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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.


Apr
24
revised I'm fairly new to D&D but want to GM; where do I go from here?
edited title; edited tags
Apr
23
comment I'm fairly new to D&D but want to GM; where do I go from here?
Hello and welcome to RPG.SE. So you're mainly asking how to get started as a GM? We have a bunch of previous questions (see the new-gm and new-players tags) that may answer this for you...
Apr
23
revised How much greed is too much for a Chaotic Neutral character?
"rouge" is a kind of makeup.
Apr
22
comment Why does everyone carry a 10' pole?
Please direct complaining about question theory to meta.
Apr
22
comment Can I use old Masquerade supplemental material in Vampire: the Requiem?
@Jadasc that looks like the best answer to me!
Apr
22
comment My players almost die in my encounters every time. Does this mean my encounters are too hard?
Related: A PC dies every session - bad tactics or the normal outcome of adventuring?
Apr
18
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
18
revised What are the essential features of a successful evil campaign?
added 188 characters in body
Apr
18
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
17
comment Why Does Dresden Files Have Such a Large Page Count?
I had the same reaction to Spirit of the Century, the first FATE popularizer, which billed itself as a "pulp pick-up game" despite being 411 pages long. "Can you pick it up?" "Barely!" Wakka Wakka!
Apr
17
revised How does a DM correct the balance after accidentally giving the players too much gold?
added 1 characters in body
Apr
16
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
16
comment Pitfalls of using the optional 'XP for Gold' rule in a Basic D&D Retro Clone game?
"Would they level too fast" is as meaningless as asking "if I added a tablespoon of salt, would this be too salty?" It's a question of taste, and of suitability for something in particular. What feel do you want for your campaign, how fast do you want advancement to be? In its current form this question just pulls opinions.
Apr
16
comment Are there any examples of OGL retro-clones of non-D&D games?
Does not answer the question - he's asking for specific extant examples of this and the other possible approaches.
Apr
15
revised What are the essential features of a successful evil campaign?
added 2183 characters in body
Apr
14
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
14
awarded  Nice Answer