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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.


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revised Can a spellcaster use spell slots above their normal limit if their ability scores allow bonus spells of that level?
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comment Are there other RPGs with the phenomenon where the class that is stereotypically the best at something isn't the best at all?
There is no hint of a real problem in the question. We've closed many other questions along these lines or had them revamped from "tell me a bunch of RPGs that do X" into something more coherent. Digging in your heels won't get this question reopened.
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comment Are there other RPGs with the phenomenon where the class that is stereotypically the best at something isn't the best at all?
How can there be a "best example?" This is a list question and doesn't solve a real problem.
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answered How do you make an encounter actually match its CR level?
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comment How can I run a campaign in isolation without restricting access to items?
Also, warn the players about this aspect of the campaign concept up front so that they will take (or know it's unwise to not take) Craft skills and item creation feats.
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comment Are there any RPGs that realistically prioritize speed and reach in melee?
Yeah, closed as too broad - a pretty long list of games, mostly older, did this. Even 1e AD&D had weapon length, space required, speed factor, and more, see panzerleader.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/…. That kind of design has fallen out of currency.
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revised Where do I go after the Starter Set?
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revised Where do I go after the Starter Set?
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comment How can I play as a DM, and still have a character who keeps up in levels and can influence the story?
a) is already handled by the other linked questions and so the scope of this question needs to be constrained to b).
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answered How can I play as a DM, and still have a character who keeps up in levels and can influence the story?
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revised Where do I go after the Starter Set?
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answered Where do I go after the Starter Set?
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comment Party RPG (ala Werewolf)
As it stands this is too broad, but it sounds like you do have more requirements in there. Please specify how big a group, the whole campsite/dark thing, and any other restrictions so that we don't get "a list of every short form RPG ever."
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revised Spell Perfection disambiguation
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revised Spell Perfection disambiguation
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