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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.


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answered How to make skill use on investigations “important” but failure not derail the plot?
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comment How do I run a dungeon crawl, communicating how various rooms/passages look?
Switched this from a 13th Age to a system agnostic question at OP's request, though that may not be the best thing to do (see Should I use a narrow system tag, or go broad if possible and use system-agnostic?).
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revised How do I run a dungeon crawl, communicating how various rooms/passages look?
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revised Awarding Experience for out-of-game activities, bias towards players with more time, how to fix?
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answered Awarding Experience for out-of-game activities, bias towards players with more time, how to fix?
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comment How do I handle lengthy (days+) actions without slowing the game
Just because "the world is alive and things are happening" doesn't mean that the PCs always have to be traveling to smite something every week of their lives. This system is abstracted enough that it can work through a week of downtime quickly, let everyone feel like they had something valuable to do, and then get back on the adventure trail all synced up. But it also allows for time to do some story continuity, it's "working an 8 hour day" so the PCs can wander about town and make inquiries and roleplay and stuff. "No downtime ever" is unrealistic and a questionable goal.
Jul
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answered D&D 3.5E Campaign that supports a large number of PC players
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answered How do I handle lengthy (days+) actions without slowing the game
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revised D&D 3.5E Campaign that supports a large number of PC players
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revised What are the mechanics for monsters trying to force a door shut when PCs are in the way?
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Jul
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comment What are the mechanics for monsters trying to force a door shut when PCs are in the way?
It's all about the mass. It's not "better" in that it's super hard to hit someone that isn't looking to get hit, but it is certainly going to convey more impact to the subject. It'll easily sever a limb.
Jul
14
comment Running a campaign alternating GMs every session
If it's every session, then the potential duplicate is Reward distribution and story continuity with rotating players/GMs which talks about story continuity in a rotate-GMs-daily "Jam" campaign.
Jul
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comment Running a campaign alternating GMs every session
Yeah, this seems like an exact duplicate - you might want to just go comment on/liven up "Rotating the GM" instead. Or expand on how your scenario is different. Also see Methods for Round Robin GM'ing.
Jul
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answered What are the mechanics for monsters trying to force a door shut when PCs are in the way?
Jul
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revised What is a good way to get regular people interested in D&D?
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Jul
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comment What is a good way to get regular people interested in D&D?
The real point is that if you play D&D and your group plays D&D - introduce them to D&D. If you all play "whatever, some different indie game each week" then feel free and choose one just for them. But we're pretty much giving Joe D&D Gamer guidance of "your game can't do that you need to go buy/learn something else" and that's terrible advice.
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comment What is a good way to get regular people interested in D&D?
@TimothyAWiseman the problem is that "sounds great" but it's counter to my experience. There's a reason D&D is the most widespread - most people have had it as their first experience and most of those have stuck with it. We can wish that the Fiascos of the world were the best intros to RP but - it's not. Go poll any 100 RPGers what their first game was and it's predominantly D&D - and I never let theory argue with real world success.
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