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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 do I approach the probability of a d100, using 2 d100's?
Ellesedil has the right of it: your "simple and useful" construct is what I'm asking you to explain more fully. We can't extrapolate your entire idea from a single example, so the answer isn't actionable.
12h
comment How do I approach the probability of a d100, using 2 d100's?
Edit it into the post! Comments are ephemeral: their primary purpose is to help figure out how questions and answers can get edited to be better.
13h
comment How do I approach the probability of a d100, using 2 d100's?
Welcome to rpg.se! Please take a look at the tour and the help center; they're a useful introduction to the site. Can you please expand your answer to explain the general rule this would follow? In particular I'm not sure how you intend it to work for tasks where both skills are necessary for even basic success.
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comment Narrativist Gaming: How do you transition more traditionally-trained players into them?
I've used the narrative/XP hybrid you're suggesting, and we liked it, but I fail to see how it will help with the problems the question describes. If you can explain why and how you think this technique will be useful, that'd vastly improve the quality of the answer. (Of particular concern is that you're suggesting a relatively minor change to a D&D system when the querent is asking about using non-D&D systems: it feels like you're providing a single step on the road and expecting us to figure out the rest on our own.)
Oct
18
comment How do I create fantasy cities?
If you're asking how to figure out what your city needs (as Bankuei advises), then the question should clarify that. If you're asking how to use your RPG system to model the needs you've already defined, the question should present the needs you've identified. If you're asking how to make a city "feel real" without much concern for the RPG context you'll use it in, you might find Worldbuilding a better fit.
Oct
18
comment How do I create fantasy cities?
For answers to be useful to your context instead of wildly guessing, we need to know at least what kind of story you're telling (sewer crawling, political intrigue, etc), how long the party will be in the city, and hopefully what edition of D&D you're using. The more detail you can give about your game, the more we can help. Stack Exchange isn't built to provide generic one-size-fits-all guides, we're about helping you with your specific problem in ways that others can learn from too.
Oct
17
comment Using (android) tablet as a virtual online whiteboard
I think [online-resources] is the more appropriate tag, but [tools] seems appropriate too. Probably doesn't need both, though? Also, grats on asking your first question!
Oct
17
comment How late in history can I set a campaign based in the US without cars and telephones being widespread?
I doubt it, without drastically re-modelling the nature of the thing: to be a properly framed question it would have to be something RPG experts can answer better than history experts, which would require framing the question in terms of actualising the game-table experience you were hoping for.
Oct
17
comment How late in history can I set a campaign based in the US without cars and telephones being widespread?
This question appears to be off-topic as described in this policy change two years after the one which this question sparked.
Oct
17
comment What does a Ideal Sword look like, built with modern technology?
@Oxinabox That question should probably be closed too, because the policy changed two years later.
Oct
17
comment What does a Ideal Sword look like, built with modern technology?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is very unclear how this is best answered by RPG experts.
Oct
16
comment Couple RPG/Two Person Roleplaying?
Welcome to rpg.se! Please take a look at the tour and the help center; they're a useful introduction to the site. There are, in fact, many RPGs built for your situation, and without more details about the kind of game you want to play (genre, themes, session/campaign lengths, content, maps/minis or not, are you picky about your randomisation mechanic like what kind of dice? and so forth) it's impossible to give a useful suggestion. Can you please edit in as many details as possible? Look at other one-on-one game-recommendation questions to see what kind of information to offer.
Oct
16
comment What's the probability of getting three matching faces in any one roll of four Fudge dice?
Since there's an Atomic Robo RPG stunt which asks for exactly three, and the question doesn't use "at least" phrasing, I'm not sure this is complete without the probability of a result of exactly three (and without it, this answer appears functionally identical to WaxEagle's). But then, that's why I voted to close the question as unclear.
Oct
16
comment What's the probability of getting three matching faces in any one roll of four Fudge dice?
Since there's an Atomic Robo RPG stunt which asks for exactly three, and the question doesn't use "at least" phrasing, I'm not sure this is complete without the probability of a result of exactly three. But then, that's why I voted to close the question as unclear.
Oct
15
comment Sonic Robo Blast 2 game installation to ubuntu?
Welcome to rpg.se! This is a site for non-programmed ("tabletop") RPGs, so you'll probably find the video game Stack more useful.
Oct
13
comment Does Age of Rebellion have an open license?
Then your clarification that AoR's mechanics are not patented is crucial to your entire answer, and should be emphasised--not parenthetical--and supported with some kind of link.
Oct
13
comment Does Age of Rebellion have an open license?
I'm not sure nominative use extends to offering an entire game system (and/or all of its setting information) for free online, which is one of the contexts the querent is asking about. This answer seems to assume a much less comprehensive reproduction of the system than I think the querent implies, which is evidence that we need the querent to clarify their position.
Oct
13
comment Does Age of Rebellion have an open license?
Your answer appears to explain the generic legal position but still leaves the querent needing to do his own research about how Age of Rebellion fits into it. If your answer is specific to Age of Rebellion, it's extremely unclear, so please add citations to support/explain that.
Oct
11
comment How do you tell your PCs about something that only one of them senses?
@G0BLiN Happily enough, "system agnostic" doesn't mean "answers must be applicable to every system ever." This advice is applicable to a wide variety of systems and playstyles, not just D&D. If you want to provide an answer addressing playstyles that assume compartmentalisation, that'd be great!
Oct
8
comment How to Reconcile the MERP/RM High-Magic System with the Low-Magic Middle Earth Setting?
@mxyzplk Should answers be kept to Rolemaster/MERP experience, or is this open to the entire spectrum of LotR RP experience?