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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 What races would the drow be using as slaves?
Don't answer in comments. Fering, the downvotes were probably from the previous lack of clarity (what game world?) and grammar/formatting, post the edit I gave it I would think that would nip most of the downvoting in the bud.
16h
comment How can I get my group to agree on a set of stable house rules?
On the one hand, I don't know that not knowing why prevents this from being a legal question; on the other hand it'll just get answered with 10 variations on "go talk to them dude" so...
2d
comment Expanding Jade phoenix mage's maneuvers?
Besides the martial study feat or taking more levels in warblade, you mean?
2d
comment What does the P stand for in the Type column?
For both these questions, the text under Weapons in the equipment description section explains all the columns... p. 73 in my first printing.
May
25
comment As DM, what should I do when players roll perception where there is nothing to be found?
Comments are not for discussion. I have deleted about 40 on this question and its answers. Comment to improve a Q or A and edit relevant clarifications into the content; don't argue about it.
May
25
comment Is there a system that supports playing really high-powered characters for a Dragon Ball Z scenario?
As usual, you should only answer a game-rec if you have done that or seen it done (Good Subjective). "I like game X and am sure it can do it even though I haven't done that" is deletable.
May
24
comment What system is most suited for my Harry Potter game?
You all should know how this works by now. Read the game-rec notice. If you haven't run a Harry Potter type game or seen it done with the system, don't answer. Answers saying "well I haven't done that but I'm sure this system would be great" will be deleted as usual.
May
23
comment My half orc ranger was possessed by a cursed amulet and now I'm chaotic evil!
Welcome to RPG.SE. Please add more details to your question and focus it on something specifically answerable - what D&D version would be a good start, and we don't do "idea lists" here, but a question about techniques to conceal your evil-ness from a group is perfectly valid. We can take it off hold as soon as it's answerable.
May
22
comment Why are curative spells referred to as necromancy?
Maybe so. After the first corebooks I was out.
May
22
comment Help finding D&D coin look-alike monster
There's a similar monster from the 1e Fiend Folio called the goldbug, but it doesn't have the extraplanar stinger. It's just a poisonous beetle that impersonates a gold piece.
May
19
comment How do “the masses” address clerics/paladins & other members of the clergy?
Sorry man, still not answerable because there's not one answer. It varies by faith. If you call a Presbyterian pastor "Father" he's not going to take it well. Similarly in the fantasy world of Greyhawk there's not a single answer.
May
17
comment What's the price of scabbards lined with lead?
Because that's super unusual custom work, and you want the lining to be made to exact "I want to still have kids someday" specifications - thick enough, no seams or cracks even after repeated use, etc. It's why even just those lead lined aprons they put on you at the dentist cost $200 or so when lead is still $1/lb cheap today.
May
16
comment What does Assassinate mean by “surprised”, and can it be used multiple times?
I'm not sure bringing in 3e/4e interpretation is valid because bringing in a 1e/2e interpretation would mean the exact opposite.
May
16
comment How to accurately calculate party level for combat once they have magical items?
This is a 5e question. Make sure you are answering with 5e experience and information only please.
May
11
comment How much is a Gold Piece really worth?
Don't answer in comments. Especially not replicas of existing answers. Thanks.
May
11
comment Does the Grappled Condition limit multiple Natural Attacks?
Yes, but not if they are the one doing the grappling, you really need to update the Q.
May
9
comment Imbuing an item with Owl's Insight
That's a good clarification, because for a normal wizard +14 to Wis is more "eh" but if it's your casting stat that's a whole different kettle of fish.
May
9
comment How to deal with stubborn players?
Closing as duplicate for the time being. Is your problem really different, or just that you don't like the existing answers? The solution to that is to go bump that question (I know you don't have enough rep to bounty it yet) to get better answers there... If it's different you'll need to explain why more.
May
9
comment How to deal with stubborn players?
Don't answer in comments.
May
9
comment How much of an issue is “Linear Fighters, Quadratic Wizards” in 2nd edition AD&D?
Not the downvoter, but my main problem with this answer is that it's wrong - wizard and fighter levels based on the XP tables do not differentiate in the manner you claim (see my answer for details).