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I've only been gaming steadily for about five years, and most of that has been DMing for D&D.

I'm very interested in the early RPGs of the 70s and early 80s, but my active game right now is a 4th edition D&D game with some house rules to (hopefully) give it some of the feel of those older games.

My interest in gaming is two-fold, in that not only am I an active gamer, but a PhD student in anthropology and will be writing my dissertation on role-playing games. I'm interested in the connections between play, myth, and ritual.


Sep
9
accepted How to give directions to megadungeon locations without giving players too much info?
Sep
9
comment How to give directions to megadungeon locations without giving players too much info?
I know that all of my questions follow a pretty tight theme, but this is what I'm working through these days--hope that's okay.
Sep
9
asked How to give directions to megadungeon locations without giving players too much info?
Sep
5
accepted How do you DM differently when it's for only one person?
Sep
4
comment Does teleportation require line of sight?
I don't have the full context for this, since I pulled it from the Compendium, but that part might refer to a power that teleport an enemy, in which case the text makes sense. Otherwise, I'm not sure. I copied and pasted though, so if its a typo, it's WOTC's
Sep
4
answered Does teleportation require line of sight?
Sep
2
comment What are the mechanical implications of Dungeons & Dragons Essentials?
I've heard the rarity system discussed in relation to the essentials line--MME will probably use it as well.
Sep
2
answered When and how should I introduce my kids to RPGs?
Aug
30
comment Do any powers use the percentile dice anymore?
Somehow I hadn't realized that. It's kind of sad, although I suppose Platonic solids purists are happy.
Aug
29
comment Has anyone released Castle of the Mad Archmage upper levels?
Awesome, thanks!
Aug
29
accepted Has anyone released Castle of the Mad Archmage upper levels?
Aug
29
answered Anyone have write-ups (or alternatives) for “missing” skills in D&D 4E?
Aug
29
asked Has anyone released Castle of the Mad Archmage upper levels?
Aug
29
comment Is there a way to salvage print distribution or put it out of its misery?
I'm with mxyzplk on this one--rephrasing the question would help a lot--the actual subject matter is on topic, but the question as written is highly speculative. I'll add that it should probably be Community Wiki even if re-written.
Aug
29
comment Any news about a Malazan RPG?
That's about what I had gathered, but I was hoping someone might be able to dig something up. Sad day. I imagine it has to happen eventually though.
Aug
29
accepted Any news about a Malazan RPG?
Aug
28
asked Any news about a Malazan RPG?
Aug
28
awarded  Benefactor
Aug
28
accepted Does anyone have random encounter tables for 4th edition D&D?
Aug
27
comment What can I do to keep my cool at the table?
If anyone has a good answer for this, I know some of my players could benefit. ;-)