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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.


Oct
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revised What is Sandbox play?
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Oct
31
revised How do I make my role playing group a not exclusively male one?
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Oct
31
comment How does a DM handle time limits in-game?
+1, yeah, I'm like "what do you mean, it's after 13 hours of them doing stuff in game has elapsed. That can take 30 seconds or 3 game sessions, depending."
Oct
30
comment Best way to promote the Indie RPG I am developing
I agree that this is both on topic and a duplicate (unless it is expanded on greatly such that there would be a more specific answer based on its niche).
Oct
30
comment How can I strategise IC with the other players when my PC is stupid?
This question suddenly got good! Good edit @sevensideddie.
Oct
30
comment How to balance a very-low magic campaign
Many comments have been deleted as they have gone over the line to excessive/warring and noise. If you have contributed an answer, clearly you disagree with the other answers, there's no reason to comment on all of them with the content of your answer. If you're contributing 5+ comments, maybe you should write an answer instead. Thanks.
Oct
30
comment How can I strategise IC with the other players when my PC is stupid?
I believe answers already exist for a related question here: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/11856/how-can-i-play-dumb
Oct
30
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
30
revised Is Pathfinder selling better than D&D?
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Oct
29
comment Barbarian Revenant Half-Orc: How to roleplay
Hey, it's usually better to ask one question per question. Your question #2 isn't really directly related to all the background and whatnot and you should probably split it off and have this one focused on how to RP a half-orc revenant barbarian...
Oct
29
revised Barbarian Revenant Half-Orc: How to roleplay
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Oct
29
comment How to improvise
This question is too broad and inspires long essays in response. Per our help center, please try to craft this into a more practically answerable question by telling about your problem - what you've done, the specific problems you have, what you're looking to do.
Oct
29
comment How do I escape the Quicksand Box?
Related: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/5582/…
Oct
29
comment How do you get a DM to stop targeting you?
See meta to discuss why this question's gonna stay closed: meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/3178/…
Oct
28
comment What books comprise “Core” D&D3.5e?
+1, "it's what it says on the tin"
Oct
28
revised Are there items that can be worn under/in addition to armor that grant AC bonuses?
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Oct
27
comment First time ever playing soon, advice?
Definitely, in fact browse the new-players tag and then ask more questions about the problems you're having!
Oct
27
comment What role-playing games don't feature experience?
Hey Bob. See meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1475/…. There are thousands of extant RPGs and I would venture to say at least a third of them don't have XP per se. Some do advancement in other ways, some don't have advancement. We frown on list questions here, and you see the start of a hundred-long list below. If you can be more specific about what you want and why, what problem you're trying to solve? A game like X without XP, or different kinds of XP-less advancement mechanic?
Oct
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revised Which weapons are metal-hafted?
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Oct
26
answered Which weapons are metal-hafted?