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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.


Feb
19
revised Pathfinder: 2 Talon Attack or 2 Attacks?
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Feb
19
revised Is 3d6 the same as 1d18?
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Feb
18
comment Is it possible to run a simulationist sandbox game?
Yeah, I assume the core of the question is more "How do I generate sufficient detail such that sandboxers always have something to experience, regardless of what they do?"
Feb
18
comment How does wandering within a city work?
@NetHacker yeah, sometimes people are overzealous in demanding system specificity. We should be specific where it matters and not where it doesn't. (Plus, you are free to ignore people - if they have the diamond or a high rep then they may have good ideas, but not every comment request is valid.)
Feb
18
comment How do I build interesting dungeons?
Just noting, this topic is probably a little too broad - entire books have been written on dungeon creation. Consider focusing on some specific subset of that. Though, answerers, I will note he asked for "how to improve his skills" which might be better answered with references like that instead of your own brainstormed lists of "three things that make a good dungeon."
Feb
18
revised D&D 4E, Passive Perception or Passive Insight instead of rolling
edited body
Feb
18
revised What equipment should a character start with?
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Feb
18
revised How does wandering within a city work?
added 28 characters in body; edited title
Feb
18
comment Is it possible to run a simulationist sandbox game?
I'm closing as too broad until this is clarified. There should be a "correct answer" - "give me war stories from your sandbox campaigns," which is what this is starting to sound like, is OT. Crystallize your problem and ask about that.
Feb
18
comment Is it possible to run a simulationist sandbox game?
I'm increasingly unsure what your question is especially after the edits. If it's "can you run a sandbox", then yes, obviously, people do that. If it's "can you run a simulationist game" (though I'm not sure you know what that means) then yes... But that's not the problem you're having, is it? You want either content generation or some other thing... What is the problem you have exactly?
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
18
comment What equipment should a character start with?
People have somehow figured out what to buy for somewhere on 30 years of D&D without a droolproof guide - why do you think this is a problem? This is sounding more and more like you're looking for an answer in search of a real problem. "You need torches, if you want to see in the dark..." Really?
Feb
18
revised Is it possible to run a simulationist sandbox game?
you mean sandbox, not purely simulationist.
Feb
18
reviewed Approve line-of-sight tag wiki excerpt
Feb
18
reviewed Approve character-levels tag wiki excerpt
Feb
17
comment Can alchemy be performed with magical items in a no-mana world?
I suspect this is effectively a duplicate of your other question?
Feb
17
comment How do you deal with metagaming based on die results?
IMO this deserves to be more widely scoped than just dnd-4e, it's applicable to any trad game and it's a good question!
Feb
17
revised How do you deal with metagaming based on die results?
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Feb
17
revised What equipment should a character start with?
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Feb
17
answered What equipment should a character start with?