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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.


Oct
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can you double move a stinking cloud?
Oct
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the rules of natural healing?
Oct
14
comment Staying in character and taking it all seriously
Thanks, I am familiar with how both LARP and tabletop work.
Oct
13
comment How important is charisma for a 3.X bard?
You won't pull down near enough honeys at the local tavern.
Oct
13
answered Staying in character and taking it all seriously
Oct
13
comment Staying in character and taking it all seriously
I've been in groups that have quite successfully played immersively in tabletop and tried LARPing and found that it significantly degraded their immersive experience. I don't think there's any justification for thinking LARPing is innately more immersive.
Oct
13
comment Staying in character and taking it all seriously
I find immersive play to not be an uncommon desire of gamers.
Oct
13
comment How do I handle a PC - NPC?
Agreed, can you explain more clearly? What exactly is going on and why you think it's a problem? It's hard to parse but it sounds like "a player likes roleplaying with another player as much as/more with me and other players."
Oct
13
answered Avoiding plot pitfalls in Star Trek RPG
Oct
12
comment What makes grease a good spell?
+1. Our Pathfinder group uses Grease all the time for these reasons. We just got attacked by a stone golem on a stairwell last session. Immune to spells and hellacious DR... But one Grease, and it's on its ass. Battlefield control is the real superpower of wizards, direct damage or the like is for chumps. Of course, it's not great for a solo wizard as much as for a wizard with a group of people with Sneak Attack, Bull Rush, etc. in play too.
Oct
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
10
comment Is there a feat to let monks multi-class as spellcasters without losing monk progression?
You may want to wait before accepting an answer. When a question has an accepted answer, that's a sign to others to not answer it any more - and especially in a case like this where you don't remotely have a complete answer, it's probably going to not help you achieve your goals.
Oct
10
revised How do I get my PCs to not be a bunch of murderous cretins?
added 244 characters in body
Oct
9
comment Can any dragon be used for half dragon?
Dragon and halfling DNA just don't splice.
Oct
8
comment Fast-paced and brutal rpg system
I will note Pendragon's system is an adaptation of BRP.
Oct
8
answered Fast-paced and brutal rpg system
Oct
8
comment Fast-paced and brutal rpg system
A great game and totally brutal. Definitely a modern occult game and not a traditional medieval fantasy game though.
Oct
8
comment Fast-paced and brutal rpg system
Seems to me you're getting "every single old game other than D&D" listed. BRP, WFRP, Rolemaster, Harn, etc. Once someone lists GURPS we'll be complete. Then you might want to expand your requirements, as everything is more brutal than D&D.
Oct
8
comment Fast-paced and brutal rpg system
Hmm. SW is more "brutal" than D&D but then again almost everything is. If you completely remove bennies, then it could qualify as fast and reasonably quick to kill, but there's no long term injury or stuff like that.
Oct
8
comment Fast-paced and brutal rpg system
I don't think it remotely qualifies as "fast" though, unless you take the "not a full combat" option. In fact, it's tuned to long detailed combat as a specific feature of the system. It gives you lovely intricacies, but "fast" is so totally the antithesis of what you get.