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  1. loverdrive

    D&D General Styles of Roleplaying and Characters

    Debating "whether should we fight" or knocking people out is one thing. Raising one's weapon, going for a killing blow and then stopping, because killing people is mentally hard is completely another.
  2. loverdrive

    D&D General Styles of Roleplaying and Characters

    With all this debate "are social/mental/whatever mechanics are needed?" there's a very important question. How often do such situations happen without such rules? How often do characters hesitate when it comes to a killing blow, even if the poor bastard has forced their hand? How often do...
  3. loverdrive

    D&D General Styles of Roleplaying and Characters

    Pretty much every example in this thread is exactly the same in this regard. There's no mechanical difference between mental and physical tests in Burning Wheel, Fate doesn't care if the aspect you compelling is called "Trap-filled dungeon" or "Anger management issues". Well, probably the only...
  4. loverdrive

    D&D General What is adversarial DMing?

    I see being adversarial as, well, being adversarial. Like, someone whose goal is to defeat the players by any means. Whether they do it with all the subtlety of 1st Tarasque cavalry regiment of archilich army or they play with their food, it doesn't really matter that much. It's determined by...
  5. loverdrive

    D&D General Styles of Roleplaying and Characters

    It became kind of confusing, with all that mixing of mechanics telling what the PC feels and GM doing the same. I'll focus on the first case, as the second is a bit more debatable. So. Mechanics, rules, dice, all that fancy jazz. Is there really any meaningful difference between using dice to...
  6. loverdrive

    D&D General Styles of Roleplaying and Characters

    I wouldn't say that "exploration" is the best word, but. The best ever explanation of what playing a TTRPG is like I've ever heard is “It's like watching and shooting a TV show at the same time”. Letting go, discovering new things about them, and playing to find out who they really are is fun...
  7. loverdrive

    D&D General Styles of Roleplaying and Characters

    I completely missed the context. For that, I apologize. As of mechanical influence over the character, the thing that was discussed, it basically comes down to discovering new things about your character instead of dictating them and disclaiming decision making. It's not really that different...
  8. loverdrive

    D&D General Styles of Roleplaying and Characters

    While real people often act in very weird and uncharacteristic ways, that's generally not how Homo Fictus, as that Frey fella calls them, work. I'd post a quote from his book, but I don't have an English copy, so I'm going to paraphrase. I personally, and I guess a whole lot of people, want my...
  9. loverdrive

    D&D 5E D&D is Not RAW: The Importance of Custom, Culture, and Mods in 5e

    When people say that some kind of rule is "broken" it means "it doesn't match my expectations". Sometimes the expectations are just stupid and there are no grounds for having such expectations. Sometimes, well, they are pretty reasonable. Stealth is one of them -- if I can build a sneaky...
  10. loverdrive

    IRON DM 2021 Tournament

  11. loverdrive

    IRON DM 2021 Tournament

    I've scheduled a session already. Maybe I'll end up even writing a microgame based on your premise, but I don't know if I'll end up publishing it or publishing it in English.
  12. loverdrive

    IRON DM 2021 Tournament

    The links are in my signature, under every post I make :)
  13. loverdrive

    IRON DM 2021 Tournament

    Though on Hail, Caesar:
  14. loverdrive

    Goblin Slayer: Controversial anime to get a tabletop RPG

    It took me some time to realize LN doesn't stand for Lawful Neutral
  15. loverdrive

    IRON DM 2021 Tournament

    IRON DM 2021 Round 1, Alice Lovedrive vs Neurotic The Ingredients: Empty Treasury Wonderful World Terrible Bard Historic Bridge Uncivil War Spectral Lion
  16. loverdrive

    D&D General D&D Survivor - Dungeon Masters: Matt Mercer Wins!

    Dave Arneson, "Blackmoor" 26 Jasmine Bhullar, "Shikar" 20 Celeste Conowitch, "Venture Maidens" 20 Monte Cook, "Praemal" 21 Matt Colville, "The Chain of Acheron" 27 Michael DiMauro, "Drunks & Dragons" 18 Neal Erickson, "Missclicks" 18 Dale Friesen, "Dice Friends" 20 Ed Greenwood, "Forgotten...
  17. loverdrive

    D&D General D&D Survivor - Dungeon Masters: Matt Mercer Wins!

    disregrard, I've got ninja'd
  18. loverdrive

    So You've Decided to Run a "Western" Game. What Kind?

    I can't see “Spaghetti Western” option, and that's what I'm running. Well, acutally, it's an Eastern, but I don't think it matters.
  19. loverdrive

    Scheduling for the IRON DM 2021 Tournament!

    Not really, both edt 12 and 1 pm work for me
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