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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 How much to bend “the rules” about populating a world?
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revised How do I learn to become a good GM?
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revised How can I learn how to negotiate as an NPC?
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revised How can I avoid players spending too much time planning?
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revised What are the best ways to utilize Wisdom and Charisma?
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revised What is the scale of the Celwynvian map in Pathfinder #15
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answered What is the scale of the Celwynvian map in Pathfinder #15
May
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comment Why does (A)D&D change so much between editions?
I'm not totally sure this is a real question that fits this site. Where's the "practical, answerable question based on an actual problem that you face"? Seems like just an invitation to discussion that needs to get focused.
May
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comment What are the best ways to utilize Wisdom and Charisma?
If you're cloning D&D, just clone D&D. That "weirdness" is something folks are long used to. But if you want to change it, then see my answer.
May
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revised What are the advantages and disadvantages of develop in play (DIP) compared to develop at the start (DAS) character generation?
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May
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comment How effective would a mech be in a city environment?
I'm closing this to get more clarification. The answer is of course "it depends" heavily on many factors. Tech level of invaders and invadees, force disposition of invaders and invadees, nature and goals of the invaders and invadees, etc. Discussions of "how would mecha do, in a vacuum" are like discussions about how tanks or planes or whatever do in a vacuum - some are convinced they are ultra mega unstoppable things and others are convinced they will be meat for the beast. Question as it stands is random discussion fodder.
May
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comment How do I, as a DM, help a girl integrate into a group of all male role-players?
Yeah, @Archwillow, you jump from "She came and enjoyed herself" to "The issue isn't helped..." What is the issue? What exactly is the problem that's occurring that you're looking for help on? If it's "she enjoyed herself but said that..." or "she enjoyed herself but I noticed the guys were..." You need to say it.
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revised What are the best ways to utilize Wisdom and Charisma?
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revised What are the best ways to utilize Wisdom and Charisma?
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answered What are the best ways to utilize Wisdom and Charisma?
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comment How do I, as a DM, help a girl integrate into a group of all male role-players?
None of this meets our Good Subjective, Bad Subjective critera that SSD warned about in the highly rated comment on the Q...
May
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revised D&D 2E Ranger/Druid Multiclassing Combination - Alignment Conflict
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comment How do I, as a DM, help a girl integrate into a group of all male role-players?
@Archwillow if, however, you amended your question to note any real problems you are having, this can easily be reopened.
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revised D&D 2E Ranger/Druid Multiclassing Combination - Alignment Conflict
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answered D&D 2E Ranger/Druid Multiclassing Combination - Alignment Conflict