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Jan
10
comment What are the mechanics of removing a “create an advantage” aspect?
No gremlin here. I didn't say not to worry or not to represent it mechanically. I said the mechanics have to follow, not lead, which is absolutely true and, frankly, not something the question particularly implies the asker already knows. However, the question demonstrates knowing about the SRD, so I didn't bother linking to it in my answer.
Jan
7
comment Aiming at specific body parts
I would say it is this ever-compounding fractal of complexity that the designers of 5e strove to avoid. Sorry if I sounded grumpy in the above comment, but the question is How (if at all) should the attack roll be modified when targeting a specific body part? Not How should I resolve the effect of the action?
Dec
17
comment Is Polearm Master with Sentinel unbeatable in a duel?
giantitp.com/comics/oots0216.html
Dec
8
comment “Use Magic”, Fictional Positioning, and the Spell Slinger
Good answer, I think the key is in the Keeper may require... section which was, I think, underutilized. Just FYI, there was no conflict with the group over this, I just wanted to understand it better for when I run!
Aug
21
comment The World Will End, But Not Tomorrow (or How to Manage Unwarranted Urgency in Players)
It's about managing information so what they jump at is what you want them to jump at. Solving the problem you present without necessarily skipping right to the endgame.
Jul
15
comment Are there maximums for stats (such as by class)?
Drow? In BECMI? I only ever had the B and E of that, but never saw Drow.
Jul
13
comment How Can I Re-Skin the Hacker in A Medieval Game of Leverage?
The hacker uses his skills and knowledge to provide the tokens of authenticity that enable others - letters of writ, signet rings, official seals, heraldic devices, etc.. He also makes devices that amplify the group's power - within the limits of credulity technology-wise. I would call him a tinker, myself.
Jul
13
comment How can I play multiple characters at once?
@SevenSidedDie - yes, I know. But it's a 1st question from a new user and an easy mistake to make. Thought it was worth clarifying.
Jul
10
comment How can I play multiple characters at once?
Is this the PC game, or a tabletop game?
Jul
7
comment Is there a Star Wars adventure for Awesome Adventures?
Drop the details of your experience into the answer? Experience is an important element of game-rec answers.
Jul
7
comment Is there a Star Wars adventure for Awesome Adventures?
Have you played this adventure? Have you played Bulldogs! as a drop-in replacement for Star Wars?
Jun
29
comment How to do mystery based storytelling in Fate?
This is practically the basis for the investigation-focused GUMSHOE system. Since the system is popular and successful, would that count as evidence that "the players are going to solve the mystery anyway" is a successful stance from which to run a mystery game with competent, proactive PCs?
Jun
24
comment Is it possible to take cyphers out of the Cypher System?
How do you know the content of the to-be-released core book? <envy>
Jun
19
comment Are there any good, free introductory Dungeon World adventures for a DM used to D&D?
@SevenSidedDie - Nope, none.
Jun
19
comment Are there any good, free introductory Dungeon World adventures for a DM used to D&D?
And as always, the DW Guide can help you grok it.
Jun
18
comment How do skills work?
@avuong2962 - it's not a waste of time, it is the purpose of this site: To provide concrete answers to specific questions about roleplaying games. You're driving the site, not wasting its time! Welcome and stick around!
Jun
3
comment What is an example of a Supers module/adventure that preserves/highly values player agency?
In my experience, this is a problem in published modules in general. In trying to anticipate creative player actions, they generally have to limit the impact of outcomes. Have you considered trying to model the narrative structure of comics instead of the physics? Games like With Great Power, Truth and Justice, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, and even Fate Core are intended to model the ebb and flow of success in the supers genre and thus avoid some of the illusionist problems you're describing.
Jun
3
comment What's a good system for a short adventure / one-shot in Westeros
I don't think it's a dupe, but have you looked here?
Jun
3
comment How can I play a survival-based FATE 2.0 game where access to items plays a major role?
Huh. I see that I was off a version. I always mapped SotC->2.0 and DFRPG->3.0. I will check out the 2.0 docs and see how I can rework the answer.
Jun
1
comment How can I make the most out of a reliable, close, helpful player in a group of players new to the system?
Which Fate-powered game are you playing?