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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.


May
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revised What, precisely, happens when you apply the Chain Spell metamagic feat to the Chain Lightning Spell?
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May
25
comment Who popularised the abbreviation of XP for experience points? Was it Basic D&D?
Discuss question validity here: meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/2928/…
May
25
comment In RAW how can I manipulate animal's attitude while magically speaking with them?
Oh I agree it's poorly worded - so the way my groups always use it is common sense. Animal Handling for animal int, Diplomacy for intelligent folks. Is "use Animal Handling to deal with animals" really so controversial that it's a negatively voted item? You so crazy!
May
25
comment In RAW how can I manipulate animal's attitude while magically speaking with them?
Read it carefully, it is used for a variety of things and makes several domesticated/wild distinctions therein.
May
25
answered In RAW how can I manipulate animal's attitude while magically speaking with them?
May
25
comment Tips for combining Gumshoe/Lorefinder with improv/Lazy GMing?
You probably can, but GUMSHOE is definitely based around Laws' ideas of planning out a dramatic structure carefully.
May
25
awarded  Guru
May
24
comment How do Mushroom Vest and Boots of the Cat work together?
If you are looking for fluff justifications/descriptions, you need to ask harder for that.
May
23
answered How to get a new player to understand the time investment of a table top RPG
May
23
revised How does sneak attack work for ranged rogues after surprise round?
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May
23
revised How does sneak attack work for ranged rogues after surprise round?
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May
23
revised How does sneak attack work for ranged rogues after surprise round?
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May
23
comment What attack rolls does a TWF 3 Rogue/1 White-haired Witch get?
You are grappling them with a reach of 5', just not gaining the grappled condition and its penalties. Any non-computer GM isn't going to let you wander off while you maintain the grapple.
May
23
answered How does sneak attack work for ranged rogues after surprise round?
May
22
comment Which class is the Magical Knack more useful in?
No, magical knack does not increase hex dc either.
May
22
comment Which class is the Magical Knack more useful in?
You realize you can "reskin" any class/powers in the game to be "blood based" or whatever, you don't need a class for it. Interpret the white haired witch as a white dragon blood thing. Or make it red haired witch and red dragon. The trappings are variable; the witch I'm running right now is the abused dependent of her weasel familiar that she worships as an Indian god.
May
21
revised In D&D, A PC became king. How do I keep him in check?
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May
21
awarded  Good Answer
May
21
revised Which class is the Magical Knack more useful in?
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May
21
comment How can I let players make more choices during combat?
Related/Partial Duplicate: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/16577/…