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Apr
16
comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
I'm not sure that makes a huge difference as far as meta-gaming goes. If you only make secret rolls when there's secrets for the DM to keep, your player is still going to be much more guarded and can still attempt to infer what is going wrong. Besides, I also don't like it when you take the dice of out of the player's hand, so there's that too.
Apr
16
comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
If you implement fumbles for every skill and attack roll, your players will never roll a d20 for themselves.
Apr
7
comment Why even bother with XP?
Know what the punishment is for missing a RPG session? They didn't get to play and take part in the adventure. While character advancement is certainly something to look forward to, leveling up is not the reason I play a RPG. I can play any number of video games to do that.
Mar
3
comment Reproduction of copyrighted content by website users
There's a meta question about legal/copyright questions on RPG.SE that seems to be leaning towards allowing these kinds of questions, although it is unresolved.
Feb
25
awarded  Yearling
Feb
10
comment What is the established story/lore of Infernals and their realm in the IKRPG?
@waxeagle: I'm disappointed that this seems to be the only answer. Thanks for trying, though.
Feb
7
awarded  Mortarboard
Jan
31
comment How can I add psychic damage to wizard powers?
You could also toss in some Arcane Admixture selections on some choice powers, but if I recall (it's been a while since I played 4e), that's a Paragon level feat.
Jan
30
revised What is the established story/lore of Infernals and their realm in the IKRPG?
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Jan
28
awarded  Informed
Jan
23
comment How can I roleplay my evil character properly?
Why would the asker's character want to do any of those things?
Jan
21
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
20
awarded  Custodian
Jan
20
reviewed No Action Needed Bomb based alchemist builds
Jan
20
revised Can dark vision see in pitch darkness?
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Jan
20
revised Can dark vision see in pitch darkness?
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Jan
20
answered Can dark vision see in pitch darkness?
Jan
17
comment How do I play D&D 4e gridless (but still on tabletop)?
The recently revised Iron Kingdoms RPG (IKRPG) plays without a grid. All ranges/distances are measured in inches and 1 inch equates to 6 feet in the game world. For 4e, if you make each square one inch and each inch equates to 5 feet, then an area burst 1 power is a 3 inch AoE centered on your target. A character with a speed of 6 would simply move 6 inches. Etc. Of course, the other suggestion is to change systems so you don't have to do these conversions. For instance, IKRPG already assumes you'll be measuring for all range checks.
Jan
8
comment Are there any RPGs that a first grade reader can read and learn?
I disagree. While the OP's goal is certainly to have the kid read through as much of the rules/content on his own as he can, the OP specifically says the kid needs to make a good faith effort and will help him out. Based on some research, some stripped-down systems should be at least close enough to try out. If it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out. But trying them and finding out if they'll work out or not is better than saying, "sorry bub, there's nothing for you to use."