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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.


Jul
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comment Are there any fan-made Adventure Time RPGs?
Hey, please read our guidance on system-rec questions. So that they don't just degenerate into people pushing their favorite system all the time (Bad Subjective), we require answers to have experience with doing what it is the question's asking. "I'm sure system X would be great" is therefore not a legit answer; "I have used or seen system X used to do it" is.
Jul
17
comment Are there any fan-made Adventure Time RPGs?
Come on SSD, you know the system-rec rules...
Jul
17
comment Are there any fan-made Adventure Time RPGs?
As this is a system-recommendation question, please adhere to both the FAQ and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and on our Meta. In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience and contain references and examples whenever possible.
Jul
17
reviewed Approve Are there any fan-made Adventure Time RPGs?
Jul
17
comment Awarding Experience for out-of-game activities, bias towards players with more time, how to fix?
People don't like answers that challenge their dearly held ideas about how the world should work with information about how the world does work...
Jul
17
answered Is Energy Drain a full round action?
Jul
17
comment Last-minute system-related second thoughts before starting a game
Related: Can D&D Fourth Edition be played effectively in a non-gamist manner?
Jul
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
15
comment How do I handle lengthy (days+) actions without slowing the game
Edited my further response into the answer.
Jul
15
answered How to make skill use on investigations “important” but failure not derail the plot?
Jul
15
revised How do I handle lengthy (days+) actions without slowing the game
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Jul
15
comment How do I run a dungeon crawl, communicating how various rooms/passages look?
Switched this from a 13th Age to a system agnostic question at OP's request, though that may not be the best thing to do (see Should I use a narrow system tag, or go broad if possible and use system-agnostic?).
Jul
15
revised How do I run a dungeon crawl, communicating how various rooms/passages look?
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Jul
15
revised Awarding Experience for out-of-game activities, bias towards players with more time, how to fix?
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Jul
15
answered Awarding Experience for out-of-game activities, bias towards players with more time, how to fix?
Jul
15
comment How do I handle lengthy (days+) actions without slowing the game
Just because "the world is alive and things are happening" doesn't mean that the PCs always have to be traveling to smite something every week of their lives. This system is abstracted enough that it can work through a week of downtime quickly, let everyone feel like they had something valuable to do, and then get back on the adventure trail all synced up. But it also allows for time to do some story continuity, it's "working an 8 hour day" so the PCs can wander about town and make inquiries and roleplay and stuff. "No downtime ever" is unrealistic and a questionable goal.
Jul
15
answered D&D 3.5E Campaign that supports a large number of PC players
Jul
15
answered How do I handle lengthy (days+) actions without slowing the game
Jul
15
revised D&D 3.5E Campaign that supports a large number of PC players
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Jul
15
revised What are the mechanics for monsters trying to force a door shut when PCs are in the way?
added 16 characters in body