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Apr
3
comment Two players are leaving, and there are conflicting desires for what to do with their PCs. How do I make everyone happy?
@GustavBertram It is; it's a reference to the song "Money for Nothing" by the band Dire Straits.
Feb
8
comment Are Old and New World of Darkness the same or different worlds?
@Oxinabox The differences between the settings of nWoD and ChOD are akin to those that would be typical of an edition change. They're not meant to be separate continuities like oWoD and nWoD/ChOD are.
Jan
29
comment Can a vampire survive sunlight exposure?
@ThomasE. I don't know how useful it is to cite Antediluvians as examples, as their "level 10" disciplines explicitly have the power to break rules (and plots, and games). How Ravanna survived three days of attack is mainly a story thing.
Dec
24
comment What happens when a PC attacks another PC in Dungeon World?
There's a really good question that addresses aspects of this issue. It doesn't duplicate this one, but it's worth reading. rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/47566/…
Nov
15
comment Are there rules for torture?
@Oxinabox True enough. Xeno's answer below is more correct, since it uses the new Social Maneuvering rules, so I don't know that mine is worth updating at this stage.
Oct
20
comment Which nWoD books mention Detroit?
Updated with page numbers.
Oct
15
comment Do damaging magic Effects deal automatic or rolled damage?
@Eldebryn There are a few things going on. The Suggested Successes are in there for scale; a "fireball" takes three successes because that's enough for (2X3+1) lethal, enough to kill someone. The "effects" in the Notes section are there to give minima for spells not easily categorized. Your successes do contribute to damage, but as detailed, the standard spell either has damage or duration; if you want both, or some other variant effect, you'll use the Optional Dividing Successes rule instead. (p.504)
Oct
15
comment Do damaging magic Effects deal automatic or rolled damage?
I assure you that's from Mage Revised, page 151. Same paragraph as I quoted earlier.
Oct
15
comment Do damaging magic Effects deal automatic or rolled damage?
The reference to "up to" is followed up with "You can 'pull' your effect to be less powerful…"
Aug
21
comment How do I run a maze scenario without using a map?
@Lexible Thank you; that's a distinction I was unaware of.
Aug
20
comment How do I run a maze scenario without using a map?
@nitsua60 The question, when asked, concerned the latter circumstance -- the feel of being in a labyrinth. However, if you've got a good answer that presumes the former, I'd be interested in reading it.
Aug
14
comment How do I run a satisfying and successful seeking in the context of a chronicle?
This a delightful, useful answer. Upvoted, and I look forward to what improvements you make.
Jun
30
comment What is the advantage of wielding two swords as an ambidextrous combatant vs. wielding a single sword?
@Eregrith: You're welcome. If it helps, think of splitting your die pool as doing two things at the same time, whereas Celerity is doing things at a faster speed.
Jun
30
comment What is the advantage of wielding two swords as an ambidextrous combatant vs. wielding a single sword?
@Eregrith By my reading, it is not. The rules for splitting actions specify that they must be two different actions, and that would be the same action twice. (Otherwise, the notion of "choose the lowest die pool and distribute dots" would be worthless, since there would be only one die pool.) Plus, since you're swinging your only sword, ambidexterity and double-wielding wouldn't come up.
Jun
23
comment What's up with the Siberys dragonmark?
"sih-BEAR-is." As in, "Ze bear is coming at me so quickly, I should activate this dragonmark." (Actually, Keith Baker has said that variants are acceptable — even desirable — as regional dialects. "Cyre," for instance, is pronounced "See-ree" by Baker, but he accepts "Sire," "Seer," "Khai-er" and others as valid.)
May
23
comment Can a werewolf regenerate lost limbs?
@ThomasE. Added to the body of the post.
May
19
comment What is the advantage of wielding two swords as an ambidextrous combatant vs. wielding a single sword?
@Tritium21 I don't have the Revised text to hand, but even if the details of how Celerity works and how multiple action die pools are calculated are different -- and they are -- the premise that the not-Celerity action can be split even if the Celerity actions cannot still stands, I believe.
May
17
comment What is affected by different levels of Changeling: the Dreaming's Nature Realm?
The trouble with the second interpretation is that anything that behaves "like a person" falls under the Actor realm.
May
16
comment What is affected by different levels of Changeling: the Dreaming's Nature Realm?
I fully expect this to be settled in C20, but kudos for putting this up.
May
10
comment How many dots does the player need to buy at once when improving scaled merits and styles to their next level?
@frank I know. I believe that to be a copy/paste artifact.