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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.


Sep
6
comment D&D 4e Campaigns/Adventures that spell things out for a brand new DM
So you're not looking for any canned adventure, you're looking for something almost more like the old Red Box intro solo adventure, that totally holds your hand and says "Blah blah happens, now roll X here."
Sep
5
comment Does flaming sphere always need a move action to attack?
Could we not use comments as an infinite length discussion thread please? Take it to chat if more's needed.
Sep
5
comment Game with Interesting Combat that is Crunch Heavy and is built to not Require a Grid?
As this is a game-recommendation question, please adhere to both the FAQ and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and the guidance on recommendation questions on our Meta. In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience and contain references and examples whenever possible.
Sep
5
comment D&D 3.5 Campaign for low level characters that can be run in 30 - 45 minute sessions
As this is a game-recommendation question, please adhere to both the FAQ and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and the guidance on recommendation questions on our Meta. In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience and contain references and examples whenever possible.
Sep
5
comment Game with Interesting Combat that is Crunch Heavy and is built to not Require a Grid?
This question needs more requirements to become good. Every single game in the world except the D&D variants doesn't use a grid/battlemap, so as answers you're getting every single RPG that's not D&D with more than 5 pages of combat rules.
Sep
5
comment An adventure RPG that can be played in only author stance?
Fiasco is one of the more pure "author stance" games IMO.
Sep
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
4
revised My friends and I are new to RPGs and need a system I can DM and they can pick up. Suggestions?
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Sep
4
answered My friends and I are new to RPGs and need a system I can DM and they can pick up. Suggestions?
Sep
3
comment Are there any pbp sites left?
Hey all - we don't do lists, so please don't answer this with "here's a site." Answer more generally or using our game-rec "good Subjective, Bad Subjective" criteria. Thanks...
Sep
3
revised Are there any pbp sites left?
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Sep
1
answered Resources for designing aquatic campaigns
Sep
1
answered Knowledge (Local) or Diplomacy to Gather Information?
Sep
1
comment Techniques for making high level D&D play more manageable?
Yeah, I'm afraid this answer is so hard to follow that I don't really understand what it's saying.
Sep
1
answered Why can't a bonded item be in the head slot?
Aug
31
revised Would it be fair to ask the GM for benefits for self-imposed character limitations?
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Aug
31
revised In D&D 3.5e, how do turns interact with long actions (hours, weeks, etc)?
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Aug
28
reviewed Approve iron-kingdoms tag wiki excerpt
Aug
28
comment What would a player character need to better eat live animals raw?
Same deal, you don't need any more than basic Fear Factor rulings here.
Aug
27
revised Would it be fair to ask the GM for benefits for self-imposed character limitations?
added 422 characters in body