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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.


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comment Simple, classless system for normals exploring ruins of ancient high fantasy world
Don't know about default (it's not out yet) but they say you can not pick one and go nuts on skills and wild-casting...
Jun
28
comment My novice players slaughtered some NPCs out of hand. Do I write this off as a learning mistake or show them the consequences of actions?
Don't answer in comments.
Jun
26
comment How do I handle offended players as GM?
So they didn't even die, just got wounded, and got all pissy? Solution: kill them more. They need breaking in, clearly. Have them read How can I suggest the DM stop trying to kill us?
Jun
26
comment Does a White Mage Arcanist need to Use Magic Device to activate a Wand of Cure Light Wounds?
Maybe, again depending on how RAWcore you ware.
Jun
26
comment As a group unfamiliar with RPGs, how do I encourage my players to read the rulebook?
Yeah, I hear people all the time complain that "Player X has been playing 3 years but still every time they roll a save they say 'how do I calculate this again?'" And then what? "Then we do it for them again." So... working as desired from Player X's point of view, then.
Jun
26
comment Does a White Mage Arcanist need to Use Magic Device to activate a Wand of Cure Light Wounds?
Maybe you misunderstood my comment. Yes, IF you allow them to use it from an item, then they can make magic items of it. My point is that usually you cannot ("Most of the time, they take the form of spells that must be known by the item's creator (although access through another magic item or spellcaster is allowed).") so by letting them use it on an item, they are also unlocking being able to craft it as an item, which is yet more increase.
Jun
26
comment Does a White Mage Arcanist need to Use Magic Device to activate a Wand of Cure Light Wounds?
Keep in mind this has other ramifications, like being able to craft wands of it...
Jun
25
comment Combining Natural Reach and Weapon Reach
Yeah, stuff like that which isn't bonuses is unclear on stacking; like size and speed usually do... A fair point. I'll argue "one is from me being mutated by my bloodline and another is a straight up spell, so different things..."
Jun
25
comment Combining Natural Reach and Weapon Reach
Well, I do also have Improved Unarmed Attack so if I have the skull ram in hand and someone gets inside on me I have an immediate option.
Jun
24
comment How should I go about stabbing my friend in the back?
Do not answer in comments.
Jun
23
comment Druid wildshapes to recon a city from above, how to limit?
Fering, please add clarifications about your actual problem from the comment thread into your question. As it stands it is not stating any real problem, use the discussion to clarify expressing your exact problem.
Jun
23
comment Druid wildshapes to recon a city from above, how to limit?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Jun
23
comment How much time should travelling through a country take?
Do not answer in comments.
Jun
23
comment Adapting classes for a game in a world become newly magical
Do not answer in comments.
Jun
22
comment How do I leave a campaign politely when I'm not having fun?
Merged over, so the good answers here can stand on an open question.
Jun
22
comment What is available to mitigate the damage of physical blows?
Yeah we have one cleric who is high-hp and a super maximized healer; he puts this on both party main fighters and we go in, and a secondary healer heals us/buffs us close to the fight while he stands back with the mage and pours superhealing into himself. Theoretically risky but he has never ever gone down from this.
Jun
22
comment Is Dungeons & Dragons the origin of “Bahamut” as a dragon?
I trust that chat discussion link hasn't expired. Please take back-and-forth there.
Jun
22
comment Does Pathfinder have a spell of desirability?
Then please don't do that, per meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/5153/…
Jun
22
comment How do I leave a campaign politely when I'm not having fun?
I was assuming they would read the "closed as duplicate of" notice that has a big link in it at the top.
Jun
22
comment Does Pathfinder have a spell of desirability?
And is this homebrew tested in any way?