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  • High Concept: Geek of Computer Modeling
  • Trouble: Always something new to dabble in
  • Aspects: Where will this lead if thought through to the end?I can't even play a bad guyImprovisation and planning are like blackberries and tomato: I love one, appreciate the other, and mixing them requires serious inspiration.

I have been playing RPGs (and avoiding D&D) for quite some time now. My main interest is in games that explicitly tell you what game they are, and consistently follow up on that promise. If a game does this well, I may even start loving to play post-apocalyptic or PvP or high-school social or politics-centered or hidden-traitor games, even though that's opposite to my default preferences. Unfortunately that's not very wide-spread in the social circle I play with, so I have tried less things than I might like, and I think lots about Agendas, Managing Expectations, Techniques &c. myself.

I blame D. Vincent Baker's Apocalypse World for really getting me into this frame of mind.


Aug
23
comment How do I run a maze scenario without using a map?
I first thought this didn't answer the question, but now I think it's just confusing me.
Aug
21
comment Adventuring within Cthulhu Mythos without realizing it?
When you do something like this, really make sure (for example by knowing them and their loved and hated types of play very well) that you can assume beyond reasonable doubt that they will be up for it.
Jul
15
accepted Small-Scale Steampunk LARP for beginners
Jun
5
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
27
revised Small-Scale Steampunk LARP for beginners
Title helps?
Apr
27
answered Small-Scale Steampunk LARP for beginners
Apr
17
revised How to handle Mass creature numbers
Clean up of question
Apr
17
suggested approved edit on How to handle Mass creature numbers
Apr
16
comment Is expanding foam a suitable material for LARP weapon construction?
To me, “LARP safe” (“safe enough to be used in this way” is what the OP asks for) mostly implies the safety of the people hit with a prop. Could you tell us how good or bad PU foam is in that respect?
Apr
16
revised Is expanding foam a suitable material for LARP weapon construction?
At least to one commenter, the **not** seemed to have gone lost, so I put the two statements in separate paragraphs. (I hope I got the name right.)
Apr
15
suggested approved edit on Is expanding foam a suitable material for LARP weapon construction?
Apr
13
awarded  Constituent
Apr
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
7
awarded  Caucus
Mar
13
revised Small-Scale Steampunk LARP for beginners
added 9 characters in body
Mar
13
revised Small-Scale Steampunk LARP for beginners
Expand what I mean with risks.
Mar
12
comment What are the best barbarian/heavy player races from a narrative standpoint?
@thedarkwanderer I was confused, also because your answer focuses on the wild part and less so on the martial part, at least from my reading.
Mar
11
comment What are the best barbarian/heavy player races from a narrative standpoint?
You mention “heavy” in your question title, but in the question you only mention the requirement of “outsiders from society” only. How much is the martiality a criterion?
Mar
8
comment Small-Scale Steampunk LARP for beginners
I don't know if I want a specific flavour, but I am currently looking at Houses of the Blooded's LARP “Blood and Tears” and like quite a few concepts in there, but it does not look as simple (in particular wrt. 6) as a game with the explicit “Simple” design goal should. Also, I'm not sure about (1), as I have not read the HotB book, and only played it once.
Mar
8
asked Small-Scale Steampunk LARP for beginners