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Jul
29
answered Fantasy and magic in a primarily realistic setting
May
4
awarded  Nice Answer
May
3
answered How can I avoid players spending too much time planning?
May
3
answered How can I make low levels of a high-level build more bearable?
Apr
23
comment Aganazzar's Scorcher: Rules for 'path' Spells
If anyone remembers the ancient CompuServe game Islands of Kesmai, you might recall that wizards had a Firebolt spell that had a path that could go in any direction (even turn back on itself). Overlapping the path three or four times was very effective. This is probably not what you would want out of Agnazzar's Scorcher.
Apr
16
answered Justifications for the existence of cyberpsychosis
Apr
9
answered What is a good scaling ratio for larger than 5 player character parties?
Mar
12
comment Guide to writing an RPG - Examples inline or at the end?
@RobLang - I understand from the voting that it is unpopular, but I have seen exactly this done well and it is extremely effective. If you want to glance, you pop it up and read it, then move the cursor and let it drop back. If you want to read more seriously, pop it up inline.
Mar
7
answered “Epic Level” Shadowrun
Mar
7
comment How can I prevent a TPK without obvious Deus Ex Machina?
+1, Great idea! (Note: the witchfire only needs to hold enough PCs captive in order to (believe it can) compel the rest to do the Witchfire's bidding.)
Feb
11
revised How can you encourage players to portray a “realistic” reaction to in-game stressful/traumatic circumstances?
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Feb
11
answered How can you encourage players to portray a “realistic” reaction to in-game stressful/traumatic circumstances?
Jan
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
21
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
12
comment 3d6 vs a d20: What is the effect of a different probability curve?
@Pureferret - Glad you found it useful. It probably has few votes in part because it was a late answer--the question was asked in Sept. 2010, and I didn't notice it and write an answer until over 6 months later.
Nov
8
answered Guide to writing an RPG - Examples inline or at the end?
Nov
8
answered What is a dice pool mechanic?
Oct
14
comment What is the SURGE event in Shadowrun?
@TygerKrash - Those predated SURGE; that was just fleshing out the variation that was supposedly already there (though you wouldn't have known it before the Companion).
Oct
5
answered How do you handle verbal exchanges between NPCs without taking the PCs out of the spotlight?
Oct
3
answered How does Procreation work in Eclipse Phase?