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My RPGs are collaborative storytelling. Usually the game master, I often design elaborate world settings for my players to frolic in, but I'm learning to give more agency to the players. I love conversation scenes. I play grumpy old folk and characters with unusual superstitions. 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: To accommodate my group's unpredictable schedules, I'm running short-form (mostly single-session) campaigns. We're looking into long-form game options which accommodate our situation.

CONTEMPORARY GAMING: Mostly games like , , , and the Dresden Files Accelerated (playtest), but occasionally I run , , , , , and . I'm experimenting with game design, too: a hack about holy werewolves, and a unique system inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

GAMING HISTORY: Started in and . Dabbled in , /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 "Nøkken," by Theodor Kittelsen.


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revised What Paragon-Tier modules can I use to showcase the Underdark?
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comment Healer/Fighter help?
@Mouhgouda No criticism is intended; the Stack is unlike other sites in many ways, and its citizens know this and try to help people work within its guidelines instead of just policing violations. The Stack is eager for your input about GMPCs in your own answer, as comments are too ephemeral and fleeting for such a thing. In my comment on your answer, I suggested how to improve it by showcasing more of your expertise. In neither case was criticism intended, and I apologise.
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comment Healer/Fighter help?
As a constructive subjective answer it'd be nice to explain more of the "why" and "how" ("are a given" is a bit anaemic), and include your own experiences on the matter as support for your suggestions.
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comment Healer/Fighter help?
If you're saying that the GM should not use a GMPC at all, that's challenging the frame of the question and should go into your own answer.
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comment Healer/Fighter help?
@Mouhgouda I'm not sure where you're seeing "pushing a crusader GMPC" in this answer. He's saying that crusader meets the querent's request, but is ill-suited for the querent's actual situation. His final paragraph says to use an NPC class.
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comment Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
It's the omission of "and other players'" that I'm suggesting should be remedied: your current phrasing places the onus entirely on the GM.
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revised Does standing up from being prone provoke an attack of opportunity?
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comment What does a magic weapon's plus apply to?
If you've got any questions about this sort of thing, the Role-playing Games Meta or Role-playing Games Chat are a better place for discussion.
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comment What does a magic weapon's plus apply to?
@Vynce You may find the help center and tour useful. Stack Exchange is a bit odd, as it's focused on being a well-sorted pile of questions and answers. This can lead to some odd guidelines and policies, but they're based on years of experience in figuring out how to make the site retain value. Because it looks like there's no need to read their answers for yours to be useful, it may be overzealous to ask you to remove it: the reference was taken to imply you were leaving something out because others had covered it, rather than acknowledging you were covering the same ground.
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comment Looking for Legend of the Five Rings Site to Join
Welcome to rpg.se! Please take a look at the tour and the help center; they're a useful introduction to the site.
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comment How do you balance preserving the agency of other players with playing a character that him/herself is aggressive in combat in a freeform RP?
Details about what they'd like to do would be useful, too.
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