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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.


Jul
15
comment Player has little faith in DM, unhappy with in-game events, acts stubborn, obstructing game play
Answer in your own answers please, these comments got flagged as too chatty.
Jul
15
revised What does “minmax” mean?
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Jul
15
answered What does “minmax” mean?
Jul
15
revised Are partially charged wands generally purchasable?
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Jul
15
revised Adjusting Stats for Higher Level party
rolled back to a previous revision
Jul
15
comment Adjusting Stats for Higher Level party
Are you sure you mean D&D 3.5? There's no "giant" spider there's "monstrous" spiders and they come in varying size and CR already. d20srd.org/srd/monsters/monstrousSpider.htm A Huge one is CR5.
Jul
15
revised Adjusting Stats for Higher Level party
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Jul
15
comment Are partially charged wands generally purchasable?
@thedarkwanderer wands, like all gear, are part of the world, not part of your character. You can't buy a normal horse in a place in the world there's no horse either. Just because it's in the book (or in this case, "is possible by the book") doesn't mean you are entitled to buy it. One some level D&D is still meant to simulate an authentic world, and the exact charge-to-gp-minmax-doodad isn't always lying around. You can always commission them to be made and at the cost of a couple days' time stop a GM from taking a dislike to you by demanding to buy the exact gear you want off the rack.
Jul
14
comment Can the warlock use his familiar as the point of origin for telepathy?
Please answer in answers not comments.
Jul
13
comment How Can I Re-Skin the Hacker in A Medieval Game of Leverage?
Agreed. You could always go alchemist or something if you wanted it to be more fantasy, but in terms of realistic medieval, forging papers and documents is totally powerful. People don't understand how much bureaucracy has run our lives since ancient times.
Jul
13
revised How do you make loremaster characters more than just a GM mouthpiece?
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Jul
13
comment What tabletop system should I use? (specific details inside)
Do not answer in comments, especially on a closed question.
Jul
11
answered How to deal with a GM who does not tell us everything?
Jul
11
answered How do I help my group stop derailing our GM’s set-piece battles?
Jul
11
comment Is this Dex/Int build Viable for a PVP arena playing primarily vs Glass-Cannon Casters
Do you intend to answer twice, or did you want to edit your other answer?
Jul
11
revised How many levels should I remove from a 14th level Witch if I want to add 5 Mythic Tiers to her?
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Jul
10
comment How long does it take for owlbears to mature?
I disagree. As a D&D player myself, I know that information like that is pretty rare and I'd be happy with anything from any D&D edition that actually got into that amount of depth. If the OP or anyone votes to re-open I'd pile on.
Jul
10
revised Is it legal to write and publish a novel based on a pre-existing campaign or setting?
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Jul
9
comment How long does it take for owlbears to mature?
As this is "ecology" fluff, I am not sure the specific version really is relevant here.
Jul
9
revised Is it legal to write and publish a novel based on a pre-existing campaign or setting?
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