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Some coding projects and notes. http://code.sagotsky.com

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Oct
21
revised What alternatives to hit points are there for abstracting wounds?
added 385 characters in body
Oct
21
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
20
comment What alternatives to hit points are there for abstracting wounds?
this is more of a discussion than I'd hoped to get into, but your first paragraph is half right. I think what I want to avoid is a situation where players see HP as a resource to be spent. If they ever think a dagger's d4 is no threat, something is wrong. PCs should try to avoid getting themselves cut open. I think what I'm looking for is a system that puts more emphasis whether a weapon hits than the damage that happens. I don't care if a sword or axe does more damage - I want to see which weapon hits first and how they defend against each other.
Oct
20
revised What alternatives to hit points are there for abstracting wounds?
added 58 characters in body
Oct
20
asked What alternatives to hit points are there for abstracting wounds?
Oct
20
answered In creating a monster what cautions should be taken?
Oct
18
asked What is the most rules intensive system that can be played with no prep?
Oct
15
answered What can I do to give the players the same feel their characters would have about wilderness travel?
Oct
12
answered Creating Level 0 characters using monster stats vs recent Unearthed Arcana Rules
Oct
1
answered Is there a schema for interpreting xml files from the D&D4 Monster builder?
Oct
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
28
answered What game systems have a large number of adventures available for them?
Sep
28
revised What game systems have a large number of adventures available for them?
Changed "Of of" to "One of"
Sep
27
awarded  Critic
Sep
21
awarded  Good Question
Sep
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
20
answered How do I run a successful and engaging campaign without combat?
Sep
15
comment Does it make sense to give characters free weapons expertise?
@mirv120, the computer problem was only half the reason. I didn't think the fix was necessary. Accounting for the error in the builder created a power discrepancy between players. I didn't like what the CB did for my game in general and if I could have gotten my players to quit using it I would have.
Sep
14
comment Does it make sense to give characters free weapons expertise?
@Brian, I was blindly pulling monsters out of DDI with little regard for the book they came from.
Sep
14
answered Does it make sense to give characters free weapons expertise?