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

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


Jul
17
revised Tips for creating engaging modern setting battle maps?
typo: tough -> though
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
7
answered How should I inform players about 'meta-objectives'?
Jul
3
reviewed Approve Does the half-level modifier contribute to a push?
Jul
1
answered How can I organize my counter collection?
Jul
1
comment Designing and Implementing a Crypto-Puzzle Language
Could you clarify on language? Even after the update I'm not sure where to focus on an answer. You could use a different alphabet with unfamiliar symbols (bonus points if you use ones with phonemes the players aren't familiar with). You could invent a vocabulary. You could be talking about a new grammar with different syntax rules (ie, ordering by verb-subject-object. Steve kicked the ball would be kicked Steve the ball.). Or this could be about different waits to encrypt a message.
Jul
1
reviewed Approve Playing Dresden Files RPG with Fate Core rules?
Jun
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
26
reviewed Approve Role playing with powers, solely for the effect without damage
Jun
20
comment How to cut back on pre-game joking?
Duplicate? rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/4826/…
Jun
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
19
answered What should the GM do when players constantly argue?
Jun
18
answered How can I deal with a 'bump on a log player' who doesn't really do anything except when told?
Jun
14
reviewed Approve Does making an opportunity attack with a ranged weapon provoke an opportunity attack?
Jun
9
awarded  Good Question
Jun
8
comment How do I deal with a player who takes things personally?
I have friends I don't game with. They don't have the personal conduct to be part of the game table. I'm not sure if your friend qualifies, but it's probably worth having a discussion with him about.
Jun
6
answered How should a DM recover from major player plot derailment?
Jun
1
reviewed Approve traveller tag wiki
May
16
comment What systems do use-based skill upgrades well?
Filled out my second requirement a bit more. I was having trouble phrasing it when I first wrote up the question. Would the question be more answerable if I changed the title to something like "What are the different ways systems do use-based skill upgrades?"
May
16
revised What systems do use-based skill upgrades well?
Expanded on what sorts of game I'm not interested in