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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
12
comment What is a good way to get regular people interested in D&D?
Putting on hold for some clarification. Do you specifically want to attract non-gamers to an existing gaming group? Or to form a new one? Why, is it because you can't attract existing gamers or don't want to? Are you trying to attract people in general, or are you interested in specific persons you know (ie: your friends, your girlfriend, your family,...)? Do you actually mean D&D or RPGs in general? And (whatever the answer) why?
Jul
12
comment What is a good way to get regular people interested in D&D?
Hmm I thought this might be a duplicate of rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/840/… but the answers to that one suck and are about recruiting existing players despite the question. Proceed!
Jul
11
comment Does Pathfinder significantly fix known problems with the Monk class?
As a side note on the one problem you actually mentioned initially, in Pathfinder all characters are proficient with their unarmed strike/natural weapons. (d20pfsrd.com/equipment---final/weapons)
Jul
11
comment How to make a game enjoyable for a monk?
Please take discussion over site comment policy and communal editing to meta or chat.
Jul
10
revised How do I run a successful and engaging campaign without combat?
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Jul
10
comment How do I run a successful and engaging campaign without combat?
Nope, magic. 3.5e PHB, combat section is 25 pages, magic and spells section 127 pages. Can I play a session of D&D where no one casts a spell? Anyway, this isn't improving anything, take it to chat if you really want to discuss.
Jul
10
revised How to make a game enjoyable for a monk?
added 1097 characters in body
Jul
10
comment How do I run a successful and engaging campaign without combat?
@Zachiel that's a ridiculous claim. If we have a fight and there's no spellcasting so we're not exercising the magic rules, are we "not using D&D?" So if we have a D&D game where we don't exercise the combat rules, it's also "not D&D?" That's farcical. Consider reading a D&D manual (not 4e, I guess); there's a bunch of other rules in there to use for exploration and interpersonal and everything else this question talks about.
Jul
10
revised How to make a game enjoyable for a monk?
fixed that for you. See our comment policy if you're confused.
Jul
10
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
9
comment How can I judge if combat in a dungeon room attracts attention?
@GrandmasterB and that's still an important thing about the world - in that case the players should be able to hear the sound of those fights and gain intel thereby.
Jul
9
comment How can I judge if combat in a dungeon room attracts attention?
Also, let them use sound against their opponents - they should be able to figure stuff out by sound themselves.
Jul
9
revised Rogue Talent: Offensive Defense
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Jul
9
comment Does Pathfinder significantly fix known problems with the Monk class?
Thanks for the edit but it's still a bit much "Did everything anyone anywhere on the Internet thinks is wrong with the monk get fixed" which will just result in the same arguments you can read in the existing threads. What specific problem are you looking to solve? What problems do YOU have with the 3.5e monk?
Jul
9
reviewed Edit Target Creature description for Hallow/Unhallow
Jul
9
revised Target Creature description for Hallow/Unhallow
added links to the spells in question
Jul
9
revised How to make a game enjoyable for a monk?
added 616 characters in body
Jul
9
revised Several damage reduction clarifications for Pathfinder
edited title
Jul
9
comment Is FATE a suitable system for a dungeon crawl?
I would encourage people to only answer given the guidance on answering questions like this in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective - personal experience only please. "I'm sure it would be good" is off topic and will be deleted. Thanks.
Jul
9
revised Does Pathfinder significantly fix known problems with the Monk class?
removed flamebait wording