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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
15
comment Stopping rule questions from overrunning encounters
Also related: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/158/…
Aug
15
comment Are there any problems with spies amongst the players?
Guys: If you have critiques/warnings about this approach, please couch them in an otherwise constructive answer; this comment thread comes across as negative.
Aug
15
comment Stopping rule questions from overrunning encounters
Related: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/6212/…
Aug
15
answered Are there any problems with spies amongst the players?
Aug
15
answered How do I transition my players from roll-playing to role-playing?
Aug
15
revised Suggestions for decreasing metagaming and increasing player immersion?
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Aug
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
13
comment Brilliant energy not all it's cracked up to be?
I think that would only be ironic if brilliant wasn't a deliberate light saber ripoff...
Aug
13
answered Brilliant energy not all it's cracked up to be?
Aug
13
answered What special ability do Improved Familiars give?
Aug
13
revised What skill to use to determine cause of death and analyse wounds?
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Aug
13
revised When the rules bog you down, how do you see past them?
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Aug
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
12
revised When the rules bog you down, how do you see past them?
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Aug
12
comment When the rules bog you down, how do you see past them?
Obviously, "get to roll unless it's patently impossible." And it's outside the rules in the sense of this question, as in it's actions not explicitly described by the rules. Maybe you try to explode a fire hydrant up at the helicopter, or shoot a power line so it fouls the rotors, or something else there's not "a rule for." Reread the question, it's about having specific actions/options enumerated in the rules causing you to feel constrained to only those actions/options. I am, shockingly, answering in the scope of the question.
Aug
11
comment When the rules bog you down, how do you see past them?
Yes. Or it's a Conan joke. One or the other. You might have to think about it for a couple more seconds before tooting your PC horn.
Aug
11
answered When the rules bog you down, how do you see past them?
Aug
10
comment RPG with background in ancient Europe (-1000 to 1000) close to reality
Ask yourself what would make a "best" answer. Is it most accurate historical accuracy? Is it volume of historical material in the actual game books? What actual problem are you trying to solve?
Aug
10
comment RPG with background in ancient Europe (-1000 to 1000) close to reality
Closed for a while to give you a chance to edit the question and make it more specific where it might have a best answer.
Aug
10
comment RPG with background in ancient Europe (-1000 to 1000) close to reality
System recommendation questions must be tightly scoped to be allowed on RPG.SE; see our System Recommendation Q&A Guidance for more. Closely define what you need and then answers must follow "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" criteria and only recommend what they have experience in and not just toss out Googled lists. In this case you haven't narrowed this down enough - there are hundreds of games that are historically based.