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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
8
revised How much of an issue is “Linear Fighters, Quadratic Wizards” in 2nd edition AD&D?
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May
8
awarded  Nice Answer
May
7
answered How much of an issue is “Linear Fighters, Quadratic Wizards” in 2nd edition AD&D?
May
7
comment How does one kill a deity?
Here's the trick to answering a question like this where there's not a canonical answer. Answering with your own pet theories on how to kill a god = opinion based. Answering with "It doesn't say" = not opinion based. The question itself is legitimate, though it might 'tend to pull' opinions from the naughty.
May
7
comment How does one kill a deity?
And you've read this where exactly?
May
6
revised Does going outside of range or line of sight after casting a spell have any effect?
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May
6
revised Is there a way to affect mindless creatures with mind-affecting spells or powers?
added 293 characters in body
May
1
revised Critical combat maneuver?
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May
1
comment Critical combat maneuver?
No arguing in comments please.
May
1
comment Are risks of non-combat death exciting or just frustrating and discouraging?
Hello and welcome. The problem with questions like this is that they just pull personal opinions on how people like to do it, which may not be relevant to your group and their playstyle. Rather than "is it better" you could ask "what are the pros/cons/effects in play of doing X" or "given a good bit more detail on my group and its playstyle, would this be effective"...
May
1
comment Should the DM allow characters an equal opportunity to flee or avoid an encounter?
Don't answer or debate in comments. Also, this question is on the edge of being closed as "too opinion-based" - answers should explain how to make this determination given the group and other factors, not just give your personal opinion on the decision. The couple really good answers are staying my close for the time being.
Apr
30
comment Is there a paper/manuscript explaining the theory behind AnyDice?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not within the scope of RPGs.
Apr
29
answered Where do you pick up on a class after taking a prestige class?
Apr
29
revised Class level vs. Character level vs. “my” level
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Apr
29
comment Optimal 5e warlock for DPR/AC with blade pact no multiclass
I see there's some close votes already, you may want to review meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1639/… to make sure you're asking a build question in a way we can help with.
Apr
28
comment How do you stop a group fight?
Related: What is "my guy syndrome" and how do I handle it?
Apr
28
revised I think the DM is trying to drive the group apart
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Apr
28
comment Why are there no skill descriptions in the 5E players handbook?
Hello and welcome. You are probably getting downvotes because questions that are trivially answered by the book count under the downvote criteria, which is "This question shows no research effort." But don't take it too hard, you got an answer after all...
Apr
28
revised I think the DM is trying to drive the group apart
added 46 characters in body
Apr
28
answered I think the DM is trying to drive the group apart