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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.


Oct
17
comment Properly describing enemies: how much detail to provide?
Given the fact that they are deliberately emulating "all previous versions of D&D," I suspect that once the DMG is out and magic items are explained you'll have the opportunity to look like Elric again.
Oct
17
revised Properly describing enemies: how much detail to provide?
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Oct
17
answered Properly describing enemies: how much detail to provide?
Oct
17
comment How do I challenge my PCs who fight every battle like Mongol horse archers?
Please do not answer in comments. Comments on questions are for clarification and improvement of the question itself.
Oct
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
17
revised What to do when a great idea comes too soon?
added 1 character in body
Oct
17
comment How to distinguish between arcane and divine spellcasters?
If we have to explain the rules of a game system to someone in the comments, then they probably shouldn't be contemplating answering. Or answering in comments, which is two strikes.
Oct
17
comment How to distinguish between arcane and divine spellcasters?
We do not disallow links to dndtools. It's fine to encourage people not to do them but there's not a "rule against them" that would cause me to take moderator action. Having said that, comments aren't for tangential discussion, so I'm deleting comments that fit that description.
Oct
17
comment Does the Sapphire Hierarch's prereq “Access to the law domain” require actually choosing the domain?
Pelor "has" the Sun domain. You "have access to" it.
Oct
17
comment What's the name of the AD&D module with the parasitic worms in the rubble?
This sounds like every Gygax module ever.
Oct
17
comment Saboteur Alchemist Bore Bomb Discovery
This isn't really relevant to the question - he's not asking if it stacks with other discoveries.
Oct
17
comment Saboteur Alchemist Bore Bomb Discovery
Although per d20pfsrd.com/equipment---final/damaging-objects#TOC-Hardness energy damage is halved before being applied to an object. So it's 1/2 (bomb damage + Int) + 1/level - 1/2 hardness = damage taken.
Oct
17
answered What to do when a great idea comes too soon?
Oct
17
revised What to do when a great idea comes too soon?
added 2 characters in body
Oct
17
comment What does a Ideal Sword look like, built with modern technology?
Sorry, this is definitely off topic for the site. Though there may be a high crossover between RPG gamers and sword fetishists, that doesn't make it part of the site scope.
Oct
16
revised Does Magic Missile really always hit a creature of choice?
added 118 characters in body
Oct
16
revised What is Spell DC?
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Oct
15
comment Does being prone affect your Combat Maneuver Defense (CMD)?
I'm not clear what the confusion is but I put the exact quotes from those links into the answer.
Oct
15
comment How to reward players that come prepared for non-combat, non-RP situations? I.e., real life
@SevenSidedDie - come on man, let's lay off the comment discussion. You're a veteran, you know the score.
Oct
15
revised Dragon Magazine's Martial Monk
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