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I am a person who often reads things, and sometimes writes other things down.

I can program alright in Java, rustily in Python, and I know enough Haskell to look at a function and possibly know what it's doing.


Oct
23
answered What alternatives are there to replace orcs, kobolds, and hobgoblins in low-level encounters?
Oct
23
comment What are the most important differences for a 1st Edition AD&D Dungeon Master learning to run D&D 4E?
The options are more diverse than 1e had in a slightly confusing way. To give the players the ability to affect the plot you need to go outside the rules and make it up just like you did in 1e, but 4e fills in more of the combat playspace and so it's less obvious that you should just go outside the rules in the book, and 4e players don't generally expect that it will happen as much.
Oct
21
awarded  Enthusiast
Oct
20
comment What can I learn from playtesters?
If they're not playing to break the game, then how are they being honest? People will play to break the game eventually, you might as well face that from the start.
Oct
17
answered Any sites or periodicals dedicated to campaign ideas/concepts?
Oct
17
comment Does recoil affect gunnery, and can RC accessories be used?
+1 for The Gaming Den
Oct
10
comment Earthdawn dice roll probabilities
That entire paper is composed of advanced math that is probably understood by at most 5% of the Earthdawn playing population, probably far less. I think you need to dumb it down a lot until someone who hasn't even taken calculus can understand it before you call it "quite easy".
Oct
10
comment Earthdawn dice roll probabilities
In Earthdawn, there are "Horrors", which are like Cthulhu type extra-dimensional demon-things that feed upon the process of inflicting negative emotions on others. They often mark individuals and then cause them to go insane and then point them in the direction of a settlement and let the mayhem ensue, feeding off of all the suffering. It's basically impossible to negotiate with either end of that process. In this specific encounter within the adventure, the mad Nethermancer is supposed to be killed or run away from, not talked to.
Oct
7
comment Earthdawn dice roll probabilities
Oh yeah, I tried to get my group to run away several round in a row against that guy; the obsidiman swordmaster backed off, but the t'skrang swordmaster refused to back down even after being put exactly 1 away from unconscious. The next attack missed, but the one after that killed him instantly. Next session, the same player's new character got knocked unconscious instantly by a lightning lizard, and then later after healing an insane obsidiman punched him dead in 1 strike (41 damage armor defeating). Some people just have bad luck >_>
Oct
7
answered Earthdawn dice roll probabilities
Oct
4
awarded  Editor
Sep
27
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
answered Games that have only fictional reward cycles
Sep
23
awarded  Supporter
Sep
23
answered What online collaborative communication tools have the most components for roleplaying away from the table?
Sep
22
awarded  Teacher
Sep
22
answered How do you get your players to realise roleplaying isn't a videogame?
Sep
22
answered Which RPGs primarily reward roleplaying your character?