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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.


8h
comment Does the Ranger's Companion synergize with the Ranger?
Perhaps "I would rule" is confusing to you... Sure the RAW seems to indicate you have to command every round. That's stupid and has no in-fiction justification so I'd ignore that. I'm so happy that 5e is incorporating a pre-3.5e approach to the game so that I'm free to do that. You're all free to do it how you want too. Maybe write your own answer.
10h
comment How to handle a Summoner with his Eidolon having too much “stage time”?
What does detecting that the eidolon is an eidolon help with any of this? It can talk just as much, act just as much...
10h
comment How to handle a Summoner with his Eidolon having too much “stage time”?
Who cares? Let's only use comments for relevant clarification, the "concealed summoner" thing is a tangential sideline to the problem here.
12h
comment Does the Ranger's Companion synergize with the Ranger?
That's 4e kind of thinking - IMO 5e is coming from the more organic 1e/2e/3e approach where that wouldn't make sense.
15h
comment What rules in the Player's Handbook are new/different from the Basic Rules?
200 pages worth?
1d
comment Class level vs. Character level vs. “my” level
Please format this up, it's impossible to parse and read currently!
1d
comment How do Wild Magic Surge and Tides of Chaos interact
No more arguing in comments please. Several commenters think this isn't a very good usage/definition of "immediate" but clearly @GMNoob thinks it is and intends to stick to it, so vote your consciences and move on.
2d
comment How can you fight with two weapons?
I will return it for a day, and then delete it again. @KyleWilley please turn this into a real answer.
Aug
17
comment How to write an adventure where the primary focus is the characters being hunted
Feel free and insert "or similar" in the answer everywhere a term appears if you think the OP is a drooling idiot who can't map it themselves. Since they're mapping D&D into GURPS I trust they can figure it out. I can't, since I don't know what set of rules they're using exactly.
Aug
16
comment How to write an adventure where the primary focus is the characters being hunted
If he's using displacer beasts in an alternate plane then he's probably using GURPS to do something pretty D&D-ey don't you think?
Aug
15
comment How can you fight with two weapons?
Please do not answer in comments.
Aug
15
comment Power Critical. I need an explanation
Comments are not for extended discussion.
Aug
15
comment Has 5e fixed the balance problems of the monk at all?
Proactively protected. No "monk sucks/doesn't suck" warring or handwringing over newness of 5e will be tolerated. Answer using normal site Good Subjective, Bad Subjective rules. If that means an answer isn't possible yet because no one has had real play-time with the 5e monk, fine, if it is, fine.
Aug
14
comment Gunsmithing and special bullets
Reading the link under "Gunsmithing" provided should adequately explain what the question is asking.
Aug
14
comment Gunsmithing and special bullets
No reason to believe cold iron is different. Per d20pfsrd.com/equipment---final/weapons/firearms a normal bullet costs 1 gp and an adamantine bullet 61 gp, using the standard +60gp per missile cost for adamantine ammo per d20pfsrd.com/equipment---final/special-materials#TOC-Adamantine. Should be able to apply to any of the materials that can be used for ammo, so a cold iron bullet that costs "double normal" would be valued at 2 gp, and cost .2 gp for a gunsmith to make.
Aug
14
comment Help ensuring my monk will be useful in and out of combat
Aside from the usual suspects telling you "don't play a monk," I suspect that a combination of rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/13/optimizing-a-dd-3-5-monk and rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/26977/… give you what you need.
Aug
14
comment Free RPGs that work well on forums
Hey man, a bunch of games can possibly fulfill these requirements, they're still quite broad (as you can see from the one answer). You may want to look at the play-by-post and online-roleplaying tags for general investigation; much of what you're asking for is more technique and not an attribute of a system per se. People forum-RP with just about every game system.
Aug
14
comment How many times does Sneak Attack damage apply?
Have you read the 5e rules? It kinda sounds like not and thus naturally all the terms people are using at you are confusing.
Aug
14
comment How different is D&D since it first came out?
Yes, OD&D is the bare rudiments of the hobby - it's got a lot of the same general feel and words (wizard casts fireball!) but is pretty different from everything else rule-wise.
Aug
13
comment Are the Old Deities really coming back for D&D 5e's Forgotten Realms?
Please edit anything useful from this comment thread into the answer.