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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.


Sep
22
comment How can I get the most powerful animal companion in pathfinder?
not really. "table position?" Do you mean dps, or tanking, or... Making your animal companion "more powerful" is like asking for a build to make a "better fighter." It's completely arbitrary. At best you'll get some "well here's some general abilities to think about taking." There's pack druids that get bunches of companions, there's just going Summoner if you want the "butchest pet ever," there's actual companion archetypes from the new pets book Animal Archive... Improved Share Spells feat... etc. That's all I got for that general a req besides "read the books or something."
Sep
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
22
answered What are the rules for sleep in Pathfinder?
Sep
22
revised How do I make an optimal inflict wounds rogue in pathfinder?
edited tags
Sep
22
comment How can I get the most powerful animal companion in pathfinder?
Can you be more specific on what you want out of "most powerful?"
Sep
22
answered Can I throw a splash weapon into an unoccupied square?
Sep
21
comment Trouble with Player Travel!
Check rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/10446/… for a good related question on travel and making it interesting in ways other than "encounters."
Sep
21
comment How can a Shadowdancer use spring attack with Hide in Plain Sight?
Well, technically, it's the bonuses/penalties to the opponent's Perception - distance, light, etc. the usual.
Sep
20
revised Does the spell “Control Weather” create a mobile effect?
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Sep
20
revised Point of strength versus strength feat
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Sep
20
revised How can a Shadowdancer use spring attack with Hide in Plain Sight?
added 72 characters in body
Sep
20
answered How can a Shadowdancer use spring attack with Hide in Plain Sight?
Sep
20
comment Is Kalamar Campaign Setting official or 3rd party?
Since it's officially licensed (though under duress), this is what is known as a "second party" publisher. Had that clarified by a publisher on a podcast I was listening to recently. Compare en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_development_party
Sep
20
comment How do I handle moving to someone's back and attacking in GURPS?
It's not clear to me that there is another opponent in this case, the OP's question could be interpreted as a cheesy "you walk up to your one opponent solo, then run around to their back and hit them to get bonuses."
Sep
18
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
18
comment Rules system for playing out the details of founding and developing a city?
The Kingmaker rules were slightly expanded in Ultimate Campaign and are now on the d20pfsrd here: d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/other-rules/kingdom-building
Sep
17
revised Do you get skill points retroactively for increased Int?
added 467 characters in body
Sep
17
revised Can we add trains in D&D without breaking the world
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Sep
17
revised How can I clean a stained battlemat?
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