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Don Bisdorf
Writer, programmer, gamer.
Writer, programmer, gamer.
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In which I say a bunch of things that are almost certainly probably not true about people driving cars fast.
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Apologies if this has already been discussed, but I'm trying to figure out how a PC would inflict a lasting mechanical effect on a GMC. For instance, let's say I wanted to use a flash bomb to blind a villain, or I wanted to use an intimidating glare to frighten a villain. Am I creating an asset, or a complication?

It seems like I should be creating a complication, but the new SRD suggests (on page 29) that a PC only creates a complication on the GMC if the GM decides to accept it to prevent the GMC from being taken out. Furthermore, if this happens, the GM gives the player a plot point.

Am I missing something? Or am I just misunderstanding how to handle these situations in Cortex?

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In which I wonder what the heck I did with my time this year.
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Save the Universe: Playtesting Strikes Back

I'm looking for one more player (or maybe two) for a few more test sessions of Save the Universe. I thought I'd try my immediate circles before going out to broader communities.

This is a sci-fi space adventure RPG where your group builds your own great galactic menace, and then portray the brave heroes battling against it. It's rules-light and low-prep and I've been having fun with it so far. I've made some tweaks after Metatopia and I'd like to give them a test drive myself before I expand to a larger group of playtesters.

I have a couple of players already, and so far it looks like we might be meeting online on Sunday afternoons, EST. We'll probably use Google Hangouts, with some shared documents over Google Docs.

Let me know if you're interested, and I'll loop you in!
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In which I return home from New Jersey, full of empanadas and inspiration.
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Looking for some guidance from folks who've used Fate for superhero games.

Do you allow PCs to block attacks aimed at other characters? And do you restrict this ability?

Could a speedster block any attack on the battlefield by zipping around and deflecting bullets and punches?

Could an archer block any attack on the battlefield by launching trick arrows with precision?

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Ever since I played The Longest Journey, I've been craving an imaginative parallel-realities roleplaying game with a setting full of magic, wonder, and mystery. I'll probably never see an official The Longest Journey tabletop RPG, but A Far Off Land looks like it will hit all of the right boxes for me.

I'd love to see this fund, and I'd love to see it hit all of its stretch goals so that the creators can fulfill all of their ambitions.
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The Kickstarter preview for A Far Off Land is now available on DriveThruRPG, featuring samples from the rough draft, and art from +Gennifer Bone, +Tanyaporn Sangsnit, and myself.

http://drivethrurpg.com/product/224347/A-Far-Off-Land--Preview?src=fol
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