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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.


Oct
23
comment As a GM, what aids could I use to create adventure scenes on the spot?
Good point, +1. (My first World of Darkness campaign was based entirely on an Iron Maiden mixtape.)
Oct
23
comment As a GM, what aids could I use to create adventure scenes on the spot?
Great idea, @Sardathrion - you should edit that in. (Also, Everway had this approach as it's primary mechanic; you might take a look at that for inspiration.)
Oct
23
comment Shifts in aspect assessments
@MaurycyZarzycki: You're correct, but it's not insurmountable. Rules-wise, it's consistent to play it this way. For in-universe GMing feel, you're right that it makes no sense for the aspect to be temporary. My take on this has been that the character's understanding (the assessment) is fragile. So in your example... with 1 shift, the PC learns of Happy-go-lucky normally. With no shifts, the PC might notice that the target is a cheery person, but they didn't understand the target well enough to take advantage of it - or the thought crossed their mind, but was forgotten.
Oct
23
comment Shifts in aspect assessments
I think you're both right here; the rules really don't explicitly answer the question - which is why we're all posting 'what seems to make sense' style answers.
Oct
22
answered Shifts in aspect assessments
Oct
21
reviewed Leave Open Is it possible to Shift through opponents?
Oct
21
awarded  Organizer
Oct
21
revised Is it possible to Shift through opponents?
Fixed title mistype
Oct
21
comment Is it possible to Shift through opponents?
Hello, Jermu, and welcome to the site! I've edited your question to help make it clearer; if this isn't what you meant then feel free to edit further. (And when you get a moment please read our FAQ.) @TimLymington: Presumably D&D 4. Tagged appropriately.
Oct
19
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
19
comment Dresden Files without Wizards
Hmmm... good point. I sort of had them in mind under "preparation", but should have said more. I'll think about this and edit later.
Oct
19
answered Dresden Files without Wizards
Oct
19
reviewed Close Enhancement Bonus = Crit Threat Improvment?
Oct
16
comment Neverwhere game with Dresden rules
@Vatine: The Marquis did trade in favours - but a significant percentage of those favours included acquiring or using magical powers or items. (Most relevant incident: The Marquis trading someone a useful but dangerous magical melody to someone, knowing that they'll ignore his warning to use sparingly... then coming back to charge them a bigger favour for the counterspell.)
Oct
15
comment Infiltration trapping in Burglary
Excellent point. The Fate system in Dresden Files is very much a 'whole' that has to be treated as such; most rules text in one place can be transplanted to similar situations.
Oct
14
comment How much does the Sponsor help someone using Sponsored Magic in Dresden?
Exactly this. If the NPC was never going to be seen again, I wouldn't let them take this much sponsored power. If they are seen again... then the next time the Knight should be labouring under an extra compulsion aspect or with extra goals to achieve, paying off the debt. Players should be able to assess those to generate advantages.
Oct
14
comment Can I wish to never auto-miss on a natural 1?
Hi Simon, welcome to the site! Your answer is both funny and good DMing, but it doesn't actually answer the question as asked. RPG.SE is very focussed on specific answers to questions; I recommend editing your answer to be more specific. (In this case, your answer appears to be 'No, because any competent DM will stop you.')
Oct
14
reviewed Reviewed Encounter templates
Oct
11
answered Infiltration trapping in Burglary
Oct
6
comment Casting Feather Fall on an ballista bolt
@TimLymington: Air resistance will be the same regardless of the effective mass of the arrow. But the arrow's momentum won't be. An apple and a feather may fall the same way, but they don't get blown about by the wind to the same extent.