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bio website geek-related.com
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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.


Feb
17
comment What makes a character/creature/power/ability/etc. over-powered?
+1 oh snap Brian got out-theoried!
Feb
17
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
16
revised How do I Cleave as a Melee Basic Attack?
added 20 characters in body
Feb
16
comment How to mitigate glass cannon syndrome in Pathfinder?
Also - we don't want to suck so bad that we get murderized by our opponents (note we use prewritten Pathfinder adventures).
Feb
16
revised How to mitigate glass cannon syndrome in Pathfinder?
added 440 characters in body
Feb
16
revised What to do when your character is just too good?
added 116 characters in body
Feb
16
comment How to mitigate glass cannon syndrome in Pathfinder?
Well the problem is "just kinda suck" is probably way too vague guidance to give a group and have it come out OK. Maybe if it were backed by rubrics...
Feb
16
comment What to do when your character is just too good?
Most of our character sheets are on our campaign blog I linked (a couple only at certain levels, but many at each level). geek-related.com/session-summaries/jade-regent I think there's about a 30% disparity - I put that in the Q now (I had put it in there before but had some kind of SE hiccup that lost my last 5 minutes of edits before I posted, alas).
Feb
16
comment How to mitigate glass cannon syndrome in Pathfinder?
But you need everyone - the GM and every player - to all do this at once. As a GM, how do you get this to happen with the PCs as well?
Feb
16
revised How to mitigate glass cannon syndrome in Pathfinder?
added 284 characters in body
Feb
16
revised What to do when your character is just too good?
added 230 characters in body
Feb
16
asked How to mitigate glass cannon syndrome in Pathfinder?
Feb
16
asked What to do when your character is just too good?
Feb
16
revised Do touch spells crit via a natural weapon's crit range?
edited body; edited title
Feb
15
revised What dangers are there in having my GMPC be the recurring villain?
edited title
Feb
15
comment Tried all the existing advice, but players still never roleplay fear
"I tried it and it didn't work" isn't justification for a new question, that would be a dupe. In that case a questioner should go comment/bounty the existing question. However the distinction between "players feeling fear" and "roleplaying afraid characters" is sufficient. For further question validity discussion please open a meta question.
Feb
15
revised How is HD determined in Animate Dead?
added 16 characters in body
Feb
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on
Feb
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on
Feb
14
revised What dangers are there in having my GMPC be the recurring villain?
added 56 characters in body; edited title