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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.


Nov
10
comment Introducing an unorthodox setting the players know NOTHING about
-1 Sorry, but "I've never done it" means this answer is invalid given SE guidance on what makes good answers (having done it).
Nov
10
comment What systems use interesting questions to inspire character backgrounds?
Closing as this isn't really a good game-rec question. You're looking for techniques not games, and we frown on lists and like things people have actually used. I suggest refactoring this question into the form "What is the thing X you have used/seen used most successfully for detailed purpose Y?" Where X is character background creation, and Y you could flesh out more.
Nov
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
9
revised What do I do about PCs using Con damage to “nuke” bosses?
added 222 characters in body
Nov
9
answered What do I do about PCs using Con damage to “nuke” bosses?
Nov
8
reviewed Approve Can I make multiple extra melee attacks with one crit?
Nov
8
revised How do ambush perception mechanics work?
edited title
Nov
8
comment What diceless tabletop RPG techniques are there?
This is an older question whose answers are pretty bad, being a list of games rather than an exploration of diceless techniques. Since we have a newer question on this, I'll bounty it to get it cleaned up (a lot of the existing answers should be deleted probably, for just listing a game rather than really answering with techniques first).
Nov
8
comment What RPGs that don't have randomization mechanisms exist?
This is an effective duplicate of a previous question - which is kinda good, because we don't like list questions especially game-list questions. The previous one kinda squeaked through by asking about existing techniques and not just a list of games. I encourage people to add on there.
Nov
8
comment Introducing an unorthodox setting the players know NOTHING about
OK. You have to be careful when giving "don't do that" answers to questions to really have a compelling point. I don't think you do in this case.
Nov
8
comment How do ambush perception mechanics work?
Have you read d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/combat#TOC-Surprise ?
Nov
8
comment Introducing an unorthodox setting the players know NOTHING about
I'm unclear how this answers the question.
Nov
7
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
7
comment Superhero Game System
As this is a game-recommendation question, please adhere to both the FAQ and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and the guidance on recommendation questions on our Meta. In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience and contain references and examples whenever possible.
Nov
7
comment Superhero Game System
Hi! I like this question but it needs to be more focused. There are hundreds of superheroes games out there, and what "modeling superheroes" means is very different to different people (hence Champions and Icons). The way this is currently stated it will just get "everyone who has a supers game they like." Please add more requirements per our usual game-rec guidance (which I will add next). The question @Zimul8r links is a good example of being more specific.
Nov
7
comment Is the “Shadow Step” spell redundant?
Comment semi-argument thread deleted. Please offer alternate answers or use comments for suggesting concrete improvements to this one.
Nov
6
answered Pathfinder perception at night seems too easy
Nov
5
comment Can you have an evil character in a party of good PCs?
Welcome to the site! Please read through the help center. This question is pretty vague and you might benefit from reading through related questions on the site. rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/2478/… is probably a duplicate.
Nov
5
awarded  gm-techniques
Nov
4
answered Introducing an unorthodox setting the players know NOTHING about