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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.


Sep
6
answered Should I do something about slow pace in my inexperienced group?
Sep
6
revised Should I do something about slow pace in my inexperienced group?
Edited grammar and phrasing to improve clarity.
Sep
5
comment When planning a campaign, should I know what the ending is before we start?
Exactly this. 'Sandbox' doesn't have to mean that the PCs are the only ones whose actions matter; the villains have plans and they'll lead to certain events unless the players actively change that.
Sep
4
reviewed Leave Open What are the major differences between Pathfinder and D&D 4e?
Sep
3
answered Modelling Grenades in Diaspora?
Sep
3
comment How do I switch from combat-based play to roleplay-included play in D&D?
+1. And Superman's extremely interesting... when faced with a problem that can't be solved by hitting things.
Aug
30
comment High-Tech Dungeon Crawling in Hard Sci-Fi
This is the quintessential Eclipse Phase answer. In a post-scarcity economy, only data has true value. (And, in Eclipse Phase, bodies. There's a morph shortage, after all.)
Aug
29
comment Why is attacking from higher ground an advantage?
True, although even in those armours, head strikes are generally bad. Concussion --> falling over --> bad things.
Aug
28
comment What is this fantasy system where you roll d10s and find matches and runs?
Hello, Adrian, and welcome to the site. @SevenSidedDie: That sounds like an actual answer to me; submit it and I'll upvote.
Aug
28
comment How do you reassure a parent who is worried about RPGs being unhealthy for their children?
@Runeslinger: I feel this is an answer. It's unsatisfying and needs expansion, but it is an answer.
Aug
27
comment Reducing Preparation time for Gumshoe GMs
+1, wishing for +5. I don't have an answer, but this is an excellent question.
Aug
26
comment What about character death should be included in a social contract?
@Yaztromo: Actually, all of these were originally developed for my OD&D games. None of these questions are really edition- or even game-specific. (That's why I specifically noted the places where edition assumptions do make a difference.)
Aug
24
reviewed Leave Open Is there any good place on the internet that hosts monster playtests?
Aug
23
answered Is the use of XP as a narrative currency for both GMs and players a novel idea?
Aug
23
awarded  Guru
Aug
23
awarded  Mortarboard
Aug
23
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
22
answered Why is attacking from higher ground an advantage?
Aug
22
awarded  Enlightened