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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.


14h
comment What is psionics?
Answer in answers, not comments.
15h
comment Hiding in Plain Sight (not the feat)
Answer in answers, not comments please.
1d
comment What happens to a creature inside both Aqueous Orb and Black Tentacles?
I think that's a fallacious conclusion (that tentacles are Large and therefore would fill an orb). I think it's more like those tentacles are effectively a reach attack from a Large creature.
1d
comment What happens to a creature inside both Aqueous Orb and Black Tentacles?
"Cover against" does not mean "no attack allowed." See d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/combat#TOC-Cover
Aug
26
comment Are there any adventures/campaigns that centre around a university/college in D&D?
Hate to do this, but "any references about anything university-ey in any D&D" is a big ol' list of stuff. If you can narrow down your needs more to where this is answerable not as an infinite list it'd be good...
Aug
26
comment How can I have a campaign where not everyone shows up to each session?
Is this something you have done or seen done?
Aug
26
comment How can I have a campaign where not everyone shows up to each session?
Is this something you have really done or seen done?
Aug
26
comment How can I have a campaign where not everyone shows up to each session?
All answers should be from the point of view of Good Subjective, Bad Subjective - something you've done or can reference and how it turned out. Speculation and "ideas" without experience backing them up will be mocked and downvoted.
Aug
26
comment Am I designing my campaign setting to be too specific?
All answers should be from the point of view of Good Subjective, Bad Subjective - something you've done or seen done and how it turned out. Speculation and "ideas" without experience backing them up will be mocked and downvoted.
Aug
26
comment What are the good formats and online platforms for my game journal?
I think this can be answered from experience as good subjective, if you put some more detail into what you're looking for. Everyone's solution is "good" to them, what do you mean as good, what is your use case and what do you want out of it specifically? If you want "ease of use and WYSIWYG editing" then the LaTeX answer is terrible, if you want something manual to produce professional quality layout it's good, for example.
Aug
26
comment Question on game journal publication content design
Well, I think these questions could be on topic with a little more focus on desired outcome, if answered using GS/BS and not untried opinion. What have you tried and what hasn't worked? What specifically do you want to have happen ("engagement" may be better accomplished by something other than journals, why is that your approach?).
Aug
25
comment Custom Class Opinions
Hello and welcome. Please read our tour and help center. We require questions to be more defined than "give me thoughts" - see also meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/2912/… for homebrew eval specifically.
Aug
25
comment Does a flaming axe's full damage bypass damage reduction?
Yep, this is why Power Attack is basically a must-have for martials.
Aug
25
comment Can Nystul's Magic Aura Make You Immune To Dominate Person?
That's a legitimate opinion you can post in your own answer.
Aug
25
comment Can Nystul's Magic Aura Make You Immune To Dominate Person?
No, it is one targeted on a creature type. There's no detection as an active part of the process.
Aug
24
comment Can a DM be kicked out of the RPGA for making an encounter more dangerous?
It is "weird" but it's a requirement of the format and need for global "fairness" in a setup like that. There's some GM discretion but it is kept to the lacunae not in changing the RAW or Module As Written.
Aug
23
comment Where does Gozreh live?
See the linked question.
Aug
21
comment Can two wizards read the same spell from one scroll at the same time?
Yeah, no, that's something DMs have called BS on since OD&D in the 1970s.
Aug
21
comment Where does Gozreh live?
No, only some do, it's been clarified a lot in later works. (The Boneyard is also called Purgatory, hence the OP's question.)
Aug
20
comment Do I still get the AC bonus from a shield if I use a 2 handed weapon?
Answer in answers, not comments.