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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.


Apr
27
revised Small-Scale Steampunk LARP for beginners
Title helps?
Apr
17
revised How to handle Mass creature numbers
Clean up of question
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.)
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.
Feb
1
revised How long does a game of Microscope take?
Round duration explanation from Cthos' comment to this inserted.
Jan
12
revised What game made leading questions a GM technique?
Everway?
Jan
12
revised What game made leading questions a GM technique?
Everway?
Jan
9
revised What game made leading questions a GM technique?
backstory vs. general use
Oct
28
revised How do I estimate puzzle durations?
Looking through questions, it first seemed that [tag:puzzle] does not exist. But it does, and it should be on this question.
Oct
28
revised What field-specific puzzles can I give to engineering and psychology students?
Looking through questions, it first seemed that [tag:puzzle] does not exist. But it does, and it should be on this question.
Oct
28
revised What are some sources for in game puzzles for players?
Looking through questions, it first seemed that [tag:puzzle] does not exist. But it does, and it should be on this question.
Oct
26
revised Active Opposition with Free-Form Professions in Fate
Edit in real-life play description
Oct
24
revised Active Opposition with Free-Form Professions in Fate
deleted 4 characters in body
Oct
6
revised Should I worry about players abusing the Know-It-All move?
Add implication of the move description.
Sep
9
revised What skill list should I use for a game set in ancient Greece?
add TLDR, fix spelling, comment on process.
Jun
20
revised Running an RPG with fast Drop-In-Drop-Out capability for an open day
Added additions from the comments, and changed /x/ to *x* for working highlight.
Jun
19
revised Running an RPG with fast Drop-In-Drop-Out capability for an open day
Push question more in the techniques direction
Jun
19
revised Running an RPG with fast Drop-In-Drop-Out capability for an open day
Add specific technique question
May
30
revised What spells can a Shugenja cast?
+ 4th ed.