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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
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 immobilized tag wiki
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
28
reviewed Approve What to do when your character is just too good?
Sep
27
reviewed Approve What is this aura and cost for this melee rogue magic weapon?
Sep
25
comment How can I Help a New GM Get Started?
Is this the original World-of-Darkness Changeling ("The Dreaming"), or the new World of Darkness version ("The Lost")? I presume the new one, but it will make a difference to some answers.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
18
reviewed Approve nights-black-agents tag wiki
Sep
10
comment How Fate games could go wrong and how to prevent that
@JohnRobertson: You were aware that most RPGs don't, in fact, simulate the real difficulties of sniper fire, right? (Although if it's important to your game that you do... those +2 tag bonuses can just as easily be "Training From A Master", "Scope HUD Predicts The Path" and "Target Standing Still".)
Sep
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
30
answered Is there a clan/bloodline that has all physical desciplines at in clan cost?
Aug
28
comment Are 'Mechs included in A Time of War's core book?
@HeyICanChan: That's a little like demanding that all Star Wars games are about Jedi fighter pilots. Sure, they can be, and it's fun if they are, but it's just one tiny fraction of the RP fun to be had in the universe. A SW game that assumed you were all Jedi fighter pilots would be a really bad game design.
Aug
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
26
reviewed Approve system-introduction tag wiki
Aug
22
reviewed Approve How to roleplay languages that none of the player characters know?
Aug
20
comment How can I understand spirits and the shadow world better?
I think "I haven't a clue what I'll do if they try to contact spirits, nor what kind of spirits would know what" really cries out for some specific suggestions. While I agree it's the concepts not the mechanics that matter here, the concepts of spirits in Werewolf are relevant. You could also remove the vague "any number of planes" stuff from the first part, since the astral/ethereal stuff is simply not how the WoD works - stick to the Shadow.