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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.


Dec
22
revised How can GMs make their game worlds more inclusive?
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Dec
22
comment Gelatinous Cube damage
Yeah, seems pretty clear by the GC description - d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/monster-listings/oozes/gelatinous-cube
Dec
20
comment As a player, how can I help the GM when the game goes out of control?
The game is 85% (or so, depending on how many total players you have in the group) theirs. They might be acting out, but I suspect it's expectation mismatch.
Dec
20
revised As a player, how can I help the GM when the game goes out of control?
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Dec
19
revised Where did exceptional (“percentile”) strength come from?
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Dec
19
revised As a player, how can I help the GM when the game goes out of control?
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Dec
19
answered As a player, how can I help the GM when the game goes out of control?
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
18
revised As an experienced GM, what pitfalls should I watch out for?
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Dec
18
awarded  system-agnostic
Dec
18
revised How to handle lack of PC communication?
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Dec
18
revised How does a player correct a GM mistake without being a rules lawyer or pushover?
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Dec
18
revised How do I roleplay an intelligent character?
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Dec
18
revised What games are out there that could be played in a single night, with no prep?
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Dec
18
revised How do you run a political campaign?
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Dec
18
comment How to design game elements other than combat?
@Pulsehead please consider editing relevant stuff from this comment thread into your answer; the comments will be pruned soon.
Dec
18
comment How do underground tunnels stay up? Is it possible to dig under a castle wall without magic to support the tunnel?
Specifically regarding the issue of supports, I'll add that braces were sometimes used sufficiently, sometimes not (leading to catastrophic collapses) - a function of how skilled the sappers were and how much resource/money the army was willing to spend on it. The opposition, if they detect it, may try to blow it up/flood it with water/etc.
Dec
17
revised How do you deal with a drunk player who refuses to participate?
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Dec
17
revised How do you deal with a drunk player who refuses to participate?
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Dec
17
revised What is the point of a spell component pouch?
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