This is a monthly series begun in early 2022, in which members of the Patreon ask me questions and I provide a collective video response (often more questions!). It is provided publicly the following month.
Lucky 13th time – I hope you like it, because this was a beast of a question series, across a wide variety of topics. I even get to revisit the Finding D&D series regarding current IP/OGL shenanigans. I promised Alessio a couple of links so here they are: Presentation: Why Glorantha (and its games) and […]
About how we play (at all), about players and characters, about conceptual rules, about small-scale procedural rules … It’s a full-spectrum session this time. At one point I wonder which version of Ars Magica I’m talking about, which turns out to be the second edition (1989).
This set of questions spans a wide range: some Forge and Story Games history, using traits or rules involving “Destiny” without railroading toward a specific thing, and plenty of resolution-type topics regarding how characters fight. Here’s the file summarizing our discussion at the Patreon. As always, I’m hoping for continuance and more development here.
Very meaty questions, good examples of highly specific topics which open up important levels of understanding, or so I hope. The relationship map technique from The Sorcerer’s Soul The Elemental Control from Champions At one point I mistakenly said “powers” when I meant “attacks,” unfortunately, as that is a key factor in my reply to […]
These things can take a lot out of me sometimes. Christoffer and James earn respect and probably sympathy for triggering highly motivated position pieces, and with any luck their actual questions receive replies too. I realized during editing that I didn’t quite land the point regarding changing-up actions in Circle of Hands. The idea is […]
Here’s a good chance to see some or a lot of what I don’t know. Topics include some Sorcerer mechanics, academia, early TSR games, a notable slightly-later TSR game, a whole branch of RPG publishing in a single company, and a real conceptual conundrum. The discussion from the Patreon is attached, so take a look […]
All of the questions this time featured “wheels inside wheels” leading to some thoughtwork. I don’t know if I managed to convey every point successfully, but I’m sure you’ll let me know. So, more about fabulous people-beasts-entities in texts, then a lot about why and why not to rotate GMing, then much crazytalk about dice […]
These are some very think-y questions! Including a lot about beasts and monsters. I want to clarify some things about my response to Sean. First, here are the three “roots” of critical hits in text. They’re not intended to be in order, as I think they were simultaneous at this scale of history: List of […]
For the last few months, I’ve invited patrons to ask me things, which I grapple with and collect as a presentation at the beginning of each month.. I can’t say I really answer them in an Ask Advice fashion, although you’ll certainly learn what I think. Sometimes it’s “I don’t know.” The embedded link goes […]