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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
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/…
Jun
16
comment Hit dice vs Hit Points
Have you read either the 5e PHB or even the free Basic PDF? It is explained in both, let us know if you read that and have subsequent questions. (Do you remember Hit Dice from 1e? It shouldn't be an entirely new term for you...)
Jun
15
comment What is the natural lifespan of an animal companion?
@Barillas You're an adventurer, you're not going to outlive any animal companion but a fruitfly.
Jun
14
comment Must one make an Attack Roll when targetting an Ally with a Touch Spell?
This appears to just be a restating of a question currently going through edit and reopen. Maybe suggest edits there instead of opening a duplicate.
Jun
13
revised Where can I find rules for naval combat for Pathfinder?
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Jun
13
answered Where can I find rules for naval combat for Pathfinder?
Jun
13
answered How do arrows work against Lava Children?
Jun
13
revised How do arrows work against Lava Children?
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Jun
13
answered Where do I find a “monster level” for monsters in the AD&D 2nd edition manuals?
Jun
12
answered As a group unfamiliar with RPGs, how do I encourage my players to read the rulebook?
Jun
12
revised How can I politely ask a player to leave my game?
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Jun
12
revised How can I politely ask a player to leave my game?
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