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I'm a geek, a role-player and a biker.

I work for Diamond Light Source, developing open source scientific software for the UK national synchrotron facility. In the past I have worked in the robotics, mechatronics and laser micro-machining industries.


May
15
awarded  Tag Editor
May
15
revised cortex wiki description
Switched first reference to specific systems to list their own tags.
May
15
suggested approved edit on cortex tag wiki
Apr
8
awarded  Caucus
Apr
8
awarded  Yearling
Mar
13
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
21
comment Origin of “You all meet in a tavern…” cliche in fantasy roleplaying games?
It sounds to me like there are two questions here, the origin of the cliche (non-gaming) and the origin of the gaming cliche. Most of the answers so far have concentrated on the former, but that is more of a question for scifi, the latter question would be more appropriate here, given your tags.
Jan
20
comment How do the loss of fatigue levels scale with Perdo Corpus
Incidentally, don't forget that a low level 'cause one fatigue level' can be easily and quickly mastered, whereupon you can multi-cast it and target the same target multiple times or multiple targets. This is more flexible than different spells for each situation, or one big spell that does everything.
Dec
17
comment What fantasy systems center on evil characters and specifically the consequences of being evil?
@Downvoter, please let me know why you didn't find my answer useful and I will attempt to improve it.
Nov
28
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
31
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
31
revised How can I implement multiclassing?
added 1 character in body
Aug
31
comment How can I implement multiclassing?
The first rank in Rogue Trader is 5,000xp (0xp in Dark Heresy, 7-8,000xp in Black Crusade and 13,000xp in Deathwatch), so other Rogue Trader characters would be at Rank 3 by the time the multi-class character gained their first Rank in their second career. So those first 10 sessions or so would show no character development while the character accumulated the requisite XP and then BAM everything all at once. You would obviously not let characters take the same advance from both classes, but it would probably be unbalancing to let them chose which career to take advances from too.
Aug
31
answered How can I implement multiclassing?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
2
revised Do role-playing games have to be fun?
Updated the stale MiM links with Wayback Machine links.
Apr
8
awarded  Yearling
Apr
6
revised How to get a new group into the spirit of the game Paranoia?
added 7 characters in body
Mar
31
comment How can I reliably turn a formulaic Eye range spell into a Touch spell?
We haven't house ruled PeIm spells, but we do rigorously enforce the 'number of senses' affected. Just perdoing sight is dangerous when people and critters have other senses they can target with.
Mar
25
awarded  Notable Question