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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
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?
added 1223 characters in body
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
revised How do you deal with metagaming based on die results?
edited title
Feb
17
revised What equipment should a character start with?
added 162 characters in body
Feb
17
answered What equipment should a character start with?
Feb
17
revised Where would one fish in Andoran?
added 690 characters in body
Feb
17
revised Can detect magic detect psionic effects?
added 680 characters in body
Feb
16
comment Ways to fast-travel across Golarion?
"You're a Pathfinder and got told to" is the PFS excuse. If you have trouble moving the PCs (and they aren't just footloose hobos content with a "we went there because it sounded cool") then devise a group conceit that can drive their actions in that manner.
Feb
15
revised 5th level optimized Fighter/Ranger builds for 3.5/Pathfinder
added 88 characters in body
Feb
15
comment How can I bring a player back to immersion and away from the distraction he brings to the table?
+1 I have a player who's started to do this too, with Sims on the iPad, so I'm interested... I will remind answerers about Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and not to answer with random stuff they're making up but instead things that they have actually tried or seen tried on this issue.