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May
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answered Is there such a thing as a Magically Animated Coin Monster?
May
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comment What collective chat program can feature both the host's webcam AND his screenshare?
Note: When sharing your whole screen, beware of the recursive video effect. That's when you bring up the image of your desktop in an app window on your desktop. The cascade of endless images updating within images can be difficult to get out of on some systems.
May
4
comment Should the DM allow characters an equal opportunity to flee or avoid an encounter?
My guy syndrome isn't really about "my guy", despite the name. Nor is it about being a jerk. Often the "My Guy" action seems perfectly rational from everyone's view, but it still ruins the game. It's really about letting yourself get tunnel visioned in on a particular aspect of the mindset of a character to the point that you believe you have no choice as a player, or for that matter as a GM, because any other choice wouldn't be true to the character. The escape from that trap is to take back player agency that you've surrendered to the fictional character and find a better solution.
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Apr
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answered Should the DM allow characters an equal opportunity to flee or avoid an encounter?
Apr
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answered What to do when players bypass plot hooks
Apr
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answered Mechanics for player retconning
Apr
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answered How is an emptied Doom Pool handled?
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Mar
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comment Which significant games quantify personality traits?
@HeyICanChan Yeah, that occurred to me. The rest of the character traits in C+ are dials, so the system rang true for me on assigning values to abstractions. Unfortunately in this specific case the personality elements are handled differently than everything else in the system. Having said that, Cortex+ is all about hacking the mechanics. There's no reason you couldn't assign a die to your Distinctions for use in the positive cases instead of just taking a flat d8.
Mar
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comment Which significant games quantify personality traits?
@gomad I didn't include those because the Values aren't character specific, they're setting values, like traditional D&D Strength, Intelligence, etc. I suppose once you combine them with a relationship they're a bit more tailored, but I interpreted the OP as looking for character-specific personality qualities. And the use of Distinctions is consistent across C+ Action, Drama, and Heroic.
Mar
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answered Which significant games quantify personality traits?
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Mar
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answered How can I get my players to ask the right questions so that I can tell them important stuff?
Jan
22
comment Does Darkness cast a shadow?
It could be argued that the light doesn't illuminate the interior or anything within it, hence no shadows. The light passes though that area unimpeded, with no interaction or loss.
Jan
22
answered How to make your players hate your villain, but not your game
Jan
21
comment How to make your players hate your villain, but not your game
Justin Alexander recently wrote a really nice article on this topic, complete with ties to published and game table experience citations. thealexandrian.net/wordpress/36383/roleplaying-games/…
Jan
13
answered Unseen Servant use in combat