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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
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?
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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.
Oct
8
revised Where can I find other RPG players?
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Oct
7
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
7
comment Plot granted special ability standards?
The new Mythic Adventures rules from Paizo seem like they're right on track to help you out here - unfortunately they won't be out till Gen Con 2013. paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5lduw?Mythic-Adventures
Oct
6
revised Why the huge difference between divine and arcane compulsion effects?
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Oct
5
comment Is there an oldschool-style morale system for D&D 3e?
Yeah, but this is a pretty bad system because it means fighters are the most likely to give up in battle (low Will saves). Don't think it gives the results one would expect.
Oct
5
revised What are the major changes between the two versions of Rise of the Runelords?
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Oct
5
revised Summoning monsters for their DPS potential
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Oct
5
revised Why the huge difference between divine and arcane compulsion effects?
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