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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.


Jun
18
revised Replacement for a Samurai Mount in a Dungeon-Crawler
added 20 characters in body
Jun
18
comment How can I tell how powerful an NPC is without being explicitly told?
I hear you, but "I made it suck because it was written in the adventure that way" is not a legitimate excuse for a DM.
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
revised How can I tell how powerful an NPC is without being explicitly told?
added 124 characters in body
Jun
17
revised How can I tell how powerful an NPC is without being explicitly told?
added 195 characters in body
Jun
17
comment How do I cater to the Three Stooges and good roleplayers at the same time?
While there is a legitimate playstyle where the GM does all the rules work for the group, portraying it as "the right way" to play is in poor taste IMO. This answer would be a lot better with simply editing all the absolutist statements into "here's a way you could do it."
Jun
17
revised How can I tell how powerful an NPC is without being explicitly told?
added 136 characters in body
Jun
17
answered How can I tell how powerful an NPC is without being explicitly told?
Jun
17
answered I keep forgetting about lighting in the heat of a session. How do I remember my notes?
Jun
17
comment Is the “+1” in “Long Sword +1” for OOC use only?
The technical people still don't understand their world works on the d20 system.
Jun
17
revised Betrayed by my GM; how can I respond?
Not appropriate terms for use here per established siet policy. See http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/q/3573/2100
Jun
17
comment How do I cater to the Three Stooges and good roleplayers at the same time?
That sounds more like Five Stooges, or maybe Four if we assume the rogue roleplays in addition to crunching numbers...
Jun
16
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
16
comment Is the “+1” in “Long Sword +1” for OOC use only?
That doesn't mean they refer to them as "+2" instead of something like "I worked more than a week applying two layers of enchantment..."
Jun
16
comment My PCs have a plan that will get them all killed; how and why should I save them?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Jun
16
comment Hit dice vs Hit Points
Closing this for clarification. Hit Dice are in 1e and you know what they mean there right? Have you at all looked at what they mean in 5e or did you just hear someone use the term? What exactly do you know and what exactly are you unclear on?
Jun
16
comment Hit dice vs Hit Points
"Hit Dice" is a term used in 1e for the exact purpose described here and should be very familiar to a 1e player. In fact, given that, I'm going to close this question as unclear
Jun
16
comment How does exactly it works if someone wants to walk into an enemy while being pierced?
This is still too unclear to answer. Was he pinned, as in the pinned condition, or just "pierced," which isn't a normal condition but I guess the boss had some ability that does that? We'll need some actual ability names to take this further.
Jun
16
comment Hit dice vs Hit Points
It doesn't sound like confusion, it sounds like "I have not read the books just looked at a character sheet."
Jun
16
comment Hit dice vs Hit Points
May I remind you of your own answer to the "Read The Book To Me" meta question: meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/5270/…