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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; 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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comment How to handle the magical girl genre in FATE Core?
Is there a particular iteration of Fate you're looking to start from? For example: I'd give a different answer depending on whether you're attached to Fate Core or to Fate Accelerated.
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comment How to handle the magical girl genre in FATE Core?
Welcome to rpg.se! Please take a look at the tour and the help center; they're a useful introduction to the site. And once you have 20+ rep, feel free to join the Role-playing Games Chat! (There's actually a dedicated room for Fate stuff.
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revised Sword-and-board balance in D&D
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comment Sword-and-board balance in D&D
I've removed this from the question: "if you have a perspective on 4e or even earlier versions, including history, feel free to write them up, too (but as their own answers so they can be voted on separately)." Answers need to all address the same issue so voting sorts them based on the same criteria. You might be able to work it into a separate question, though.
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revised Sword-and-board balance in D&D
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revised Are any bonuses added when using Vital Strike in Pathfinder?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Shadowrun 5th ed Drones running silent
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revised Looking for a DM tool Similar to Masterplan For 5E
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comment How to rule a permanently blind PC in D&D 4e?
Welcome to rpg.se! Please take a look at the tour and the help center; they're a useful introduction to the site. This doesn't address my question, as I specifically want to explore mechanics to represent a truly blind character--someone who doesn't have any other senses to compensate. Please re-read the question and see if you can edit this answer to address its concerns.
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comment How do I stop my PCs from acting like insomniac monkeys on crack?
External links and additional reading are welcome in answers which are otherwise self-sufficient, but ease of access to the external resources doesn't make this answer self-containedly useful. You're advising the querent (and all future inquirers) how to do their own research parallel to yours, rather than sharing the fruits of your own research and experience (which is what SE is about).
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comment Is the Alert Feat always better than an Ability Score Improvement?
Haruum. The first (and largest) section of this question seems more like an answer than part of the question itself. Paring that down, or removing it entirely and maybe making it a self-answer, might help bring the actionable question to the forefront.
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comment Is the Alert Feat always better than an Ability Score Improvement?
If there's a specific problem you're facing in a game, that'd help a lot. It's much harder to get the right scoping on questions prompted by curiosity or speculation because answers can't be evaluated by their actionable usefulness. If you're having trouble, I imagine the Role-playing Games Chat will be happy to help, and/or to discuss the topic in a more free-ranging manner than mainsite Q&A can support.
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Can Wizards wear cloaks and capes instead of robes?
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comment How do I stop my PCs from acting like insomniac monkeys on crack?
Answers should be self-sufficient whenever possible. Links go dead, and "read X entry in Y book" isn't much better. Can you edit your answer to summarise the point you're hoping these references will make, so people can get a sense of how useful, relevant, and actionable the answer is without having to go out and buy something?
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revised European Medieval Fantasy RPG with less bookkeeping?
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revised Is blasting a suboptimal strategy for 5e Wizards?
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23
comment How to deal with player MacGyver-ism?
It's refreshing to see an answer treat players as individuals who make decisions in the context of a game run by the GM, rather than as a mob of recalcitrant ideologues.
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awarded  Good Question
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awarded  Good Answer