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I write computer software for a living, mostly in Perl. I give away lots of it. Share and enjoy!

In my spare time, I tell my daughter stories about Batman, read books, watch movies, play video games, and try desperately to play D&D even though nobody I know wants to.


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comment How far away can my new sleeve be when I egocast?
I like the suggestion of "with a bribe," especially.
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accepted How can I plan, prepare, and enforce an episodic structure?
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comment How can I plan, prepare, and enforce an episodic structure?
Although I can't apply this to my current campaign easily, it is quite similar to something I've been thinking about doing in a new one. I sometimes think of the silly "timer" from the TV show Sliders. :)
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What rewards can compete with experience points?
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revised How can I plan, prepare, and enforce an episodic structure?
made a serious of small edits to prose for clarity
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comment How can I plan, prepare, and enforce an episodic structure?
I'm a big fan of the West Marches, but what is not clear from your post or any of the many posts I've read is (a) how to motivate the players to get back to base and (b) what to do if they don't. (These are, obviously, quite likely to relate to one another.) Jeff Rients posted a random table of consequences, which is the closest I've seen.
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revised How can I plan, prepare, and enforce an episodic structure?
typo fix
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revised How can I plan, prepare, and enforce an episodic structure?
typo fixes
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comment How can I plan, prepare, and enforce an episodic structure?
Right now I largely run Basic D&D, but would like to run, in the future, at least FAE and Eclipse Phase. I've run a fairly broad spectrum of systems in the past (dozens, I guess), and am comfortable with the idea of using a different system if I get significant benefits.
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answered Small ships and interplanetary communications
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comment How far away can my new sleeve be when I egocast?
I wonder why there's any need for relays or re-broadcasting, given that the most common carrier for communications is neutrino transmission, which have a range of 100 AU. The Kuiper Belt lies between 30 and 40 AU from the sun. Your reading of the rules agrees with mine, but leaves me still a little nonplussed.
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revised My player has too much custom stuff and it's making things difficult for me
grammar and typo edits; remove the famed second shotgun
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