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In The Beginning Was The d20. Daniel is a long-time computing geek who spends his days spreading this good word. Interests include painting, medieval swordsmanship, and every conceivable form of game design.


Nov
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
17
comment Fantasy games opposite to 5e's Bounded Accuracy
Hello, Nephtys, and welcome to the site. As it stands this question is a bit too wide - it's likely to be closed because there are too many answers, and no way to tell which answer is best. (There are dozens of RPGs that fit this description, if not hundreds.) Could you edit it to be more precise about what a "best" answer would look like? Why don't AD&D 3 or 4 work for you?
Nov
10
comment An in-print superhero game system which is descriptor-based?
@thefinalson: As the name implies, Gumshoe is heavily designed around procedural and investigative play. The mechanics essentially guarantee that any clue necessary to the plot will be discovered, while giving players a limited pool of investigative skill points to spend to discover additional information. (Non-investigative skills work on a conventional skill + die roll vs difficulty.) (I'll stop there; more would be off-topic.)
Nov
8
answered An in-print superhero game system which is descriptor-based?
Nov
5
reviewed Leave Open Does a power improve with your level?
Nov
5
reviewed Leave Open How do I make Puzzle Bosses more interesting than a Knowledge Check or tedious pre-research?
Nov
2
reviewed Reviewed Keeping track of in-game time, and multiple timed events
Nov
1
comment Is there a way to use the higher of your wits or dexterity to determine base defense?
Hello, Phillip, and welcome to the site.
Nov
1
reviewed Close What approaches are there to lessen or eliminate reliance upon dice in an RPG?
Oct
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
27
comment How to ease down the munchkin factor?
Hello, Victoria, and welcome to the site. This is an interesting suggestion; +1 to you.
Oct
27
reviewed Close Music during game or not?
Oct
27
reviewed Leave Open In Nomine Superiors for a Psychological/Surrealist Setting
Oct
23
revised Using (android) tablet as a virtual online whiteboard
Correct token permissions facts.
Oct
18
answered Using (android) tablet as a virtual online whiteboard
Oct
17
comment What to do when a great idea comes too soon?
My Star Wars campaign started, in the first adventure, with the players imprisoned on a Star Destroyer in battle, sabotaging and destroying it from the inside before escaping the wreck. It's pretty rare for an epic universe to fail because the heroes were too awesome.
Oct
13
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
3
comment What skill to oppose undodgeable energy weapons attack rolls?
@STTLCU: You don't prevent repeated justifications like "I take cover behind rocks". That's reasonable narrative under the circumstances; firing from cover at the enemy is exactly the right response to undodgeable plasma fire. You're already trying to rule out the Matrix/Feng Shui "acrobatics" solution... if you rule out "take cover" as well, you'll be left with "stand still and pray hard". (Remember that they'll have to generate some new aspects if they want free invokes, though.)
Oct
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on immobilized tag wiki
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer