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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. I like playing grumpy old folk and characters with unusual superstitions, and I'm very interested in the way environment (both at the table and in the game world) influences play.

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 What precedent is there for my homebrew “skill” concept?
Thanks for pointing out the bits you think will be most helpful! I'll add that as a request on my question.
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comment Suggestions for cheap/free game systems with low math and an expansive item list
@gatherer818 Maybe knowing the systems he's tried and found wanting would help us give useful answers!
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comment Suggestions for cheap/free game systems with low math and an expansive item list
I will happily downvote experienced users who post semi-relevant answers to poorly defined questions. If DW were a perfect fit for his current criteria, that'd be a different story, but it's a stretch because the question's not really well defined yet. So... I downvote, because that's not how this site is supposed to work. I left no comment because I see no way that a comment could suggest how to improve this answer. (Although I suppose a quick Google of your own could improve it a bit.)
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comment Suggestions for cheap/free game systems with low math and an expansive item list
Until these questions are answered, I'm voting to close as unclear; I've got four systems I think would work wonderfully, but they all violate both the things I've asked for clarification on and still may not meet your group's gameplay needs. Are you okay with GMless games? How many players do you have? What about no-prep systems designed for on-the-fly improvisation the whole group helps with? I think you might be underestimating the scope of the RPG landscape.
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One last question: How long do you want sessions and campaigns to last? There are some great systems designed for short-form play which would fall apart in longer campaigns, for example.
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comment Suggestions for cheap/free game systems with low math and an expansive item list
Additionally: "Well-known systems" seems like an odd requirement. Could you please explain why you aren't interested in obscure systems which otherwise meet your criteria?
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Most games that meet the rest of your criteria aren't going to have item/creature resources because such things don't have stats at all in those systems (there are lots of other, simpler, ways to determine conflict difficulty). Do you really want systems that require item/creature stats but you just don't want to make 'em yourself? Or are you okay with any system that doesn't expect you to make 'em yourself for any reason, including "This system just doesn't do that"?
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This appears to be asking for a list of every possible option to provide non-mystic barehanded combat (not even a list of all classes dedicated to providing such options), AND a discussion of poweredness for these options. I speculate there's no accepted answer because it's not a question which can be answered within the SE format.
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comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
This question appears to be requesting history and houserules across any edition of the franchise an answerer might feel compelled to draw upon, including editions where the topic isn't even valid! (4e does S&B just fine.) It should be closed as too broad.
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As currently phrased, this is a request for a wide-ranging essay based on rash generalisations about the common play experience in order to prove or disprove vague claims the querent has heard, but not experienced, and does not give us the details for. The only request for comparison (and all issues of "poweredness" must ultimately derive from comparison to other available options) is to "some hybrid class," and as yet no answer has compared the ranger to anything in its own edition except itself. This... is not something Stack Exchange can accommodate.
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