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Like many who came before me, and undoubtedly many to come after me, I am an individual who has for almost as long as I can remember been keenly interested in playing and designing games (Its my close Number 2 passion after Changing the World - yeps I've set myself up for a lifetime of disappointment ^_~).

My personal development since under the age of 10 has been STOS > QuickBASIC > PASCAL... and then apathy took hold (Its not a bad language - but my perspective of it grew dim at the time) and I shifted away from coding. I have since also gained a grasp of basic HTML - and a little SQL.

For a number of years I've been interested in learning C or Visual BASIC, even Delphi (due to its roots) - and am recently set on C# - I am using YouTube for the purpose of self-learning but to say that I have a basic grasp would be wild optimism on my part.

Areas of game development that I am interested in include:

  • Game Mechanics
  • Pseudo Intelligence (AI)
  • World Building
  • Digital Weirdness (code is liberty)

What I hope for:

  • Learning C# (possibly more) without being a burden
  • To code a few cool games
  • To not give up again

No, I don't wish to be a lone wolf but neither do I feel that my projects have any more worth than anybody else's. What will be will be.


Oct
29
comment Where can I find the stats for a magic item that produces magically delicious spices?
My comment was posted circa 10 seconds later (wasn't sure if prestidigitation was included in pathfinder). :cP Its cool.
Oct
29
comment Where can I find the stats for a magic item that produces magically delicious spices?
Prestidigitation is the spell that comes to mind - it can flavour food somewhat and if it were limited 'just' to the taste aspect of the spell then I see no reason why it couldn't get a bit more of a 'kick', so to speak.
Oct
4
comment Fantasy Game Where Your Stats are Based on Your Real-life Skills and Abilities
Multiverser sounds rather fascinating. A shame that the publisher's page seems to be broken.
Sep
29
comment Can a Night Elf swim naked in a volcano?
Yes. The sentence seems to be indicating that a resistance or immunity to fire translates to a similar resistance or immunity to (the heat aspect of) lava or magma. The wording error is the insinuation that resistance to fire translates to an immunity to lava or magma.
Sep
29
comment Do companions get action points?
I do feel that you are going the right direction in weighing each rule and being open to 'bend' it - especially for a young player that you hope to hold the interest of. Just also keep in mind that enforcing some rules has the benefit of teaching the value of having rules to your son, so that can also be beneficial. Maybe you can enforce the rules on 'the bad guys' a few times to his benefit to help him appreciate it.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
18
comment Can you heal a split black pudding?
@MatthewNajmon In that case I shall have to concede to your better judgement. Thank you.
Jun
18
comment Can you heal a split black pudding?
@MatthewNajmon I am disappointed to hear that you are applying "consistent usage" of terms (consistently applied to rather typical creatures) to a non-consistent (or at least rather exceptional) creature. I would not say that this completely nullifies your argument - but I would suggest that it is on shakey ground.
Jun
18
comment Can you heal a split black pudding?
I admit that I would, at this point, appreciate an indication of what term I may use instead of "interpretation" which is less likely to attract downvotes. I would propose a couple of alternatives but they sound a little insulting of intelligence and self-depreciatory at best. I admit that I'd rather keep my thoughts to myself.
Jun
18
comment Can you heal a split black pudding?
@KRyan Thank you kindly for explaining the reasoning behind your own downvote. It was certainly not my intention to mislead but simply to state it as I understood it (mistaken as it may possibly be). I am also aware that that which I might consider common sense is likely not what others might consider as such. I am moreover aware that the rules of any game world can alter considerably - with time travel, transportation, materialization and all kinds of magic pretty much showing realists where to stuff "common sense" ;) Note that I use the term in defense, not attack.
Jun
18
comment Can you heal a split black pudding?
Incidentally seeing that my answer was a.) an interpretation of the Split rule (do I need to possess some specific qualification to earn the right to have an interpretation??), b.) Very descriptive of the reasoning behind the interpretation, and c.) non-deriding of question or answer, ...this answer may be downvoted to oblivion. I feel that I did not fail in doing my part.
Jun
18
awarded  Commentator
Jun
18
comment Can you heal a split black pudding?
@KRyan Perhaps the use of the word "equally" in my answer was a little presumptuous - however preceding the entire answer with the words "I would suggest" should really have set the stage for that which the entire answer was - a suggestion and hardly a daft one at that. Sure I placed more weight on the much-maligned "common sense" of the matter (after all, rules are rules no matter how distantly they depart from realism or even "the spirit of the game" (exception being the "have fun" rule)).
Jun
18
comment Can you heal a split black pudding?
@MatthewNajmon Could you kindly include either a quote or a link to a quote with regards current and maximum hit points?
Jun
17
comment Can you heal a split black pudding?
@BrianBallsun-Stanton The first sentence of the first paragraph of my unedited response clearly indicates the source to be myself. Furthermore the quote in your own question may be read in plain english: "Instead the creature splits into two identical puddings" (two creatures, not one) ", each with half of the original’s current hit points (round down)" (which is clearly the MAX HP of each of the two creatures created to replace the original creature). I welcome any evidence to the contrary. :)
Jun
16
answered Can you heal a split black pudding?
Jun
6
answered How can I get players to realize that their enemies aren't evil?
Jun
3
comment Size of a campaign world?
Also you could build your world in phases. You might only build the framework of the world at large while focusing on a particular country for most of the content. You will still wish to invest a little general information into the most prominent places of lands that the players might never see (example - the Grand Duke Kardash of Hitheria has clamped down on commercial and citizens' movements until an investigation into a leaked plot to kill him is concluded. No need to get into further details that would not be included on a travel brochure for Hitheria. ;)
Jun
3
revised Size of a campaign world?
Minor fixes.
Jun
3
comment Size of a campaign world?
@Pyersamid Looks like another answer has the numbers and travel times part of your question down pat :) Within the spirit of my answer, for sake of comparison, The Maltese Islands span less than 320 square km - but the space is densely packed with "stuff" even if you could walk/ swim from one end to another in little more than a day. :) Much further south one finds the Sahara desert - more than 9.25 million square km - but with arguably less density of "stuff" to see (much of it obscured by the sands of time). An attempt to walk across it would likely end badly but it is a simpler space.