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I’m a thirtysomething dad and IT professional living in the Austin, TX area. I started gaming way back in the day, 1982, with the TSR space opera game Star Frontiers. Since then I've been an avid roleplayer. I went to 5 Gen Cons, was a regional Triad for the RPGA's Living Greyhawk campaign, helped start a gaming club (the FORGE) in Memphis, TN, et cetera.

I GM and play a variety of RPGs; currently Pathfinder is in heavy rotation as well as various non-D&D-based games.


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comment Is an NPC's proportional response to a perceived threat fair and balanced against a low level party?
I... Am not super convinced so will wait for reopen votes from others.
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comment Is an NPC's proportional response to a perceived threat fair and balanced against a low level party?
Cleaned up. It's not a duplicate, but I'm not sure how this is anything more than ideas/opinions - adding "from experience" doesn't give that kind of Q a free pass. How should your NPCs react? However you want them to.
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revised How do I learn enough about military tactics to run credible military-type NPCs in combat?
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comment What is the best way for me to re-learn D&D rules to be a DM and introduce game to kids?
This is too broad - we don't really do "give me general tips" here. If you are asking specifically about the "what rules you should master or not to keep play moving quickly" that's a well scoped question. Ask yourself what is the exact problem you're having (besides being worried) and what would a best answer look like?
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comment What are some buffing options for a divine caster?
OK that's a lot more specific. Edited to take out some of the "or if not that then..." to keep it scoped. Do you have a specific kind of buffing in mind (pure combat effectiveness)? It might help to mention your party composition (if it's all wizards, bardic inspire courage won't help...)
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revised What are some buffing options for a divine caster?
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revised What are some buffing options for a divine caster?
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comment Firing a ranged weapon (gun) while in melee
You are your own ally. This rule specifically does not use the term "ally."
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answered Firing a ranged weapon (gun) while in melee
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comment Are any creatures in 5e immune to all disease according to the manuals?
Have you read the Monster Manual?
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comment How long should I wait to bring back the Player character?
This question is still entirely opinion-based. "How long should you wait?" "However long you want." Then the entire third paragraph is not relevant to the question really.
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comment How do I get my PCs to not be a bunch of murderous cretins?
No, this is an answer. It's not super comprehensive, but it's a legit answer.
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revised Pathfinder Unfettered Eidolons can't pounce?
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revised How does Stealth work after using Bluff in Pathfinder?
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revised Are there crafting rules for incorporating or embedding magic items into other objects?
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comment How much greed is too much for a Chaotic Neutral character?
Closed and historical locked. This is the kind of alignment discussion we don't host any more due to its subjectivity, see meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/5357/…
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revised A player constantly uses his mobile phone during our game session
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