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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 What are the best RPG bestiary books containing monsters inspired by East Asian cultures?
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revised What are the best RPG bestiary books containing monsters inspired by East Asian cultures?
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May
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answered What are the best RPG bestiary books containing monsters inspired by East Asian cultures?
May
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comment Can anyone teach a new player to play Pathfinder?
Welcome. Read the core book and then check out questions with the new-players tag, especially the linked question. Then feel free and ask specific questions you have! Also feel free and join us in chat (if someone else would be so kind as to vote up your question so you'll have the 10 rep required).
May
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revised Is the Greenbound Summoning Feat as powerful as it looks, or am I missing something?
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answered Is the Greenbound Summoning Feat as powerful as it looks, or am I missing something?
May
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comment In RAW how can I manipulate animal's attitude while magically speaking with them?
"Interpretation of something unclear" != "homebrew." What is Handle Animal even in the rules for then? NPC horse trainers?
May
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revised What, precisely, happens when you apply the Chain Spell metamagic feat to the Chain Lightning Spell?
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May
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comment Who popularised the abbreviation of XP for experience points? Was it Basic D&D?
Discuss question validity here: meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/2928/…
May
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comment In RAW how can I manipulate animal's attitude while magically speaking with them?
Oh I agree it's poorly worded - so the way my groups always use it is common sense. Animal Handling for animal int, Diplomacy for intelligent folks. Is "use Animal Handling to deal with animals" really so controversial that it's a negatively voted item? You so crazy!
May
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comment In RAW how can I manipulate animal's attitude while magically speaking with them?
Read it carefully, it is used for a variety of things and makes several domesticated/wild distinctions therein.
May
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answered In RAW how can I manipulate animal's attitude while magically speaking with them?
May
25
comment Tips for combining Gumshoe/Lorefinder with improv/Lazy GMing?
You probably can, but GUMSHOE is definitely based around Laws' ideas of planning out a dramatic structure carefully.
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May
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comment How do Mushroom Vest and Boots of the Cat work together?
If you are looking for fluff justifications/descriptions, you need to ask harder for that.
May
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answered How to get a new player to understand the time investment of a table top RPG
May
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revised How does sneak attack work for ranged rogues after surprise round?
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revised How does sneak attack work for ranged rogues after surprise round?
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revised How does sneak attack work for ranged rogues after surprise round?
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May
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comment What attack rolls does a TWF 3 Rogue/1 White-haired Witch get?
You are grappling them with a reach of 5', just not gaining the grappled condition and its penalties. Any non-computer GM isn't going to let you wander off while you maintain the grapple.