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Forum: GM Workshop Sep 26 '12, 6:56am
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By Kid Gloves
I like vignettes. I had them sprung on me...

I like vignettes. I had them sprung on me somewhat by one of my players writing some 'and this happened off-screen' stuff. I'm actually fine with spoilers (of a sort) in vignettes, a bit of a glimpse...
Forum: General Discussion Sep 25 '12, 4:51am
Replies: 509
Views: 25,580
Posted By Kid Gloves
Slight threadromancy, but... First game I've...

Slight threadromancy, but...

First game I've ever run in PbP has past the 6 months active play milestone! Huzzah!
Forum: GM Workshop Aug 23 '12, 3:26am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,371
Posted By Kid Gloves
Mariel hit it on the head: get sneaky. Don't...

Mariel hit it on the head: get sneaky. Don't build tank 'n' spank, and don't just build a fight based on throwing a mix of critters at the group.

Terrain, placement, concealment, cover, magic...
Forum: GM Workshop Aug 3 '12, 3:12am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By Kid Gloves
To cover the points in brief: 1. Travel time...

To cover the points in brief:

1. Travel time isn't anything important. What is important is the story. If the group has no pressing time frame to reach their destination by and no plot items are...
Forum: GM Workshop Aug 1 '12, 11:26pm
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Kid Gloves
There's a bit of literature out there on the...

There's a bit of literature out there on the whole 'player charter' thing - giving the players reason to stick together. The problem is most of that is stuff that needs to happen before the game is...
Forum: GM Workshop Aug 1 '12, 11:12pm
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Kid Gloves
No mic here either. Build outwards! Include...

No mic here either.

Build outwards! Include only the elements that are needed for the story, plus enough rough depth to cope if the player(s) go way off base. And don't assume that out means...
Forum: GM Workshop Aug 1 '12, 10:58pm
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Kid Gloves
Given that I'm running a game that encourages...

Given that I'm running a game that encourages sandbox-style play (Ars Magica), I'd just lift the mechanic they use:

Time blocks!

The idea is to decide a time frame for each 'activity cycle' (a...
Forum: GM Workshop Jul 3 '12, 3:15am
Replies: 54
Views: 3,056
Posted By Kid Gloves
All spells are cast by a performance of some...

All spells are cast by a performance of some kind, such as singing (bards), dancing (dervishes) or mime (necromancers).
Forum: GM Workshop Jul 3 '12, 3:07am
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Kid Gloves
If you want this to be pacts with spirits rather...

If you want this to be pacts with spirits rather than deities, you might get better value out by having the act of spellcasting being convincing a local spirit to perform a task. Each spell could...
Forum: GM Workshop Jul 2 '12, 8:01am
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Kid Gloves
Character progression: I aim to show character...

Character progression:
I aim to show character progression happening roughly once every month of real time. That said, I'm not running a DnD game and I do my best to make the combats zip past...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 30 '12, 2:00am
Replies: 74
Views: 2,614
Posted By Kid Gloves
This is a much more amusing scenario when it...

This is a much more amusing scenario when it happens in real life.
Forum: General Discussion Jun 29 '12, 5:16am
Replies: 74
Views: 2,614
Posted By Kid Gloves
I've developed a weird knack for having scenarios...

I've developed a weird knack for having scenarios that use skills/abilities/whatever that my players intentionally don't pick. It's not intentional, it just works out that way.

A spell that makes...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 25 '12, 1:59am
Replies: 573
Views: 44,681
Posted By Kid Gloves
My worst was a ridiculously munchkin game. And I...

My worst was a ridiculously munchkin game. And I mean ridiculous.

Young teenage boys, with one of the players being one of the school bullies. The GM was afraid of him, so he gave the guy whatever...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 17 '12, 11:42am
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Kid Gloves
I haven't played the new version, but certainly a...

I haven't played the new version, but certainly a really good mold for the original was the Matrix (the first movie). Reality-bending powers, fighting against other people with reaity-bending powers...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 17 '12, 11:38am
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By Kid Gloves
Game lengths?

What kind of lengths do peoples' games run for here? And at what kind of posting rate?

I'm new to the whole PbP thing, so I've no idea what is normal.
Forum: General Discussion Jun 14 '12, 3:09am
Replies: 316
Views: 6,019
Posted By Kid Gloves
Speaking from real-world experience: skin and...

Speaking from real-world experience: skin and chainmail should not touch. Ever.
Forum: General Discussion Jun 14 '12, 3:01am
Replies: 316
Views: 6,019
Posted By Kid Gloves
GW2 is interesting in that it presents everyone...

GW2 is interesting in that it presents everyone and everything with a very 'clean anime' style. While it is easy to go off at Diablo3 for its character portrayals (stiletto heels? cliche tribal?), I...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 14 '12, 2:52am
Replies: 316
Views: 6,019
Posted By Kid Gloves
English as a language is a fantastic topic of...

English as a language is a fantastic topic of discussion entirely within its own right. The only real take-away point that is relevant here, though is:

Not everyone speaks the same English as you....
Forum: General Discussion Jun 14 '12, 2:22am
Replies: 316
Views: 6,019
Posted By Kid Gloves
I actually would love it if this thread were...

I actually would love it if this thread were /not/ locked, because it's a really important topic that, yes, is certainly volatile but so far everyone has been fairly polite and it has important...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 14 '12, 2:12am
Replies: 316
Views: 6,019
Posted By Kid Gloves
You have so much more faith in humanity than I...

You have so much more faith in humanity than I do.

Meanwhile, back on topic...

There is a very entrenched sexist/mysoginist element within the games industry, which I've had the misfortune of...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 14 '12, 12:19am
Replies: 316
Views: 6,019
Posted By Kid Gloves
Speaking as a male with feminist tendancies (and...

Speaking as a male with feminist tendancies (and a game developer) I can both see the problem and have a fairly good idea as to why the problem exists in games today. There are a lot of very...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 12 '12, 4:05am
Replies: 137
Views: 4,998
Posted By Kid Gloves
Mary Gentle's books are okay. 1610: Sundial...

Mary Gentle's books are okay.

1610: Sundial in a Grave has pretty much no magic at all. It's speculative fiction, but it's set in Europe in (would you believe!) the early 17th Century.

Ash: A...
Forum: Site Discussion Jun 6 '12, 2:09pm
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Kid Gloves
Antivirus Warning

My Kaspersky Antivirus is reporting that some of the URLs in the on-site advertising are 'dangerous URLs' - no idea how much control you have over the onsite advertising, but probably something to...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 3 '12, 12:46am
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By Kid Gloves
NZ has a huge native avian population, and...

NZ has a huge native avian population, and pleanty of sanctuaries, preserves and natural parks. The Department of Conservation run most of them, and I've always seen foreign ex-pats working at places...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 2 '12, 3:07am
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By Kid Gloves
Kiwi here, though currently living abroad. Am...

Kiwi here, though currently living abroad. Am expecting to be back in the land of the long white cloud later this year.

And yeah, NZ is awesome. Lovely countryside, lovely people, access to decent...
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