) on play.

USEFUL/INTERESTING LINKS: Worldbuilding & the Okapi's Butt; Making the Tough Decisions; goblin dice; abstractions are leaky; print-&-fold minis; Paradigms of Play; 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!

CURRENT RPG HABITS: Our major game is a serial campaign about Weird Stuff using Atomic Robo rules, interspersed with single-session games in other systems. I'm the primary GM, but everyone takes a turn sometimes.

CONTEMPORARY GAMING: Mostly games like , , and , but occasionally we run , , , , and . I'm experimenting with game design, too: a FAE hack about holy werewolves, and a unique system inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

GAMING HISTORY: Started in and . Dabbled in , , Dresden Files Accelerated (playtest), /The Princes' Kingdom, , , , and Stargate SG-1.

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 "The Bookworm," by Carl Spitzweg.


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comment Sneak attacks in Fate Core
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comment Sneak attacks in Fate Core
This answer focuses on concepts that Fate Core doesn't usually concern itself with, like measured distances, line of sight, and attack penalties.
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The querent is asking for the intended use as a scholar-specific item. An open-ended request for brainstorming alternate uses would make the question fall outside the Stack's scope.
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comment What is the use of a little bag of sand?
Sand is also used in the quill-preparing process.
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comment How do you handle injury in Roll For Shoes?
This answer uses "exchanges" as a unit of time, and exchanges are not natively part of Roll for Shoes. I think your answer would be a lot easier for people to understand and use if you edit it to explain how exchanges work in your system. (And welcome to the Stack! You might want to take the tour.)
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One question per question; ask about the mechanics of shielding others separately.