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Where does Mister Smigglesmack live and what is his level?

In Lucy Lawful and the Awful Waffle, the companion story to the family roleplaying game No Thank You, Evil!, we are introduced to Mr Smigglesmack, the antagonist of the story who is revealed to have ...
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Is my copy of Ki Khanga a misprint?

I've been very confused by Ki Khanga, and it occurs to me that maybe there are sections missing from my book. If there's a section missing from the chapter on action resolution, that'd explain a lot ...
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Why doesn't the Vampire City character sheet have “Hubris” or “Dark Gifts” traits?

I'm trying to create a character for Vampire City but the character sheet doesn't have room for "Hubris" nor "Dark Gifts", which you have to define on Steps Five and Six. "Hubris" is the character ...
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Why is drawing more cards a penalty?

Negative conditions like Impaired and Disabled, force you to draw extra cards "on all checks" (KK 85, "Conditions"). But Talents, which are good, grant the ability to draw extra cards "when ...
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Does Common Law apply to Nobles?

I recall there's a state of legality where Nobles police themselves and cannot be accused by a commoner of lesser social status of a crime. (If you know the name I'd be happy to be reminded of it.) ...
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What are the basics of the Nobilis 2e system's mechanics, in a nutshell?

Some months ago, I was shown the Nobilis 2e book. I tried to gain a basic acquaintance with the principles of its system, but was soon swamped: it seemed like any explanations encountered in the book ...
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Do multiple Obvious Techniques reduce the AP of a spell multiple times?

In Barbarians of Lemuria, the Arcane Power [AP] cost of a spell can be reduced by adding requirements, such as a special item, line of sight, or obvious technique. On page 49 we have: Obvious ...
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Can Special Attacks Cross-Up?

Can Special Attacks be used to perform a Cross-Up? The rules in the combat section state (emphasis mine): If a combatant can jump forward 2 Ranges to attack with a Basic Move and land exactly at ...
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Building the template for a half-elf nymph in PCGen

A friend of mine wants to build a half-elf half-nymph using a homebrewed LA 3 half-nymph template, so I need to produce a half-nymph template for LA 3 in PCGen for that character. This means I need to ...
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What are the Technical Characteristics of the Thrust Vector Mobility?

Various morphs and morph upgrades have or add the Thrust Vector mobility type, apparently sometimes also referred to as Thrust-Vector and as Vectored Thrust. But due to the way things are written, I'm ...
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PF Paladin Oath of Vengeance: when does Powerful Justice expire?

The Oath of Vengeance's Powerful Justice replaces the paladin's normal Aura of Justice: Powerful Justice (Su) At 11th level, an oathbound paladin may spends one use of her smite evil ability ...
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What is this player style classification method where player types are animals?

A couple of years back I saw a video of a guy who presented a list of different kinds of players as animals. One player type was represented by a lion, another a cow, another an eagle, another a bull, ...
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Do the rules for Creatures creation for the Star Trek RPG by Decipher really make them weak?

The rules given in the books, whether in the Narrator's Guide or the Creatures supplement, are a mess. But, as far as I can tell, creatures created with the rules from the Narrator's Guide look ...
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How can you play Archipelago III as a play-by-post rpg?

Archipelago III has ritual phrases other players can say while you are narrating. With a live (or even virtual) tabletop, where the interaction is real-time, this works fine. But some of the phrases (...
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Modifying Gumshoe One-2-One difficulties for non-horror campaigns

Cthulhu Confidential is very clear that its Challenge Difficulty Table (p53) assumes the game wants to achieve a horror atmosphere (of the dread type as described in Nightmares of Mine). The ...

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