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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
15
comment Dealing with Object Damage with Area of Effect spells
Closing for a revamp. You're not getting much in the way of answers and it's because this is too broad.
Feb
15
comment How can I encourage a style of play where enhancing others' fun is the most important goal?
I wish more of these answers were focused. They either speak to a) general ways to encourage anything (XP bonuses!) or b) make unstated assumptions about who (everyone) in the group is bought in to this playstyle; I'd like to see more about specifically encouraging "others'-fun" play and with tips for players and/or GMs to encourage it when everyone's not all doing the same thing.
Feb
15
comment How can I encourage a style of play where enhancing others' fun is the most important goal?
+1 for "Compliments." Anyone who knows anything about modern management theory knows that recognition is more powerful than rewards (in this case, XP or bennies) in motivating people and guiding their behavior.
Feb
15
revised How To Divide Up Loot?
added 29 characters in body
Feb
14
comment 5th level optimized Fighter/Ranger builds for 3.5/Pathfinder
He is not asking for opinions, he is asking for a source for at least semi-optimized builds so he can self serve. Resource requests are on topic, as long as they don't turn into a list question - answers should try to be somewhat comprehensive. Therefore you don't need to know their builds or suggest builds, you should point to resources that provide builds.
Feb
14
comment Dealing with Object Damage with Area of Effect spells
Also - if you want to answer the question answer the question; comments aren't for that and will be deleted.
Feb
14
comment Dealing with Object Damage with Area of Effect spells
Hey, you probably need to narrow this question down - especially #3 is completely different.
Feb
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
13
revised My player characters abandoned an NPC and I want them to feel the consequences
edited for grammar and to hopefully keep it from being reclosed.
Feb
13
revised GM burn-out concerning worlds and systems
edited to make the question flow to the desired thoughts - unburied the lede.
Feb
13
revised A player leaving without warning and dealing with the mess?
added 1 characters in body
Feb
13
reviewed Approve Is Smite Evil damage multiplied by a critical hit?
Feb
13
comment Do weapons training's bonuses apply to every attack made with a double weapon?
@Max you should contribute that as a correct answer, as it pretty much answers the question...
Feb
12
comment Can someone help me optimize (or at least, make sure I don't hobble) a gunslinger/magus for PFS play?
@Max welcome to the site. This question doesn't fit our format though - it's super broad (lots of questions) and mostly opinion based ("do you agree?"). What you could do is post a build, post your intended goals for the character, and ask for focused critique. See meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1639/… for our site guidance on build Q's.
Feb
12
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
12
comment How do I design exciting, fun boss fights for my players?
+1 actual example from experience
Feb
11
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
11
revised Can you help me understand the RPG rules behind Planescape:Torment?
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Feb
11
revised Can you help me understand the RPG rules behind Planescape:Torment?
added 71 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Feb
11
answered Ways to fast-travel across Golarion?