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comment What is the average number of sales of adventures (modules) and adventure settings (hexcrawls) for OSR publishers?
Nah, it's not asking for a list of all the numbers; it's asking for average sales and explicitly saying "I don't know if this can be done, are there other ways to figure out useful info?" A good answer will draw on expertise to explain the situation and provide what useful info is possible. It might be extrapolated from smaller data sets, or found via sources with access to confidential information who've crunched the numbers for us and only released the results (there are sites which do that sort of thing).
3h
comment How would PCs go about capturing an enemy?
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3h
comment What is the average number of sales of adventures (modules) and adventure settings (hexcrawls) for OSR publishers?
Some privately owned companies do publish their sales numbers, but not many. Although this question may not be answerable because of a dearth of information, if that information did become available we'd be able to clearly vote on answers within the Stack paradigm. It's not too broad or opinion-based, it's just one of those questions which will probably never get answered and the Stack's just fine with that.
Feb
10
comment How does flight work in 13th age?
Which monster entry are you looking at?
Feb
2
comment A player was bucking my style and I lost my temper. What can I do from here?
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Feb
2
comment Past tense for smite
@ObliviousSage My first quick reading led me to think the same, but it's definitely about RPG-specific usage.
Feb
2
comment Past tense for smite
The querent obviously knows this; they say it in the question! What they're asking is if RPGs, collectively or individually, use a non-standard conjugation. Can you edit your answer to address that, please?
Jan
29
comment How to give a ''secret agent'' feel to a game?
I'm confused by this question. James Bond and Bourne films are quite different in tone and ethos, and I'm not sure why you have [system-agnostic], [fate], and [spycraft] system tags here. Additionally, it'd be great if you told us what research you've done on spy games using Fate and rejected or appreciated, so we don't repeat useless information and can be more confident our answers are useful to your goals (speculation and brainstorming doesn't work well on this site; it's a place for answers to specific problems).
Jan
16
comment Would a Swarm of Rats really be much of a threat?
The abstraction of hit points is probably very relevant to this question; I'd expect good answers to mention it.
Jan
10
comment What are the mechanics of removing a “create an advantage” aspect?
You might get a better response to this answer if it front-loaded the bits that answer the question being asked, and then talked about philosophical context which the querent hasn't asked about or demonstrated ignorance of. (The "gremlin" is assuming that because the question doesn't show knowledge of something, that means they're ignorant of it instead of it just being tangential to the question.)
Jan
10
comment Replicating Modern Technology using Magic-Punk
Because answers rely on historical rather than RPG expertise, this question is off-topic. (Additionally the request for systems and settings is off-topic as a game recommendation question.) A request for procedures and learning re: magipunk translation of period tech could be on topic, but that is not what this question asks for (despite the title).
Dec
20
comment Can stress be taken outside conflict?
Can you please edit in your experience to fully answer the querent's question by addressing "is it a good idea, or will it break the game?" and clarifying some points? "Mental attacks" sounds like you're still talking about conflicts; Edgerunner has noted stress doesn't carry over from scene to scene so it's often better to not inflict small amounts of stress in scenes; and the only sanity-focused Fate system I know of doesn't use stress for it. What has your experience taught you about out-of-conflict stress that you can share to help the querent understand their options?
Dec
12
comment Is Microscope a good game for a conflict-avoidant, disaffectionate player?
@SevenSidedDie Then maybe the "as this is a game-rec question" box should go, too?
Dec
9
comment How does one pronounce “Mekillot”?
This five-year-old question has been edited to better match our current understanding of what makes for good questions. Specifically, it's no longer asking for pure unsupported speculation.
Dec
3
comment How do I convince players to play a D&D campaign with a restrictive premise?
I'm not clear what the problem is, really. Why does having orc allies instead of purely orcs make the "escape capture by orc enemies" scenario invalid? Why does having rogue-behaving classes in the guild invalidate that scenario? "Why can't we play other classes but just act like a barbarian?" is exactly what I'd ask--I don't see how mechanical variance that still works with the same themes will make your ideas fail, so I can't answer your question because I don't see the problem.
Dec
3
comment When can you interpose yourself in the path of an attack?
I don't think this is a duplicate because it's about action priority and turn order, which the other question implies but doesn't address.
Nov
27
comment Does the Paladin's Code apply to evil foes, such as demons?
While this question is clear, it's still entirely opinion-based unless/until the querent can specify that they're looking for answers which cite published 3.5 material for their support. Otherwise this would just turn into another messy collection of speculative answers. I'm disinclined to vote to open as clear when I'd just have to turn around and vote to close as opinion-based; closed is closed.
Nov
24
comment Do Boosts in Fate Core just lead to more Boosts?
Even in cases where you're trading one boost for another by using it to get success with style on a roll, you're not just moving a number around: you're trading one narrative advantage for another. This not only keeps the +2 around because the boost would fade otherwise; it moves the story forward and gives you a narrative advantage in a place that may be more useful for the changing situation.
Nov
17
comment Can I Write A Story Within The Forgotten Realms And Publish it?
I'm voting to re-open. The question is about publishing protocols for a specific RPG franchise belonging to a company that publishes exactly this sort of thing. Users with experience in RPG-related publishing can offer specific insights which folks with a general understanding of the laws cannot. Repeated meta discussions make it clear that RPG-specific law (and publishing) questions are on topic here.
Nov
7
comment DMing without any resources: Is this DND anymore?
I ask because there's a big difference in answers between "Is this D&D?" and "Is this a tabletop role-playing game?" There are a lot of RPGs which look much different from D&D.