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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 Can an evil creature cast and benefit from Protection from Evil?
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revised What do I do about PCs using Con damage to “nuke” bosses?
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revised What do I do about PCs using Con damage to “nuke” bosses?
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revised Why are whips so restricted?
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Nov
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comment What are the most common design problems found in games based in levels and classes?
Tempted to reopen but it could be more specific. "What are the problems" is kinda vague and just seeking opinions. Even the point-buy one you link specifically asks about player exploitability. Consider how to ask what you're really concerned about.
Nov
11
comment What diceless tabletop RPG techniques are there?
OK. Given the meta discussion, I think it'll be impossible to save this question. It was originally written as "list me games;" we refactored the question into being technique oriented but it's full of off-point answers and isn't pulling any better ones. I'm going to historical lock it, but if someone were to ask a basically identical question in the future it would be on topic.
Nov
11
comment Are there any RPG systems specifically designed for larger numbers of players (10+)?
This has been historical locked because a question this vague does not meet our game-rec question standards, and would probably be better if greatly expanded or if turned into a techniques, not game systems question.
Nov
11
comment What's a good fast-combat system that scales to 6-10 players?
Also see rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/2895/… which was a previous (but poorly specced) large group game request; I've put a historical lock on it for that reason. Your requirements are much more tangible now - but they still fit somewhere on the order of hundreds of games, and if I were you I wouldn't be afraid of adding way more requirements. It's reopened, but do add in more, and another warning to answerers that we delete non-Good Subjective answers without notice.
Nov
11
comment Running Large Groups
This question duplicates a preexisting question as best as I can tell. I'll let this sit in case anyone disagrees but then merge these answers over there.
Nov
11
comment Introducing an unorthodox setting the players know NOTHING about
I see his point, it's just not answering the question posed.
Nov
11
comment What do I do about PCs using Con damage to “nuke” bosses?
@Scrollmaster no, not if they're different. But CON poisons (especially ones with nontrivial DCs) are mighty rare.
Nov
10
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
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comment Introducing an unorthodox setting the players know NOTHING about
-1 Sorry, but "I've never done it" means this answer is invalid given SE guidance on what makes good answers (having done it).
Nov
10
comment What systems use interesting questions to inspire character backgrounds?
Closing as this isn't really a good game-rec question. You're looking for techniques not games, and we frown on lists and like things people have actually used. I suggest refactoring this question into the form "What is the thing X you have used/seen used most successfully for detailed purpose Y?" Where X is character background creation, and Y you could flesh out more.
Nov
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answered What do I do about PCs using Con damage to “nuke” bosses?
Nov
8
reviewed Approve Can I make multiple extra melee attacks with one crit?