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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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answered Does globe of invulnerability exclude summoned monsters from the area?
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comment Maximum bookkeeping fantasy game with magic
Crappy answers in comments are still answers in comments. Don't do it.
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revised Where does a dragon steed get summoned from, and where is its hoard kept?
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comment How do I use God as an NPC while being sensitive to players' real-life religious beliefs?
Based on other iterations of this question my understanding it's pretty much modern real world + post-apoc.
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comment Stealth and invisibility
I tend to disagree - what the rules say here is pretty clear, and so trying to restate the rules so that they click with you is a legitimate approach. I'm unclear why you have the question otherwise - yes, the bonus is only +20 when moving.
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revised Are Paladin Tenets Subjective?
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comment How much do I tell new players about new monsters?
May I suggest that commenters and answerers not do so if they're not familiar with 5e? I suspect we have plenty of site users that do use 5e that can give actual expert guidance rather than guesses based on other editions. Thanks. Also, take discussion about whether it's OK to scope this question to 5e to Meta.
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comment How do I use God as an NPC while being sensitive to players' real-life religious beliefs?
I am not sure this answers the question - he's running a game in the real modern world, which is a pretty common thing, and changing all God references to "Steve" is going to be bizarre and jarring long before this comes up. This would work in a clearly alternate/fantasy world but isn't very satisfying for real world settings.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised Limitations of bluffing a PC on the bluffed PC's actions
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comment Limitations of bluffing a PC on the bluffed PC's actions
Why roll this back to the less coherent version?
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comment How to Build an Optimized Battle Cleric?
I concur, asking an optimization question without even reading the PHB is off topic and a poor use of peoples' time. This question will remain closed, come back and ask specific questions based on what you find when you have learned the game system.
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revised Realistic modern day combat system to model real life ambush
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revised Good RPG for pirate-oriented setting
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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15
reviewed Close How do the Injury and Death mechanics work (Flow Chart)
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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered How do I avoid outlandish backgrounds when using the Background Generator in Ultimate Campaign?
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revised Limitations of bluffing a PC on the bluffed PC's actions
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