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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 Can I requisition Plate Armor?
Do not answer questions in comments please.
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comment Are any 5e multiclassing options particularly strong compared to the base classes?
Even with "prove one," I don't know what real play problem you are trying to solve. "Winning an Internet fight" is not an interesting problem for purposes of this site.
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comment Are 5e Rangers Actually Underpowered?
In fact - I'm going to put this on hold for the moment. We can discuss on meta, but I'm not looking forward to an unlimited number of site questions on "is this class broken" or "is this class uber" or even better "why do people say" either of those (objection: hearsay!).
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comment Are 5e Rangers Actually Underpowered?
What is the real problem you are trying to solve? This seems like just an opinonfest. If this were "I'm playing a ranger and have a problem with X, how do I get past it" maybe...
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comment Are any 5e multiclassing options particularly strong compared to the base classes?
I think this is too broad to be a good question for the site; it's basically an invitation to a never-ending discussion about "well THIS combo is good" "well no it's not..." With also being largely opinion-based. I'm not sure what a good answer looks like.
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revised How can I get my group to use actual weaponry, not just improvised?
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comment How did D&D end up so focused on fighting, when its inspirations weren't?
Guess-answers in comments are worse than guess-answers in answers and will be deleted per site policy. Don't do it.
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comment Attacks of Opportunity while holding a reach and a non-reach weapon
Yeah, that answers "do you trigger an OA in 10' with a whip" but this question is "yeah but can I have a whip in one hand and a dagger in the other and just choose whichever's provoked?" It's a different question.
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comment How did D&D end up so focused on fighting, when its inspirations weren't?
This is a valid question but I will warn answerers that random opinions are not valid answers. Answers to this question should follow Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and cite sources and/or relevant experience and not simply speculate.
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revised How did D&D end up so focused on fighting, when its inspirations weren't?
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revised How can I get my group to use actual weaponry, not just improvised?
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revised How can I get my group to use actual weaponry, not just improvised?
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revised Best way to get players to think about their backgrounds within the game?
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answered How can I get my group to use actual weaponry, not just improvised?
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revised How to use intelligence in Scion?
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revised Does killing an enemy in combat count against morality in World of Darkness?
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reviewed Close Help with some ideas for a campaign
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