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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 Plausible explanation for large number of armed adventurers in fantasy RPG setting?
I think you need to unpack this a bit more for it to qualify as an answer to the question.
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comment Is the Pathfinder FAQ considered RAW?
@HeyICanChan LOL, yeah, I noticed that right off and decided to leave it. It's more accurate. :-)
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comment What software or sites can help me create creatures and NPCs?
I use Hero Lab, it is the perfect solution to the problem, but it gets expensive the more data files you buy.
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comment Is the Pathfinder FAQ considered RAW?
Why? We can move it there, but I don't think there are 'two parts' to the question.
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comment Is the Pathfinder FAQ considered RAW?
It's silly because it leads to the "angels dancing on the head of a pin" arguments like you see here. Common sense says that if the designers issue a ruling or clarification you should take that into account. Further arguing about the "level of officialness" is pointless sophistry.
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comment Can I use a Heighten Spell on high ability score extra spell slot to benefit from a Reserve Feat?
I've deleted/edited answers to remove references to his other "bonus spell slot" problem, now found here: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/36325/…
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comment Barbarians vs Berserkers
Eh, Berserk was but one of many possible barbarian powers in Diablo and it wasn't even really rage (turned damage to magical damage), but yes, obviously the two were very close in conceptual space to one another. Of course Diablo II is too late to have influenced D&D3, so at best we can prove parallel development by noting it.
Apr
14
comment Can GMs play as well as direct?
@AlchemistLord, please comment or edit more about what you mean. Assuming you mean a GM in a traditional game also running a PC in the same game at the same time (in the game they are GMing, in other words) then this is a duplicate of rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/2590/should-a-gm-be-a-player; but if you're asking something else then...
Apr
13
comment Does Adaptive Style really let you recover expended maneuvers?
I understand, but that deletion without explanation can cause the other party to "waaah." There was an old bad comment exchange, just because it's being cleaned up later doesn't mean that shouldn't be noted. Now I have more comments to delete...
Apr
13
comment Does Adaptive Style really let you recover expended maneuvers?
Stop arguing in comments. Post your own answers, point out specific errors in others for improvement, but don't back-and-forth it in this way.
Apr
12
comment Is this the correct damage roll for ranged weapons?
Without the calculator or the full character, this is just asking for a guessing game.
Apr
12
comment Easy-to-learn system that supports one-on-one play
I'm going to close this for the moment. Unfortunately, this description still fits (at least arguably) 90% of RPGs, as can be seen by the spread of answers below. If you can get more specific, or more quantifiable about the existing requirements, it might help.
Apr
12
comment What do books have over the SRD?
This is too broad as applied to "every d20 game," as every game is different, but we have an extensive answer about that regarding Pathfinder which is representative.
Apr
12
comment Essential Reading for New GM/DM
I'm pretty sure this is a duplicate, but I'm in the car.
Apr
11
comment How to introduce a pen-and-paper RPG to family?
Very few of these answers seem to be adhering to Good Subjective, Bad Subjective - please don't give untried advice, give things you've used for similar introductions to gaming.
Apr
10
comment Can a Fighter without multiple attacks use Two-Weapon Fighting?
SSD has guessed you are talking about Pathfinder, but it would be good form for you to confirm that for us.
Apr
9
comment Best Healing Potion Possible
Effects of Metamagic Feats on a Spell: In all ways, a metamagic spell operates at its original spell level, even though it is prepared and cast using a higher-level spell slot. Saving throw modifications are not changed unless stated otherwise in the feat description. The modifications made by these feats only apply to spells cast directly by the feat user. A spellcaster can't use a metamagic feat to alter a spell being cast from a wand, scroll, or other device. d20pfsrd.com/feats/metamagic-feats
Apr
9
comment Alternate, 2H, non-double use of quarterstaff?
You do not get the 1.5xSTR when two-weapon fighting with a double weapon, you get 1x and .5x "just as though the character were wielding a one-handed weapon and a light weapon." Proof is every monster stat block that uses a quarterstaff, e.g. d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/monster-listings/monstrous-humanoids/…
Apr
9
comment How can I convince my D&D players to restart their characters?
Closed because it's unclear and the questioner appears to have bailed.
Apr
9
comment How can I convince my D&D players to restart their characters?
What level are the old characters?