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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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revised Which D&D artist drew the cover art for the Warriors of the Eternal Sun Genesis game?
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comment Removing XP as a requirement to level
Yes, but it shows how trivial it is to do - they were just plain removed without compensation from crafting and no balance problems resulted. And Pathfinder is a version of Dungeons and Dragons to all intents and purposes.
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
12
comment Are the orcs of the D&D core canon not above eating sentient humanoids?
I think that's a pretty broad interpretation of "prefers X to Y" to say it should be understood as "they don't eat Y." Google "bears prefer" for counterexamples.
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revised Are the orcs of the D&D core canon not above eating sentient humanoids?
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revised Are the orcs of the D&D core canon not above eating sentient humanoids?
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answered Are the orcs of the D&D core canon not above eating sentient humanoids?
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comment Are the orcs of the D&D core canon not above eating sentient humanoids?
Please edit anything useful from this overlong comment thread into the answer as it will all get deleted soon. And yes, Tim, you're right, your answer is as founded in pure speculation as @Lord_Gareth's, all these critiques apply there as well.
Mar
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comment Removing XP as a requirement to level
Pathfinder neatly removed all XP costs from spells and crafting and it really didn't change much at all.
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revised Removing XP as a requirement to level
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revised Removing XP as a requirement to level
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12
revised Using mechanics optimization to design a game at a desired power level
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answered Removing XP as a requirement to level
Mar
10
comment How do I make an interesting escape from a fire?
Also see this expansion of (my) system from Geek Related DaddyDM did recently: daddydm.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/…
Mar
10
answered What exactly does Paizo consider Product Identity
Mar
10
comment How do I deal with my players not roleplaying at all?
@Nethacker how new? As the question is written above it's identical, so I'm going to close for a moment - feel free and edit it to elaborate on the differences so that it really is a unique question. Definitely "new" (define new) vs "long term" players will change its flavor...
Mar
10
comment Most levels of Cleric recommended?
@KRyan I assume that could be translated as answering Tridus as "yes, the goal is more raw power" and therefore stopping the oncoming close votes?
Mar
9
comment How do I deal with my players not roleplaying at all?
Related: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/6212/…
Mar
9
comment Are 3.5 homebrew races compatible with Pathfinder?
@Squish it's a step better than "random homebrew."