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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.


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?
Jan
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
12
comment How do you have interesting events happen after a success?
@AlexP is right. That last part is exactly what I meant by "Make them awesome, then skip to the drama", except that your example is better than mine.
Jan
11
answered How do you have interesting events happen after a success?
Dec
21
comment What are the most important features needed in a shadowrun 5E character generator?
@MadMAxJr I think this question might be salvageable, as tools for running RPGs are on-topic even though development isn't; it just needs rephrasing. Welcome to the site, Demonnic. We'll be better able to give you a meaningful answer if you can edit to be more specific about what you're looking for, in roleplay terms. (Do you want a feature list from players about what's important in character creation? A wish-list for GM automatic NPC creation? You'll need to let us know what would constitute a "correct" answer; we don't cover general discussion here.)
Dec
21
reviewed No Action Needed Can the Druid Wood Shape and Ironwood spells be used to create armor?
Dec
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on risus tag wiki excerpt
Dec
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on risus tag wiki
Dec
9
reviewed Close Magic Weapon Creation
Dec
8
comment What's a good class and race for beginners?
Hello, Zerocaliber, and welcome to the site. This is an interesting critique and a great first answer. +1.
Dec
4
reviewed Leave Open How is shooting into water handled?
Dec
4
comment Too many divergent side quests. What do I do?
Hello, and welcome to the site. As you clearly realise, this is really two separate questions, and they probably have separate answers. You're likely to receive much better results if you edit this post to ask only the first question, and ask the second as a new question. This lets people address each part of the problem in the depth you need.