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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.


Aug
16
revised Does a successful hit that does no damage due to DR still count as a hit?
added 25 characters in body
Aug
16
comment How to deal with a player missing the first session of a campaign
+1 for making her explain how she's there. A dozen immediate answers come to mind- "with a previous party that all died," "captured by whatever's-around," "I live here," "My boyfriend is a charmed henchman of the evil guy..."
Aug
15
answered Does a successful hit that does no damage due to DR still count as a hit?
Aug
15
revised Any good premade campaigns for beginners?
edited tags
Aug
15
comment Which is a good system for one-player Dungeon Crawls?
Can you expand more on how you've played or seen played these games in the way the OP's looking for?
Aug
15
comment Which is a good system for one-player Dungeon Crawls?
I'm going to close this for 24 hours while people read our guidance on system recommendation questions. If you don't provide an answer saying that you have, or you have seen, someone run a one player/full party combat heavy XP-based exploration dungeon crawl campaign with that system, you need to not answer. Best as I can tell, zero of the existing answers do this. We allow sys-rec questions on a limited basis because of these tight criteria; these questions are banned on most other SEs. Follow the rules.
Aug
14
comment How to deal effectively with a player unable to lose?
People are invested in sports teams about 1000% more than they are in RPGs. Do you actually know any sports fans? Physical violence due to bad sportsmanship is way more common than with RPGs. Just because the RPG experience is slightly different doesn't mean it's more invested or that it's not the same basic human drive at work.
Aug
14
revised How to deal effectively with a player unable to lose?
edited body
Aug
14
comment Tips for dealing with intentionaly aggressive player?
Also, possible duplicate of rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1447/…
Aug
14
comment Tips for dealing with intentionaly aggressive player?
I'm not totally clear that this question is on topic for RPG.SE. You have a friend with an anger problem but behave codependently with him. If you replace "RPG" with "poker" or "soccer" you have the same basic interpersonal issue.
Aug
13
comment Which is a good system for one-player Dungeon Crawls?
In other words, all answers to this question should be from people who have specifically run or seen run single-player dungeon crawl low-complexity games that fit the OP's criteria. "I'm sure X would work" is not a good answer.
Aug
13
comment Which is a good system for one-player Dungeon Crawls?
As this is a game-recommendation question, please adhere to both the FAQ and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and on our Meta. In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience and contain references and examples whenever possible.
Aug
13
comment What game system is best for playing Fallout on the tabletop?
As this is a system-recommendation question, please adhere to both the FAQ and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and on our Meta. In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience and contain references and examples whenever possible.
Aug
13
revised How does Damage Reduction work?
edited title
Aug
13
comment How can I help the party survive a rather tough adventure?
One-on-one changes things. Is there one character (definitely harder to balance out, see all the one-on-one questions), or a whole party, in which case there's no way he can be that attached to all of them and a couple party character deaths shouldn't be that traumatic?
Aug
12
comment Website with free pathfinder locations
You're looking at the list of PFS events here paizo.com/pathfinderSociety/events and they're all paid? Are you sure? I suspect you're misinterpreting the links to the product page of scenarios they're running as being an event charge. PFS events are usually free; some stores do charge a small fee for the space or the GM for buying the scenario, but that's a) unusual and b) usually $5 or less. Save your Coke money. Or go find a real gaming group per the link BESW links.
Aug
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
11
revised Which published scenarios use Cthulhu himself?
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Aug
11
comment Are elementals immune to sight-based petrification effects in D&D 3.5E?
Duplicate answer?
Aug
11
revised Out-Of-Control Characters
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