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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.


Nov
15
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
13
comment Is studying rules and pointing out which ones we've stretched or broken ok?
+1 for "watch for eye rolling" - depending on how you communicate and how they take it this behavior could be taken anywhere from "blameless retrospectives" to "smartypants who loves to point out everything I did wrong every single game session."
Nov
13
comment Is studying rules and pointing out which ones we've stretched or broken ok?
Highly related: How does a player correct a GM mistake without being a rules lawyer or a pushover?
Nov
12
comment Can you use readied actions to avoid being hit
@Jason_c_o you are confusing readying with delaying
Nov
12
revised Why would I ever choose rolling hit points?
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Nov
12
comment Ready Action to 5-foot step a Reach Weapon
Please stop arguing in comments.
Nov
12
comment Can you use readied actions to avoid being hit
And clarify your example #1 - your opponent can take a five foot step and full attack just fine. They can't full attack at the end of an otherwise normal movement. Do you mean only in the case that they are 5' away at the start of the round and they try to 5' step to you?
Nov
12
comment Why would I ever choose rolling hit points?
Stop arguing in comments.
Nov
12
revised An in-print superhero game system which is descriptor-based?
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Nov
11
comment Is there a real use for the Medicine skill in D&D 5e?
I see this rolled most frequently as a forensics check... "What killed this guy?"
Nov
11
revised Our ranger has too many skill ranks for his skills
edited title
Nov
10
revised How does one avoid a bottleneck of enemies in a doorway?
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Nov
10
revised How does one avoid a bottleneck of enemies in a doorway?
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Nov
10
comment How can I get mic-shy players invested in roleplaying over Skype?
Yeah, this seems to be general engagement advice but not at all specific to the speaking component - this answer would work to the exact opposite question of "how do I drive engagement in text-only play," for example.
Nov
10
comment How does one avoid a bottleneck of enemies in a doorway?
Ha, you must have different players than I do, running forward into tactically suboptimal positions is a favorite PC hobby.
Nov
10
comment How to hire freelance writers for my self-published RPG who will adhere to my canon?
That's enough commenting on this question. Open a meta question if there is debate about question validity. Thanks.
Nov
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
10
revised Does an intelligence boost retroactively give skill points?
edited title
Nov
10
comment When creatures provide cover against attacks, can they be hit?
Quod erat demonstrandum, baby.
Nov
10
revised How to hire freelance writers for my self-published RPG who will adhere to my canon?
deleted 170 characters in body; edited title