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

Opinions on RPG game mastering. http://gm.sagotsky.com


Nov
18
reviewed Approve dungeon-world tag wiki
Nov
12
comment How do I prevent my players from immediately recognising an ambush?
I disagree. This is how I run ambushes so the players don't see through them right away. If you only do marching order or initiative when an ambush happens, the players pick up on that.
Nov
12
answered How do I prevent my players from immediately recognising an ambush?
Nov
8
comment What RPGs that don't have randomization mechanisms exist?
In my spare time I've been working on one. I think it qualifies as hidden player knowledge. You've got your stats and skills which add up and give you a base for each check that stays consistent. Everyone also has a willpower pool which is spent secretly during each conflict. So the stats aren't really secret, but how much you're committing to a given check is. I'd treat enemy stats as hidden character knowledge in this case, but those get revealed as you fight.
Nov
2
reviewed Approve How does BAB from prestige classes stack with normal BAB?
Nov
1
reviewed Approve Should I show the health of enemies?
Oct
31
reviewed Approve Using Intimidate and/or Diplomacy to kill enemies
Oct
29
comment How do I escape the Quicksand Box?
CatLord, could you ask them for backstories in advance? I wouldn't give my friends homework if it didn't add so much to the game. If they're opposed to writing something, just talking about the character and brainstorming ideas one on one can be good enough.
Oct
29
answered How do I escape the Quicksand Box?
Oct
25
awarded  Guru
Oct
21
awarded  Yearling
Oct
17
reviewed Approve What was the first D&D Module?
Oct
17
reviewed Approve Can a lich's phylactery be recreated?
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
6
reviewed Approve fate tag wiki
Sep
27
answered Dealing with a player dedicated to enforcing fanatical setting authenticity
Sep
21
reviewed Approve Trouble with Player Travel!
Sep
10
awarded  Good Question
Aug
28
reviewed Approve strongholds tag wiki excerpt
Aug
26
awarded  Nice Answer