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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.


Mar
7
comment Why is time-dilated simulspace not an I Win button?
I think that's a fair assessment of the issue, @Sardathrion. It's certainly the problem I've tried to address in my answer.
Mar
7
answered Why is time-dilated simulspace not an I Win button?
Feb
21
comment Exactly, what is an encounter?
@Flamma Exactly so. Anything that would be one scene in a play or film is probably one encounter in a game.
Feb
20
reviewed No Action Needed Unconcerned Players (Players getting bored / distracted)
Feb
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How I figure what dice I need to attain a certain curve?
Feb
18
comment Hacking into a mesh insert in Eclipse Phase
@BrianBallsun-Stanton Draupadi had found the right place, but missed the other use - besides going from Spotted to Covert, you can use Upgrading Status to escalate privilege from Covert to Hidden. Hidden intruders have effectively rooted the system; they act with admin access rights but need not show up as an admin-level user.
Feb
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on world-of-darkness tag wiki
Feb
13
reviewed Leave Closed How can I convert the Necromorphs from Dead Space to Savage Worlds?
Feb
13
reviewed Close Legend of the Five Rings Jiujitsu Alternate Rules
Feb
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I have non-Euclidean dungeons in non-magic settings?
Jan
24
comment Can temporary character banality be lower than permanent?
It's page 152 in the second edition, and it's not mistranslated: the book says temporary banality causes you to slip into the Mists. However, permanent Banality affects the difficulty of Enchanting, and cantrips are ambiguous. (While not a mistranslation, I suspect it is an error, because I agree this seems silly.)
Jan
22
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
22
comment What is “GM/DM Fiat?”
A fiat is an order, or decree, by someone in authority. I hope that makes the phrase clear; it's not actually a roleplay-specific term. (So I'm not answering, because I suspect this question really belongs on English.SE.)
Jan
20
reviewed Close How do I build Kratos
Jan
20
reviewed Leave Open How to voice an NPC?
Jan
20
comment Shouldn't The Doctor almost always be an NPC?
+1 for "or writing an all Time Lord game", a solution I'd completely neglected but now really want to play.
Jan
20
answered Shouldn't The Doctor almost always be an NPC?
Jan
19
comment Can deaf people play RPGs?
@IgneusJotunn: I take your point, but disagreed intentionally - I find it unlikely that a new player who merely reads the D&D rulebook will need less explained. Anything gained in rules certainty is lost by the party needing to discuss tactics around those rules. Everything needs interpretation anyway; but Inspectres or FAE are much less likely to have all the other players need to talk at once teaching rules and their tactical implications.
Jan
19
answered Can deaf people play RPGs?