Unanswered Questions

172 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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What are the differences between the two Ghostbusters RPG systems?

I'm trying to ascertain exact differences between these two editions (the '86 edition subtitled A Frightfully Cheerful Roleplaying Game and the '89 edition subtitled International), mostly to see if I ...
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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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Recommended minimum age to play Puppy Day?

I read the rules for Puppy Day a while back, but I've started thinking about introducing it to some of my nieces and nephews who are between 5 and 7. The rules (which you can download for free here ) ...
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Can Cyberpunk Red be used to create campaigns after the Unification War?

I'm considering getting the corebook, but first I would like to know how feasible would it be to use it to create a campaign after the Unification War. I know Red takes place right after the 4th Corpo ...
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How to balance enemies in BESM 4e?

I'm only somewhat experienced in DMing, and decided to run a game of Big Eyes Small Mouth 4th edition. I've started world building around the other characters, and during creation I found that one of ...
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Non-Master Technocrat Minion Creation?

So, one of the main "aesthetic points" of the Technocratic Union is their wide use of minions that they create through superscience, ranging from the relatively expendable Men in Black clones to the ...
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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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What happens to a lich's control of undead when they are destroyed, but their soul and phylactery are still intact?

Normally, according to the answer to this question, when a person dies, their spell effects are still in place. When a character with undead controlled by animate dead or command undead dies, I ...
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How does the bite attack from the 'fangs' talent work, with other abilities, actions and features?

The species hybrid—lupine has the special talent fangs that says: Once per round, the agent may declare he is making a bite attack against his opponent as a free action. This attack inflicts 1d4 ...
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How to Reconcile Pax Arcanum and Permission of New Second Awakenings?

Archmasters possess superhuman capabilities of both foresight and scheming, have immense supernatural powers, and are always on the lookout for aspirants. The Pax Arcanum forbids interfering with ...
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In Sengoku, what is the starting level of wealth?

I came across this question answering this question about the revised edition. Per R.A.W.: Characters are assumed to be "lower middle class" within their caste; the character has enough to ...
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How does ‘Pocket Dimension’ work?

Specifically, when cast without adding Time 2 (so time would flow normally), it seems intuitively that anything in the pocket dimension would effectively be frozen in place, making it the equivalent ...
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How do I handle occupational skill points for fighting and firearms skills with unspecified specializations?

I'm noting an idiosyncrasy in some of the skills afforded by occupations, specifically the Firearms and Fighting skills. For example - Sometimes, it will say "Fighting (Brawl)". Other times ...
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Can ‘Intellect’ software for a starship do the same tasks as ‘Intellect’ software for a regular computer?

The Core rulebook lists two computer programmes named ‘Intellect’: One listed under Equipment (the computers section, p.106 of my Core Rulebook); bandwidth 1-3, TL 12-14 with notes about how ‘...
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What is this RPGA world/campaign design contest winner (ca. 2006?) I remember?

More than a decade ago, my best friend had an online subscription to various D&D materials. When he was back home visiting, he let me spend a few hours exploring this treasure trove. From what I ...
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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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Can I find traditional roleplaying in Fastaval?

Fastaval is famous for one-shot scenarios, many of which are freeform/jeepform/structured freeform in style. That is, at least, true of the scenarios that have been translated to English or Finnish ...
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How do these Champion Subclass Changes Look?

After thinking over the feedback I got from Champion Subclass Alteration, I went over and rejiggered a few thing of the alterations I was planning with the Champion subclass to streamline and address ...
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The fate of "the Lord of the Ashtray"

Back in 2002, the Fans that made Orpheus held a contest to make a Samual Haight-themed campaign. The Lord of the Ashtray won. Through sheer luck, the web archive crawled the fans' website starting in ...
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What range scale does a human-sized Mek-Pirate use?

Some of the really nice tech in the Mekton Workshop costs a lot. Cloaking demands to add 0.8 to the final cost multiplier for active, fire control, combat cloaking 1. And another 0.33 for a the dirty ...
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Do enemies Test attacks at 2d6 or 3d6?

I'm going to be running my first TinyD6 (Tiny Dungeon 2e) adventure, and I've run into a question that I can't quite figure out: Are monsters masters of their weapons? Example: Assassins. Are ...
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Balancing new critters in Mouse Guard

I am currently developing a campaign setting using the rules and lore for Mouse Guard. The setting will be similar but not in the same geographical location (Northern Michigan) that the original was ...
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How does the reaction from rank I of the Heavy Gunner talent, Covering Fire, work with area-of-effect attacks?

Rank I of the Heavy Gunner talent, Covering Fire, is described on page 97 of the Lancer Core Book First Edition PDF as follows (emphasis mine): As a quick action, choose a character within line of ...
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Seeking the Game System with 'Soft' Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock Effects in Combat

I vaguely recall that somewhere between 2000 and maybe 2010, I've seen attempts in some system* to implement a mechanic in combat where one physical manoeuvre or style would be stronger against some ...
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Was there a talent that let you roll operate with intelligence instead of agility?

I'm planning out a character for a Dark Heresy 2e game, and I remember there being a talent that let you use an interface port to operate a vehicle with intelligence instead of agility if you could ...
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How does the Bargain skill interact with Wealth levels in BRP 4th Edition?

Recently I got my hands on a copy of Chaosium's Basic Roleplaying, 4th Edition book and am going through it. On page 237, the first of the chapter on "Equipment", under the heading "...
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Where are the unmarked maps for Scales of War?

I'm a DM about to start a campaign of Scales of War with my group. I have all of the stuff ready, except for the maps. I purchased a DDI Subscription through Digital River, but when I downloaded the ...
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Does a lower, reactive Dodge Dice Pool replace the current Pool in W:tA 2nd edition?

Does a lower Dodge Dice Pool introduced via reactive Dodging replace (that is force a recalculation of) the current Pool in Werewolf: the Apocalypse, 2nd edition? P.226 of the core rulebook says the ...
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How can I construct/modify conflict resolution to make player tactical skill a primary determining factor in combat?

While I find FATE 2.0's conflict resolution system satisfying for many purposes, one area where it frequently falls short is in highly-detailed combat. If I'm expected series of highly detailed one-on-...
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What is the mechanics for Matrix Search action?

Matrix Search is a Special Action. To look for a file inside a host takes up to 1 min. This brings me some questions: What a Special Action means in terms of Action Phases? Can I make a Simple Action ...

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