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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
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
Nov
3
comment Looking for Role playing games with interesting social mechanics
This is a bit of a list question. It does seem like it fits into a narrow category of questions where people are looking for ideas of different stuff (social mechanics, dice mechanics, etc.). As a result I think we'll allow it but Community Wiki it.
Nov
3
revised How can I strategise IC with the other players when my PC is stupid?
edited title
Nov
3
revised Introducing an unorthodox setting the players know NOTHING about
deleted 48 characters in body; edited title
Nov
3
revised How would I handle the mechanical repercussions of removing alignment?
added 232 characters in body
Nov
3
comment Easy to GM Harry Potter RPG
Apparently no one reads our game-rec guidance. Sorry, the way we prevent recommendation questions on this site from degenerating into the "my favorite system is" noise found on forums is to focus on answers that have specifically done what they are asking about. Most of the answers here don't indicate any actual attempts at doing it and just recommend "good systems" and thus I am deleting them.
Nov
2
revised Can an Alchemist use Two-Weapon Fighting with bombs?
fixed link
Nov
1
comment Feedback for a Point Buy System for Spellcreation/Research
Whoops sorry, hit reopen accidentally. So this could be an answerable question, though on our Meta people express strong preference for you to have used the rules in play before springing them on us - meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/987/… and meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/942/… and meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/2912/…. I think talking with people in chat would be better during this phase.
Nov
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revised Feedback for a Point Buy System for Spellcreation/Research
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Nov
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comment Feedback for a Point Buy System for Spellcreation/Research
This isn't a forum guys, please keep it to the format.
Oct
31
revised Overly strong level 1 barbarian
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Oct
31
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.