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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.


Jun
27
comment What is the history and significance of the “dire” prefix to creatures?
Hey man - good info but not an answer to the question. Here on Stack Exchange we don't do the usual "discussion forum" format - answers should be answers.
Jun
25
comment Is it okay to take power/actions away from PCs to add drama?
Reopened. This question can be interpreted in the scope of "trad games" - while some storytelling games vary, the majority of RPGs and gaming groups historically share a common tradition that this question makes sense within.
Jun
25
comment What is the best RPG system for realistic combat?
This is a) two different questions, b) the second of those questions is a system-rec that doesn't meet the guidelines and if it did would be a duplicate. Suggest turning this into "How do I model the loss of hit points in the game fiction" and reading the question @SevenSidedDie linked.
Jun
24
comment Optimizing a smart fighter
Changed your title because the actual question has no relation to justifying his party leadership.
Jun
24
revised Optimizing a smart fighter
edited title
Jun
22
revised With Throw Anything, is there any reason to take thrown weapon proficiencies?
added 90 characters in body
Jun
22
awarded  Informed
Jun
22
comment Help me evaluate this homebrew Pokémaster class
I agree - closing this until you can put more context in. This would be fine for some groups and unacceptable for others - what does the party look like?
Jun
20
comment How can I deal with a 'bump on a log player' who doesn't really do anything except when told?
The "turtle or roach" question is pretty close to being a duplicate...
Jun
19
awarded  Sheriff
Jun
19
revised How to make a game enjoyable for a monk?
deleted 35 characters in body
Jun
17
revised How to make a game enjoyable for a monk?
added 773 characters in body
Jun
17
revised How to make a game enjoyable for a monk?
added 313 characters in body
Jun
17
answered How to make a game enjoyable for a monk?
Jun
16
comment Creating undead as a good cleric in Dark Sun
Your first question is already answered here in another context: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/16655/…
Jun
16
comment Is It Okay To Use “Commune” To Ask About Alignment?
+1 - remember knowing an alignment isn't really all that helpful practically. Consider asking "will she betray us" or similar - not only more in character, but more effective.
Jun
13
revised Is there a good way to have a party of adventurers with only one player?
edited tags
Jun
12
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
12
awarded  Nice Answer