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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
7
revised Can I throw a Snowball made of fire?
added 227 characters in body
Nov
7
answered Can I throw a Snowball made of fire?
Nov
7
comment Does the Ring of Animal Friendship allow a save?
It's at-will. So there's little preventing you from having an army of animal buddies except patience.
Nov
7
answered Does the Ring of Animal Friendship allow a save?
Nov
5
revised Can a warforged just walk through quicksand?
edited tags
Nov
5
reviewed Leave Closed Free-floating magical effects and planetary rotation
Nov
5
reviewed Leave Open How do I let players know that not every encounter has to be hack and slash?
Nov
5
reviewed Close What's the best way to deal with a group that combines lazy and proactive players?
Nov
5
revised Summoning, Unsummoning and Familiars
added 9 characters in body
Nov
4
answered European Medieval Fantasy RPG with an appropriate setting, minimal bookkeeping, random characters, and simple rules?
Nov
4
revised How do I quit a long-term game gracefully?
added 23 characters in body; edited title
Nov
4
revised Roleplaying play-by-post game for one
edited tags
Nov
2
comment What happens to a ranger when her alignment changes to CN in 3.5?
OK, so clearly as answered here, in 3.5 by default there is no alignment restriction for rangers. It's a legitimate thing to import as a house rule from older editions into newer ones, but yes, probably asking a separate question that actually says that you are doing that would be better.
Nov
1
comment What approaches are there to lessen or eliminate reliance upon dice in an RPG?
Y'all want to explain this sudden, tardy close?
Nov
1
comment What's the reasoning behind the weapon restrictions on AD&D 2e's mage?
Plus, Strength. Crossbows require a good amount of strength to use - they are heavy, and the pull requires a mix of strength and equipment - even an advanced windlass type one (assuming higher tech than D&D usually does) isn't something Raistlin could do in a timely manner. Class is often used as a shortcut for "strong or not strong" etc. in 1e AD&D because of the minimum stat requirements and generally low ability scores of characters (compared to later versions).
Oct
31
answered Are spells that must overcome Spell Resistance worthwhile?
Oct
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
29
answered Creating an easily-defeatable dragon
Oct
29
comment Why are Dragons “Always X” alignment?
@Charles that Gold dragons are Asiatic, or the entire answer? I was responding to the answer not GMJoe's comment. If the latter, providing references would help improve this answer.
Oct
29
revised Creating an easily-defeatable dragon
added 82 characters in body