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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
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answered How do I get my players to form a PC party without just forcing them to?
Sep
28
comment Can a large mundane attack affect a creature only hit by “magical” attacks
It was in 3e I believe.
Sep
27
comment Tabletop Play Style Classification Schemes
Sorry man - good technique but it does not address my question, which is uses for an existing gaming taxonomy.
Sep
27
comment Tabletop Play Style Classification Schemes
I h ave re-clarified the question above, though somewhat under protest because I think people aren't exercising their reading skills much this week.
Sep
27
revised Tabletop Play Style Classification Schemes
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Sep
27
comment Tabletop Play Style Classification Schemes
I am asking for existing taxonomies of players/play styles/etc that people have found actually useful in playing or prepping or designing games. As opposed to "cute" or "so true!" Do they serve a purpose besides entertainment?
Sep
27
answered Can a large mundane attack affect a creature only hit by “magical” attacks
Sep
27
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Sep
26
answered When should I separate encounters?
Sep
26
revised When should I separate encounters?
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Sep
26
comment As a GM, what minimal geographic knowledge should I have to make realistic maps?
... you mean like California?
Sep
26
revised Tabletop Play Style Classification Schemes
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Sep
25
comment Tabletop Play Style Classification Schemes
Guys - read the question. Not asking for "a list of types of players you've seen." Looking for classification schemes and usefulness in your gaming. The last 3 answers are not answering that.
Sep
25
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Sep
25
comment Can a custom spell's effect last after the caster's death?
There is no rule saying a spell effect ends with a wizard's death - any permanent spell lasts forever. To rules lawyer something there has to be a rule that says it...
Sep
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I use a full attack and natural attacks in the same round?
Sep
25
comment Tabletop Play Style Classification Schemes
Yeah, focus less on the specific terms themselves and more on why this particular set of classifications has benefited your game. Sure rules laywers suck, but how has having a set of player classifications that identifies someone as a rule lawyer helped you?
Sep
25
answered Why the huge difference between divine and arcane compulsion effects?
Sep
24
comment Tabletop Play Style Classification Schemes
Have you used these categorizations in your games for something useful, and if so what has been the result? I'm unsure what parts you're quoting and what are personal experience.
Sep
24
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