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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.


Aug
30
comment Low-random, low-dice fantasy rpg system
As this is a system-recommendation question, please adhere to both the FAQ and the rules for subjective questions as outlined in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective. In particular, all responses should be based on actual experience and contain references and examples whenever possible.
Aug
30
comment Game-within-a-Game Cross-Genre Ideas
Allow me to remind everyone of our system-recommendation answer guidelines - do not toss out opinions. Answer with systems you have used to accomplish this task. Too many OT answers and the question will be closed. meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1070/…
Aug
30
revised Penalties for being drunk?
edited title
Aug
30
comment When to use scarce resources in combat?
I don't think this carries over to many other systems. I have concerns about using scarce resources in GUMSHOE, for example, but these answers are completely off point for that system. Would be better just tagged 4e.
Aug
30
comment When to use scarce resources in combat?
Not answering the question as it's been clarified...
Aug
30
comment Penalties for being drunk?
Except it's more temporary and comes off more quickly (drunk doesn't last a week...)
Aug
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
30
accepted Relationship Mechanics for D&D/Pathfinder?
Aug
30
comment Relationship Mechanics for D&D/Pathfinder?
Best answer, but too hard without decent tooling. yEd/etc for the loss. Tool recommendations are welcome here: geek-related.com/2012/01/24/i-need-a-relationship-mapping-tool
Aug
30
comment A class like the “Action Survivor” trope
Maybe; it's ambiguous.
Aug
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Penalties for being drunk?
Aug
29
answered A class like the “Action Survivor” trope
Aug
29
comment How would I go about publishing the RPGs I've created?
These are three different questions that would probably get better and more comprehensive answers if posted that way.
Aug
29
revised What do I need to do to make Ghostwalk 3.5 compatible?
deleted 116 characters in body
Aug
29
revised Can I increase my size with a +1 template?
added 8 characters in body
Aug
28
answered Can I increase my size with a +1 template?
Aug
28
revised What are the major differences between D&D 3.0 and D&D 3.5
edited title
Aug
28
comment Any advice on how to design a good dungeon?
Hey man. I respect what you're trying to get at here, but you need to break this down into more discrete and answerable questions - this is a big mass that's just going to pull random answers. "How do I organize maps," "How do I impart a tense, mildly creepy atmosphere to a dungeon," etc. are more scoped. Please read our FAQ, we deal in questions and answers, if a question's answers boil down to "ramble on at random about your theory of DMing" they're not on topic.
Aug
28
answered What do I need to do to make Ghostwalk 3.5 compatible?
Aug
27
comment Techniques for Different Length Game Sessions
Agreed. Please mull over for a moment what your real problem is and what people could tell you that would help you. How other busy professionals schedule in their gaming? What's the most effective length of a game session in your experience? Etc. I would defend the latter against claims of subjectivity, and I suspect it's what the above is trying to get at, but it's asking weird other questions instead.