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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.


Nov
20
comment Help me manage a Vampire homebrew roleplay issue
Pathfinder society is the organized play org - there is no home brew therein, those tags are incompatible.
Nov
19
comment Is there a legal way to get D&D 5e core rulebook PDFs?
Various comments debating legality of options deleted. Contribute an answer if you have one, please.
Nov
19
comment Is there any objective reason to favour d20PFSRD over the Paizo PRD?
And if reported they're fixed immediately - the PRD doesn't exactly get loads of editing or curation, so treating it as perfect is not supported by reality either.
Nov
19
comment How many editions of Dungeons & Dragons are there?
This is not really a meaningful answer. I might say that there is only one true version of D&D, third edition, and that earlier efforts with that name were just paleolithic halfway attempts until the true edition most worthy of its name came about. Or that BECMI, having the most sales, is the "real" D&D. It's a pedantic argument designed simply to grandstand and make one's own soapbox point and obviously unhelpful to the OP.
Nov
18
comment Are missing extremities still missing in Wild Shape?
Related note, Pathfinder has actual rules on limb loss as a massive damage variant in the Skull & Shackles Player's Guide (under "Peglegs and Eyepatches," natch). It doesn't cover the wild shape question however.
Nov
18
comment I want to be hit, but my AC is too high
Please don't answer in comments in general, and specifically don't answer closed questions either.
Nov
17
comment How loud/obvious is a wizard casting a spell?
Related (since this problem exists in all D&D versions pretty much): rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/18509/covertly-casting-a-spell
Nov
15
comment What to do with Dragon Hatchlings?
They did the same thing at the beginning of 3e, I had a PC who got the white dragon wyrmling from The Sunless Citadel. I kept him and he was a hilarious problem-causer as we grew and I tried to teach him to be good, eventually using the Leadership feat in conjunction with an age increase to make him more of a proper help to the party.
Nov
13
comment Is studying rules and pointing out which ones we've stretched or broken ok?
+1 for "watch for eye rolling" - depending on how you communicate and how they take it this behavior could be taken anywhere from "blameless retrospectives" to "smartypants who loves to point out everything I did wrong every single game session."
Nov
13
comment Is studying rules and pointing out which ones we've stretched or broken ok?
Highly related: How does a player correct a GM mistake without being a rules lawyer or a pushover?
Nov
12
comment Can you use readied actions to avoid being hit
@Jason_c_o you are confusing readying with delaying
Nov
12
comment Ready Action to 5-foot step a Reach Weapon
Please stop arguing in comments.
Nov
12
comment Can you use readied actions to avoid being hit
And clarify your example #1 - your opponent can take a five foot step and full attack just fine. They can't full attack at the end of an otherwise normal movement. Do you mean only in the case that they are 5' away at the start of the round and they try to 5' step to you?
Nov
12
comment Why would I ever choose rolling hit points?
Stop arguing in comments.
Nov
11
comment Is there a real use for the Medicine skill in D&D 5e?
I see this rolled most frequently as a forensics check... "What killed this guy?"
Nov
10
comment How can I get mic-shy players invested in roleplaying over Skype?
Yeah, this seems to be general engagement advice but not at all specific to the speaking component - this answer would work to the exact opposite question of "how do I drive engagement in text-only play," for example.
Nov
10
comment How does one avoid a bottleneck of enemies in a doorway?
Ha, you must have different players than I do, running forward into tactically suboptimal positions is a favorite PC hobby.
Nov
10
comment How to hire freelance writers for my self-published RPG who will adhere to my canon?
That's enough commenting on this question. Open a meta question if there is debate about question validity. Thanks.
Nov
10
comment When creatures provide cover against attacks, can they be hit?
Quod erat demonstrandum, baby.
Nov
10
comment How to hire freelance writers for my self-published RPG who will adhere to my canon?
I believe this is on topic for the site currently per meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/609/…. Those dissenting may VTC and take discussion to meta as desired.