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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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comment Creating new deities to suit the want of a player
What is the specific answerable question here? Seems like this is asking for random ideas, and that's sadly not what we use the SE format for here. (Hint: Fu Hsing, Chinese bat god of happiness, destiny, love, and success).
Dec
22
revised A card-based combat system
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22
revised How many BP do I give to my PCs to start a kingdom?
various grammar and spelling edits
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22
revised How many BP do I give to my PCs to start a kingdom?
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comment Does good alignment on characters mean they are not supposed to do unlawful things (for example stealing)?
I've taken a run at editing the question to be more objectively answered by focusing less on "is stealing not CG" and being more about the general problem of how a DM determines if an act fits an alignment and what they do about it.
Dec
22
revised Does good alignment on characters mean they are not supposed to do unlawful things (for example stealing)?
made more objectively answerable
Dec
22
comment How many BP do I give to my PCs to start a kingdom?
I guess, though one might as well handwave levels 1-3. And I think "unrest death spiral" is pretty much the expected fate of a goblin city. But the downtime rules, also in Ultimate Campaign, do have rules on building and organization creation that could be used as a higher resolution starting point to dovetail into this (for building the initial inn, etc.).
Dec
22
comment How many BP do I give to my PCs to start a kingdom?
Though I think for "goblin tribe" that is a desirable rate - is it really a good thing that "woot, the goblins have built a city the size of Magnimar in a year?"
Dec
22
comment How many BP do I give to my PCs to start a kingdom?
I understand what he means, but that is a false dichotomy. The rules can if carefully used go up from 0 BP. A PC is less likely to die if started at level 5; so if a level 1 PC dies is that "the DM's fault for not giving them more levels"?
Dec
22
comment How many BP do I give to my PCs to start a kingdom?
The rules are just as tenable starting low - if you don't make it profitable, you will go down regardless of initial investment.
Dec
22
revised How do I GM a character immeasurably more intelligent than myself?
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22
answered How many BP do I give to my PCs to start a kingdom?
Dec
22
comment Effect of jade contact on tainted individuals
Do keep in mind that either approach has the later challenge of provability - "grinding up something and putting it in the tea and then a couple people get hurt from it" could get them arrested for poisoning just as easily as getting the tainted individuals fingered, depending on who believes whom (and in Rokugan crime has a lot more to do with station and honor than "the truth of the matter"...)
Dec
22
answered How to house-rule re-locking a door using a lockpick?
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22
revised Pathfinder golem senses / sight
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revised Pathfinder golem senses / sight
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22
answered Pathfinder golem senses / sight
Dec
22
comment Does good alignment on characters mean they are not supposed to do unlawful things (for example stealing)?
Do not debate. This question is on thin subjective ice anyway - add your own answer if you disagree with someone's interpretation.
Dec
20
revised How can a cleric use a staff for implement powers?
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19
awarded  Enlightened