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Miscellaneous Resources  - 
 
I released a new version of my Dungeon World Tools! It's not a huge update from an end user perspective. The most noticeable change is what used to be a random monster "generator" now is an easy-to-use monster finder, including all stats and text from the DW SRD.

http://dwtools.mileszs.com/

If you get some use out of it, have any suggestions, or what-have-you, let me know! 
Crafted by MilesZS of Fretless. You can find this project on GitHub. Questions? Suggestions? Bug reports? Feature requests? Post them to GitHub Issues, or feel free to email me! Hard Moves content from the nice folks at RPG Alchemy. Other content from Dungeon World, released under a Creative ...
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+Aaron Steed Nice! BTW, I dig your tool. I have it saved in the folder of bookmarks I open before every session. :-)
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Thanks for adding me to the community! As several have, I see, the avenue I took to get here was the Discern Realities podcast. Thanks for that!

It looks like the text of the custom what-have-you in the "What here is useful or valuable to me?" section of the Discern Realities podcast has been added to the website starting with episode 17. Is that right? Is there a place to find those things from previous episodes, or should I work on jotting them down myself?
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Thanks for the heads up, +Paul Sheppard!
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What are some good questions to ask to build up the next adventure for a party?

Last session, the group defeated a fledgling druid organization bent on nature taking back that which has been 'civilized'. (You know, the worst parts of PETA and Greenpeace if they had magic and advocated for plant-life, too.) They can return to town, where they'll get a reward. They can visit some other cities where they might or might not have family. They could further explore the swamp they're currently recovering in (where I loosely planned some other stuff to explore). I think I want to ask questions similar to those I might ask during the first session.

Have you done this sort of thing? Any guidelines? Any questions that immediately pop to your mind?
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What do you most regret not having done?
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I will soon be GMing a game for friends, a few of whom are somewhat new to RPGs, and somewhat new friends. I want to get some idea of things they might like to see in our game, so I put together this survey: http://goo.gl/forms/UjDhx8nKB2

Could you take a look at tell me what you think? Have you done this sort of pre-game player survey before?

(Not directly DW related, but you guys are awesome, thoughtful, and go about GMing in the way I'd like to go about GMing, it seems to me. The game will indeed be DW.)
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Oh, those are good ideas, too! I hadn't thought of the rating idea. I haven't looked at Microscope. Sounds like I should give it a read.

Thanks, +Todd Grotenhuis ! As always, you're the best.
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Here is my first pass at making the Immolator a bit easier, more fun to play (in my eyes): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9699466/Immolator-custom-v1.1.pdf

It's my first attempt at customizing a class, a first draft, hasn't been played yet, and is likely biased toward its player and our game. Still, I'd welcome your thoughts!
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First of all (before I criticize), all credit to the authors of The Immolator. It's undoubtedly a cool class. It has inspired a very cool character at my table.

+Damian Jankowski , to answer your question: 4 main stats to juggle (CON, INT, WIS, CHA), a primary starting/attacking move that required multiple rolls (ultimately), a few somewhat confusing moves (including two that are really one), and too few moves overall (13 overall, and 4 level 6-10 moves means one must choose from the level 2-5 moves after level 6). Other than that, I got nit-picky with wording here and there, but that was only because I could. I was editing it, might as well rewrite it if it brings me joy.
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Thank you, everyone. I GM'd for the first time last night (any game, ever). It went really well. The players loved developing the characters and world through questions. They got really into it. 

If not for this community, I probably would've ran them through some published adventure with a predefined world, or something like that. The first session wouldn't have received the high praise its received so far.

Now let's hope I can turn what they gave me into a vibrant, living world so that they can live a good story.

Thanks!
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I ran SCUP for the first time last night and found the same thing. I've seen it in Dungeon World and Apocalypse World but it's always so exhilarating to see my players active and engaged with the world we all built together. I'm pleased others have that experience, too.
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Have you run Ryuutama with children? How did it go?

Backstory: Another father and I were discussing RPGs for kids, and particularly finding combat-less or combat-light RPGs. Many kid-focused RPGs are cool, but are definitely traditional D&D type of things. We'd like to find something that doesn't concentrate on knocking out bad guys / resolving issues with combat. I mean, I enjoy that sorta thing in a game, and my kids and I will do it one day, but I'd like to start elsewhere. Ryuutama seems like a good solution, and one that all ages can enjoy. I have only played once, 2 hours at GenCon a couple years ago, though.

What say you?

(I did see this report, which indicates it went quite well. Interested in hearing more! https://plus.google.com/106991012215635310349/posts/CV8grUXRnu4)
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Awesome! Thank you for the help, here and on /r/rpg. :-) Sorry for the redundancy. Here's the link to Reddit for anyone who wants to check that out, too. https://www.reddit.com/r/rpg/comments/4rg7la/ryuutama_with_kids/
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For those of you running Roll20 games: how do you handle mapping? I do the index card method in-person, but I haven't figured out how to manage map-making on Roll20.
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I scoured the net for cool pictures for all my magic items and made "handouts" to show to the players who have them. (and I agree - having everything in one place far, far outweighs the minimal benefits of splitting things up)

And yes, the Roll20 character sheets are editable if you are good at html/css 
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Going to GenCon? Want to play or GM DW during normal business hours or after 9p on Thursday or Friday?

I'm an Indy resident (towny!), and am planning to take Thursday and Friday off for GenCon. However, I want to be home for dinner and bedtime with the family. This constrains me to ~9-5 or after the kids are in bed Thursday and Friday. If some folk are interested, I thought a pickup game at a coffee shop or something similar might be a fun way to start off either of those days. Alternatively, I'll suck it up, bring my own coffee, and stay up super late to get in some more DW. Whaddya say?
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+Tim Jensen​ That would certainly be a more assertive, likely effective way to go about it. Thanks! I have been before, so I am aware there are pickup games happening often. Thought I'd see if anyone had the stomach for an early one, while simultaneously hoping someone more experienced than me wanted to GM.
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I wanted to share with you all some tools I built for Dungeon World: http://dwtools.mileszs.com/

There's a Hard Move Finder, a Monster Finder, and a Monster Maker. They're perhaps a bit rough yet, but I'm anxious to get your feedback.

(Thank you +Todd Grotenhuis for your feedback thus far!)
Crafted by MilesZS of Fretless. Questions? Suggestions? Bug reports? Feature requests? Email me! Hard Moves content from the nice folks at RPG Alchemy. Other content from Dungeon World, released under a Creative Commons Attribution license by Sage LaTorra and Adam Koebel (Sage Kobold ...
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Thanks, +Dylan Knight ! This should be fixed.

Also, though not perfect, this should be usable on mobile. There's still a lot of work to do there, but it won't make you want to throw your phone (as it did me). 
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Have you customized The Immolator, and are willing to share?

A player of mine chose The Immolator. I made a few changes to simplify playing the class (everything is roll+WIS now, start with dungeon rations instead of starting with adventure gear). However, I feel that some of the moves could be re-worded, removed, or other moves added to make the class better fit the player and world, and make it even more fun. 

I would love to hear others' experiences with the class, and hear or see others' customizations of it. Care to share?
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I actually played a metal channeler recently. :P It wasn't the most fun for me, to be honest, but I think it was a lack of personality that made him less fun.
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I am going to run my first game of DW for a group that usually plays Pathfinder later this month. I have zero GM experience, the players have zero DW experience. I'd like to use a pre-made adventure to take away a bit of the pressure. Are there any products you'd recommend for us?
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Hey, I can take some flack! I appreciate everyone taking the time to post a comment, be it flack or not. :-)
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