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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.


May
30
asked What spells can a Shugenja cast?
May
22
revised How do you play D&D when we don't have dice to play with?
Removed "Edit"
May
22
suggested approved edit on How do you play D&D when we don't have dice to play with?
Apr
23
revised How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
Reworked my edit that made it sound like “I want to help him play a freak” instead of “I want to help him play the character as designed”
Apr
23
suggested approved edit on How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
Apr
23
revised How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
Addendum changed to text parts
Apr
23
suggested approved edit on How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
Apr
23
revised Which Necromancy Path would make my Giovanni more effective in combat?
Putting edits into the question body, and some typography.
Apr
23
suggested approved edit on Which Necromancy Path would make my Giovanni more effective in combat?
Apr
22
awarded  Excavator
Apr
22
revised My friends and I are new to RPGs and need a system I can DM and they can pick up. Suggestions?
Removed "Edit:" Addendum, putting it in the text; Added formatting to improve readability.
Apr
22
suggested approved edit on My friends and I are new to RPGs and need a system I can DM and they can pick up. Suggestions?
Apr
22
awarded  Custodian
Apr
22
reviewed Reviewed Do you add your strength modifier to touch spells?
Mar
26
comment Is there a fantasy RPG system which does not try to be old-school?
@okeefe I get that, and if there wasn't the “I'd like as many defined rules as possible so” part, I wouldn't have said a thing. But that half sentence lead me to assumptions about what George Bora considers “more rules-heavy” and “no heavy burden on the DM”, and I think DW might not fulfill those as such.
Mar
25
comment Is there a fantasy RPG system which does not try to be old-school?
I like DW and have mostly steered around the D&D family of games. That said, I'm not sure if the low amount of crunch DW packs is the right thing to satisfy “A more rules-heavy game. […] I'd like as many defined rules as possible so there's no heavy burden on the DM.”
Mar
24
comment Keeping +forward and its reason present
As MC, seeing XP in front of people. Now there's something I hadn't even realized I was missing!
Mar
24
asked Keeping +forward and its reason present
Mar
3
comment A system that allows for a gritty, fast, simple post-apocalyptic setting?
looking for something with a slight bit more structure in regards to how to treat items and equipment, as well as a system for dealing with hunger/dehydration/disease/etc. – Apocalypse World does not come with built-in rules for this. For equipment, it has some guidelines, and for Bad Stuff it has advice for interesting custom moves and maybe someone has invented some for their game and posted them, but custom moves, and not a “minigame” built into the rules, is what they are.
Jan
23
awarded  Quorum