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I like to visit fictional places with my friends and lift heavy things above my head.


Oct
1
comment How should I respond to a DM who unfairly plays the “rules-lawyer” card?
I have real trouble with the idea that it is the DM's job to make sure everyone has fun. It is everyone's job to make sure the table is fun. The player above contributed by writing up a character history, making a character, purchasing a DM's screen and double-checking the rules. Fun isn't the DM's job, fun is everyone's job, even if the way different roles contribute to the fun is different.
Sep
13
comment Where do I get the archive of the Sons of Kryos podcast episodes?
I don't have an answer but I have a promise. I'm trying to track down my copies of the episodes and once I do I will put them up in a dropbox folder for folks to peruse and will put them back up on a site. Thank you for your continued interest in this show.
Aug
15
comment What changed in Burning Wheel between Gold and Revised editions?
I noticed that help dice can be given for Circles tests. There are little tweaks to the lifepaths, not to mention the lifepaths' lay-out is cleaner. I'm reading it cover to cover now and finding little differences: the inclusion of books as learning tools...lots of little things.
Mar
23
comment Explain How History Works in Apocalypse World
I look at it as the game encouraging the characters to either Love and Hate each other. Love and Hate make us better people. Apathy gives us nothing in AW. Not sure if that helps with anyone's thoughts on realism and Hx.
Mar
17
comment Any news regarding Planescape?
Wasn't Sigil written about in one of the 4e sourcebooks?
Feb
2
comment What are the origins of the Raven Queen?
I don't see fluff as a negative word. I see it as fiction bits that don't have mechanical weight in play.
Jan
26
comment The Free City of Greyhawk: War of the Archmages
There's great stuff in that link. Thanks.
Jan
25
comment The Free City of Greyhawk: War of the Archmages
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer the question.
Jan
24
comment How do you make Dwarves Religious in a custom Fantasy setting?
I wasn't on the offense. I said I found it troubling. I didn't attack anyone or call names or spit or cuss or insult anyone. I just said I was troubled. I adore Tolkien-inspired dwarves. I adore Jews. I find parallels troubling.
Jan
15
comment How do you make Dwarves Religious in a custom Fantasy setting?
It is troubling because some aspects of dwarves (their beards and greed come immediately to mind) are present in terrible caricatures of Jews. As a big Jew who is often told he doesn't seem Jewish (by other Jews no less) I'll stick by the word - troubling.
Jan
14
comment How do you make Dwarves Religious in a custom Fantasy setting?
But the idea that they borrow heavily from Jewish tradition is troubling. I don't see a clear Jewish link in modern fantasy nor myth concerning dwarves.
Jan
14
comment How do you make Dwarves Religious in a custom Fantasy setting?
I agree that there's fertile ground for taking real world religions all over the place, in all religions.
Jan
7
comment What are the origins of the Raven Queen?
I do disagree. She is a new addition to the D&D mythology, along with Githyanki, beholders, Pelor and Vecna. They are all D&D fluff or color, as in bits of the setting that are not mechanical in nature. Other 4e fluff bits: The Primordials, the Shadowfell, etc.
Jan
6
comment How vested should every player be in the Burning Wheel's rule system?
My experiences mirror those of SevenSidedDie.
Jan
6
comment How do you seamlessly blend inspiration into a campaign?
Some day I'll live that down.
Jan
6
comment Tips for running a mystery in Burning Wheel
You can start with a mystery in BW but when the players have the answer the adventure isn't over, it has just begun. They have to have information at that point that will inspire their characters to action. I would likely even have them re-write their beliefs at that point.
Dec
23
comment What are the origins of the Raven Queen?
Thank you very much. Great.
Dec
23
comment What are the origins of the Raven Queen?
I was looking for D&D references. I wasn't aware there was a real-world mythological figure known as the Raven Queen.
Dec
12
comment Where would Teleportation Circles be in Forgotten Realms?
Yeah, in the Realms game we are playing the portals are scattered hither and yon, put in place through lost logic that time and fallen empires have rendered cryptic.
Sep
4
comment What game/circumstance uses Fudge dice?
Also, Baby's First Fudge Dice: fudgefactor.org/2001/12/01/babys_first_fudge_dice.html