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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.


May
2
comment Can the GM give control over a support NPC to the players?
Agree, this is a better system-agnostic question - there's little meaningful difference in "does the GM let the players also run NPCs sometimes" from game to game.
May
2
comment How do I read these attacks?
Hey @John - we kinda frown on asking questions that are basic "in the book" questions here. I'm glad ObliviousSage helped you out but before flooding the site with too many questions you may want to get more comfortable with the game rules as printed and then ask. It's why your questions aren't getting many upvotes, read the hover-over on the vote up to see the criteria - "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear."
May
2
comment What use is a car, with no infrastructure?
Closed question does not mean "keep answering in the comments," @Ryno.
Apr
29
revised What system or sourcebooks should I use to run a pre Roman, Celtic Britain campaign?
edited tags
Apr
29
comment What RPG systems are Designed for a “Traditional” Call of Cthulhu Scenario
OK, so now this isn't a duplicate. Is it, however, a "practical, answerable question based on actual problems that you face"? I know we have a contest on but I don't want to see a lot of seeded questions garnering trivia for its own sake. Why do you need this, what end is it serving?
Apr
29
comment How to handle the PCs within a large military?
Related: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/7414/…
Apr
29
revised What RPG systems are Designed for a “Traditional” Call of Cthulhu Scenario
edited tags
Apr
29
comment What RPG systems are Designed for a “Traditional” Call of Cthulhu Scenario
I'm torn on whether to close this as a duplicate of rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/5025/…;, a bad old list style question itself, or because it's too vague of a question. What is the real problem you're trying to solve? This sounds like a system-recommendation question which should adhere to RPG.SE's system-rec guidelines on our Meta. In fact, I'm going to close this while clarification happens so we don't pull bad answers in the meantime.
Apr
29
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
28
comment Any free and private wiki-like services for campaign tracking?
Yes, per my "how we do recommendations here" comment on the question above - if you haven't used/seen these used for campaign tracking you shouldn't be putting them in your answer. You explicitly say you have no experience with 2 of your 4 suggestions and it's unclear what you've done with the other 2.
Apr
28
revised How To Divide Up Loot?
added 495 characters in body
Apr
28
revised Any free and private wiki-like services for campaign tracking?
edited title
Apr
28
comment Any free and private wiki-like services for campaign tracking?
Let me remind everyone about "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" rules on this SE - you should be recommending things that you have experience with or have seen used for RPG campaign tracking, not "I saw something on the Interwebs that might be nice." Treat any recommendation question like a system-recommendation even if it's not asking for a system.
Apr
28
revised How To Divide Up Loot?
added 130 characters in body
Apr
27
answered Any free and private wiki-like services for campaign tracking?
Apr
27
comment Melee Egoist Build
You may want to clarify what third party product(s) you are using for this since there are no official Pathfinder psionics rules.
Apr
27
revised How To Divide Up Loot?
added 864 characters in body
Apr
26
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
26
comment How do I play D&D 4e gridless (but still on tabletop)?
Gotcha, fair enough.
Apr
26
comment How do I play D&D 4e gridless (but still on tabletop)?
This does not even attempt to answer the question.