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comment Fast-paced and brutal rpg system
Apparently, someone did that work. It resulted in a new game, Blade of the Iron Throne. I added this as a comment instead of editing the answer because I have not played BotIT yet.
Aug
15
comment How do you play a solo game of Steve Jackson Games' Car Wars?
I'm pretty firmly of the opinion that Car Wars is a tactical tabletop game in the same category as Warmachine, or even Warhammer, except designed around cardboard chits instead of volumetric miniatures. Migrate this to boardgames!
Aug
14
comment Occult modern world setting
Dear downvoter - if you would explain your vote, I would endeavor to improve my answer. Without a comment, I can't really address your issue. Please note that on this site, downvotes do not mean "I disagree", they mean "this answer is not useful" which is different from most social voting sites.
Aug
12
comment RPG sytem which is based on character's character not stats
Cortex Plus Drama is the system I came here to answer. The Cortex Plus Hacker's Guide is probably the best way to get going with a Cortex game that's not one of the official settings.
Aug
11
comment Are there any systems similar to Pathfinder's Kingmaker that are more complex and realistic?
Also, +1 for ACKS!
Aug
11
comment Are there any systems similar to Pathfinder's Kingmaker that are more complex and realistic?
I'm not sure your link to the ACKS rules is supposed to be a public link. The PDF rules are for sale and that book is not on their download page.
Aug
10
comment Why is burying yourself not such a great plan?
It doesn't have to crush you. It just has to make breathing exhausting. Every time you exhale, the dirt above your abdomen will fall. Every time you inhale, you will have to LIFT that dirt. Constrictors don't crush you to death, they suffocate you in exactly this fashion.
Aug
9
comment What is a scene, when do i roll etc.?
Let me stop you right there and say, you are telling a story with your player - Fate is built on empowering player narration. I think, "when do the rules some into play?" Is a great question here!
Aug
8
comment How could discipline be used to aim weapons?
@KveldUlf - sure, exactly! The exact justification will inform the stunt. Sang Froid - Can use Discipline to fire a gun when he has already taken fire is a narrower application, and requires that that he not use the stunt when shooting first. My point is that this is a thing that Fate supports and condones and can be priced fairly using the system guidelines in DFRPG.
Aug
5
comment What do you do in Dungeon World when someone wants to perform an action they don't have a move for?
Additionally, the move provides the player with control. If the player rolls 7+, he or she gets to decide which benefits to reap. If it's important that things go quietly, there's It doesn't make an inordinate amount of noise ripe for the taking. Without a move, the GM gets all the control and can describe whatever consequences are most logical or just most exciting.
Jul
16
comment Does a single PC who is stealthy get to surprise monsters when the rest of the group is not?
I think you will get more and better answers by waiting a couple of days to select one.
Jul
9
comment Help me find a good system mechanic
I'm not sure why this sys-rec question has been put on hold. The asker has listed his desires and rationales and explained why the systems he has considered are lacking. Why is this Q different from all the others? Is it because he originally thought he wanted just a mechanic instead of a system?
Jul
6
comment How can I make the daily lives of the PCs interesting?
@Yosi You cannot learn more about how drama works in a shorter, more applicable format than by reading the Hillfolk book. It is the gameified practice of the theory put forth in the book Hamlet's Hit Points. I use techniques from the game in all sorts of contexts, including other games now.
Jul
6
comment Which system to support a grim world of low fantasy?
Great recommendation - I wanted to mention Harnmaster but don't have the personal experience to go by!
Jul
1
comment What class does the most damage overall?
This doesn't actually answer the question.
Jul
1
comment How many gems will fit in a bag?
I have taken a look at the linked items, and they look interesting. But this doesn't actually answer the question. Would you consider editing your answer to address: How big are gems?, How many can you carry in a bag?, and When do you have to get a packhorse to haul your semi-precious stones? The links are great, but if your blog goes away, this answer will have no value.
Jun
30
comment Where can I find free digital dungeon tiles?
@Lohoris - Horrible? Really? I think that's pretty harsh, but others obviously disagree. Maybe we have different goals for dungeon tiles?
Jun
29
comment How do I tailor a Solo Monster for 1st level characters on D&D Next?
Could you put the gist of the information in your answer? If the links die, this answer has no value. If you edited the essential information into this answer, I could vote for it.
Jun
25
comment Easy-to-learn GM-less system with flexible group size, for fantasy, urban fantasy, or sci-fi?
Thank you for suggesting Microscope - I was wracking my brain trying to remember this game. Kept coming up with Universalis, but I knew that wasn't it!
Jun
10
comment Upkeep of a fortress?
It has to have some positional value. Nobody builds a fortress to secure nothing. It's expensive to create and maintain. Also - if they took the fort from some power who held it legitimately, whoever bestowed the fort may not be interested in letting the PCs keep it.