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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.


Nov
12
revised Calculating and balancing challenge ratings
deleted 10 characters in body
Nov
11
answered Calculating and balancing challenge ratings
Nov
4
comment How does a DM define a Skill Check value?
This is of course for 4e. In 3e there were suggested DCs for each skill based on the specific task you wanted to accomplish, and the DCs were not level dependent. In 2e and earlier there wasn't really much of a skill system, but the optional skill systems provided in the book generally had you try to roll under your stat.
Oct
23
comment Produce high-contrast numbers on un-painted dice?
After you've used whiteout to fill in all the numbers, scrape a knife blade along the surface of the die to scratch away all the excess whiteout that gets outside the number. This is both slightly harmful to the blade (use a blade you don't care about as much) and will produce minor scratches in your die (won't affect rolling).
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 Are Earthdawn's dice mechanics as unfair and wonky as my player claims?
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
7
answered Are Earthdawn's dice mechanics as unfair and wonky as my player claims?
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?