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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.


Apr
2
comment Can a bound outsider disobey its orders?
+1 for a wonderful answer. I'd like to add only one point: some outsiders like being summoned and doing deals with mortals - it gets them chances to act on another plane. An outsiders that wants more chances to do this may keep to the spirit of the agreement because it cares about its reputation. (Until the character offends it, and suddenly it becomes the demon of reading-the-fine-print-very-carefully. "I swore to return the lost gem of fire to the McGuffin clan. I never said in what year.")
Apr
2
answered How to secretly talk to one of the players while DM'ing?
Mar
31
answered Spaceship Combat in Fate Core
Mar
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can you touch up to six objects as a full round action when casting a touch spell?
Mar
19
comment Gumshoe investigative ability pool sizes
I still have a private copy of the sample characters - catch me in chat and I'll send you the saved web page.
Mar
19
answered Gumshoe investigative ability pool sizes
Mar
11
comment Why is time-dilated simulspace not an I Win button?
KRyan is correct, Slothman, especially as the brain your alpha fork is running in is probably an even more efficient synthetic brain. It's the signal traffic which will give you away. (P.S. Thanks @Sardathrion; coming from you that's very high praise indeed.)
Mar
11
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
8
comment Why is time-dilated simulspace not an I Win button?
@Klaim: I considered saying that, but deliberately rejected it, because I'm not sure it's true for hacking. Yes, a hack is a dialogue - but the limiting factor on the speed of that dialogue is usually the hacker, not the target system. The response time of the target is usually significantly more than 60 times faster than the hacker, if we can use modern intrusion as any kind of example. (Does make social engineering attacks impossible, though. Software exploits only.)
Mar
8
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
7
awarded  Nice Answer
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 old-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