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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.


Mar
10
awarded  Altruist
Mar
10
comment How can a GM quickly create interesting, engaging NPCs?
Bountied @AdamDray's answer in the end because of its more organized approach. It was tough, I like @Pseudoepehdrine's/@Judd's for the minimal jumpstart - name, appearance, goal, hook/relationship. I'll probably use those as the starter to seed the "NPC card" format. Other answers were too simplistic ("grab a trope," "grab a friend," "grab an actor" are not complete answers) or too long of an exercise unless you are doing heavy prep.
Mar
10
comment How do you help your GM/fellow PCs track buffs/debuffs?
This is what we do now, I was hoping for something better and less chatty.
Mar
9
revised How do you help your GM/fellow PCs track buffs/debuffs?
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Mar
9
asked How do you help your GM/fellow PCs track buffs/debuffs?
Mar
9
comment PC in chains, planned myself into a corner
+1. "What about the pacing" is just putting your story above the player's experience. Cut bait on a bad idea.
Mar
9
comment PC in chains, planned myself into a corner
Learn the lesson that PCs come before your NPCs or story?
Mar
8
revised How do I handle a player who plays his character far differently than the character was originally presented?
added 13 characters in body
Mar
8
revised Where to find game session reports?
edited tags
Mar
8
revised Where can I find transcripts of actual game sessions?
edited tags
Mar
8
comment Methods for round-robin style DM'ing in AD&D?
Related: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/22584/…
Mar
7
revised How to maximize the opportunities of roleplaying military rank in a PC group, while minimizing the limitations on the players
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Mar
7
comment Do metamagic feats increase a spell's casting time in Pathfinder?
Yeah, he said "spontaneous" in his question.
Mar
7
comment Should house rules and custom material be created before experiencing the game?
I'm tempted to say this isn't a real question, just an invitation to discussion. What is the real problem you are looking to solve? What makes an answer correct? If this gets a good edit in a little bit it won't need to be closed.
Mar
7
comment How can a GM quickly create interesting, engaging NPCs?
Hey all - please try to make complete answers and not "here's one random thought" - this isn't intended to be a list question.
Mar
5
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on
Mar
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
4
awarded  Nice Answer