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I started playing RPG's with a copy of the red box in 1983. Horror has been my favorite genre for many years, I run a homebrew Dark Conspiracy game every chance I get. SF and Fantasy are no strangers to me.

I've played many systems from the 80's and 90's and enjoyed them, for the most part. After so many years I've come to see the systems as being like coding languages, it's just syntax. The game is the same, tell an interactive story and have fun with friends doing it.


Dec
13
comment A way to water-proof equipment on short notice
@JonathanHobbs If you want to be RAW, I'd say no, because it creates a new item rather than repairing an existing item which is what the Mending spell is "for". But if I wasn't so concerned with RAW, and I'm not, I would allow it as a GM.
Aug
18
comment How do I design a Christmas-themed horror adventure?
@cartomancer imdb.com/title/tt0090357
May
18
comment How can I hint to Changeling players that they should use their kenning?
Ok, fair enough.
May
18
comment How can I hint to Changeling players that they should use their kenning?
"how can I hint to my players that they should use it?" - it being kenning. Alternatives are great but please give the question asked some service in your answer.
Mar
17
comment Could Belief in Little Fears: Nightmare Edition cause the dark side of the moon to really be dark?
@NessGardna Ah OK, I'll have to look at the newer stuff.
Feb
25
comment AD&D scrolls and learning spells
I don't recall an requirement that the write spell be used. The spell description says it is used to scribe spell the magic user cannot currently understand but there is nothing about having to use it in all cases. Can you give a page/book ref for that?
Jan
31
comment Giving a setting a feeling of ancientness
Related - rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/18498/…
Jan
30
comment DM going from D&D 3.5e to AD&D 1st edition
What world setting are you using? If you don't have your own world you may want to locate a copy of first edition Greyhawk or Forgotten Realms. Having a good setting will help.
Jan
26
comment How fast can sailing ships turn?
Sounds good. You may also want to look at the follow up article in Dragon 130, it has an expansion of the same material for "Oriental Adventures". More ship types never hurts.
Jan
10
comment When GMing in a high-tech game world how do you handle potentially disruptive tech?
@DampeS8N The hotfix is just another tool for the toolbox. Used in an appropriate fashion it will be fine (and fun).
Jan
10
comment When GMing in a high-tech game world how do you handle potentially disruptive tech?
+1 for the hotfix! That made me LOL, my players are gonna hate you for giving me that idea!
Jan
9
comment Converting from AD&D Second Edition to AD&D
Here is one you may want to look at if you haven't yet. @aramis gives a good answer. rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/9452/…
Jan
6
comment Star System Summary Sheets
If you want something to print out, another source to look at for inspiration on what data to record would be random planet and star system generators. donjon.bin.sh
Dec
28
comment Rend on fleshless opponents
Yeah, that's how I would read it too.
Dec
25
comment How can I adjust the difficulty of a scene on the fly?
+1 for the "Come Clean" section, players should be willing to work with a new GM. Any that have GM experience will feel your pain and should be very willing to go along with that a time or two.
Dec
24
comment What can a player do to force down a flying creature?
I don't know 4e at all but regardless of what system you play in, anything that entangles and/or adds weight would be advantageous in bringing a flyer to the ground.
Dec
11
comment What published adventures are there that focus on nanotech?
Excellent stuff! Thank you :)
Nov
29
comment How can I increase tension during roleplaying?
@Dakeyras OK, I see. That makes sense. I was going off some past experiences in which party got bored with random encounters because they got in the way of plot but it sounds like they are part of your plot so not an issue in that way.
Nov
29
comment How can I increase tension during roleplaying?
@Dakeyras Are you saying you don't want the random encounter frequency to drop or that you would need a valid explanation for your players?
Nov
27
comment Crime Investigation in a fantasy world
@InbarRose Glad you like it. If you want a more in-depth example have a look at this setting unicornbacon.com/Gamma-World-D20-Attwatta-Preziv.pdf it's for Gamma World but the ideas of developing a legal system in step with the culture still applies. I didn't include it in the answer because it's not a fantasy setting.