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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.


Jul
9
comment Best answer for people concerned about RPG activities being occult or dangerous?
@GMJoe: So play an RPG that doesn't look like it when you show the rules. (Dread, Monkey, Microscope, Fiasco.)
Jul
4
answered Could a “Fog of war” prop break a game in any way?
Jul
4
comment Could a “Fog of war” prop break a game in any way?
Hello and welcome to the site! Best wishes for your first game.
Jul
2
answered Choosing appropriate skill and power levels in Mutant City Blues
Jun
29
comment What's the best practice for an Indie-LARP?
+1 for extremely important point which I had neglected to address. Take this answer seriously.
Jun
28
answered What's the best practice for an Indie-LARP?
Jun
24
comment Looking for a “Magic Rich” High Fantasy RPG
Everway is appropriate to almost any setting, because it's so system-light - it's been repurposed successfully for things far more distant from the epic fantasy it was designed for. (I've seen the rules used for space opera or superhero games, for example.) Its natural home ground is mythic fantasy, but it easily ranges widely. It would certainly be my go-to system if I were going to GM the kind of world described.
Jun
23
answered Looking for a “Magic Rich” High Fantasy RPG
Jun
16
comment Skill Point vs. Refresh Progression/Ratio in Dresden Files RPG?
+1 Excellent answer. In Dresden, Skills and Refresh do completely different things. Love them both for what they are.
Jun
12
awarded  Constituent
Jun
12
awarded  Caucus
Jun
11
awarded  Enthusiast
Jun
7
comment How do I balance game interactions between a giant mecha that can level cities and its pilot?
Good suggestion. Although if we're going that far out, it's also time to mention the Evangelion-inspired Bliss Stage. It solves the problem with a similar level of teenage-emotion-driven mecha horror plot. swingpad.com/dustyboots/wordpress/index.php?page_id=244
Jun
3
answered Configurations for D&D dungeon tiles?
May
29
comment Is the wall created by a “Wall Of…” spell considered to be an object?
@SteveC: TLDR stands for 'Too Long; Didn't Read'. In context, it means something like 'Summary version for people in a hurry'. (Side note: I disapprove of the increasing use of this acronym in preference to 'Summary:'; it adds nothing except opportunities for confusion. But that's a discussion for meta.) Good answer.
May
26
comment What is this mature RPG System I saw online a few years ago?
Frankly, the combination of brilliant and disturbing is a pretty good Greg Stolze give-away in and of itself.
May
22
awarded  Enlightened
May
22
awarded  Nice Answer
May
13
comment Why does everyone carry a 10' pole?
The GM called me out on this one once. I arranged for my 10' pole to be hinged into three equal sections.
May
10
comment Neverwhere game with Dresden rules
That Misfits episode is a good basis. For a Neverwhere style approach, consider the Marquis de Carabas. At least half his livelihood is trading in items that grant magical powers, at a substantial cost to the buyer.