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Gaming background in D&D (Basic & 1st ed. AD&D), Traveller, Judge Dredd, Call of Cthulhu, Rolemaster but have played pretty much only Glorantha-based games this millenium, excepting games at cons and some other one-offs. I like reading rulebooks, though. I haven't really followed the D&D rules since 3.5e.


Nov
14
awarded  Yearling
Jun
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
20
comment How do you force a character to reliably tell the truth?
Would sense motive's detect surface thoughts break through a spymaster's deep cover? I guess it can't (dndtools.eu/classes/spymaster)
Jun
10
comment How do I get my PCs to not be a bunch of murderous cretins?
@mxyzplk - If you think option #3 is nothing to do with in-game fiction, then I'm not doing a good job of communicating. I happen to think that in-game fiction solutions can only partly resolve conflicts about what players want from the game, so you will usually need assistance from either game mechanics or gamer-to-gamer discussion. The difference between #2 and #3 is that #2 aims to solve problem mechanically on the gamist level and #3 on the narrativist/simulationist levels, perhaps with support with changed mechanics. Maybe the distinction isn't as clear as I hoped.
Jun
10
comment Systems with a dice mechanic that handles very easy and very difficult tasks
@BrianBallsun-Stanton: Yes: the book was called "Designers and Dragons", was brought out in October 2011 by Mongoose, weighed about 400 pages, and is now out of print. Appelcline is currently working on a revised and expanded 4-volume version to be published with Evil Hat: IIRC, the drafts of the first two volumes are with the publisher, and the other two drafts are nearing completion.
Mar
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
14
awarded  Excavator
Jan
14
revised Which level 30 character built with only PHB1 can defeat Orcus solo?
temporarily broken link: add alternative
Jan
14
answered What skill should PCs use to find information in books in D&D 3.5e?
Jan
14
suggested suggested edit on Which level 30 character built with only PHB1 can defeat Orcus solo?
Dec
19
comment Searching for a simple fantasy system similar to WoD
Lowell Francis' review of Hillfolk I found worth reading, which explains how it relates to some well-established Laws themes: ageofravens.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/…
Nov
14
awarded  Yearling
Sep
4
comment Flaws that aren't flaws
@seven: That would make half of a good two-sentence answer.
Sep
4
comment Flaws that aren't flaws
To sloganise: character advantages and flaws are open-ended
Jun
13
answered What exactly are Prestige classes, and what purpose do they serve?
Jun
13
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Jun
5
comment
"I am against several things that we have permitted on this site" - Mmm, I think of you as a fairly stringent closer, but that's stringently applying the same understanding of the rules as pretty much everyone else. Is there something else you mean by this?
May
23
answered How do I keep NPCs from just sounding the alarm?
Mar
7
comment Do Teleportation spells transfer kinetic energy?
Planetary motion? What's that? Everyone knows the gods created the firmament to be unchanged and unchanging. The sun rises in the east, sets in the west, and at night passes through the underworld, driving up the ghosts to harass the unrighteous.