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Quite boring, really. Have faffed about with computers since the mid-80s, have worked as a network engineer, unix sysadmin and (occasionally) developer.

Apr
7
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
20
revised As a GM, how can avoid pitfalls common to Generic Point Build Systems?
added a paragraph on "why I think this is an answer"
Mar
20
comment As a GM, how can avoid pitfalls common to Generic Point Build Systems?
@shatterspike1 Ah. I have generally found that once you open the field up in this fashion, the "there is only one optimal build" narrative tends to change to "oh, I can get a decent-working character the way I WANT it?"
Mar
19
comment As a GM, how can avoid pitfalls common to Generic Point Build Systems?
@shatterspike1 hoped it would answer at least a part of it ("make things outside combat skill useful/necessary for combat-oriented characters"), but I am happy to delete it if you think it doesn't even fulfil that role.
Mar
18
answered As a GM, how can avoid pitfalls common to Generic Point Build Systems?
Mar
7
answered A system that allows for a gritty, fast, simple post-apocalyptic setting?
Feb
10
answered What version of D&D, or similar game, should I choose given my criteria?
Nov
29
answered Are there any established “best practices” for teams of GMs creating campaign content?
Nov
20
comment Does armour weight halve when you wear it?
@Zachiel "Wearing armor is still more cumbersome..."? From experience, I'd much rather wear 20kg of armor than carrying 20kg of armor, since a decent-fitting armor is easier to move around while wearing than it is when it's in a bag you are carrying. That doesn't change the rules-as-written, though.
Sep
11
comment How do I calculate average damage for WFRPG using AnyDice?
rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/3274/… is the possible duplicate.
Sep
11
comment How do I calculate average damage for WFRPG using AnyDice?
I distinctly recall answering this question on RPG.SE a couple of years ago (well, how to calculate the expected value for various types of exploding dice).
Sep
4
answered Game with Interesting Combat that is Crunch Heavy and is built to not Require a Grid?
Aug
22
answered Looking for Urban Adventures (for a fantasy RPG)
Aug
20
awarded  Yearling
Aug
15
answered Using a Time-Skip as a Plot Device
Jul
24
answered How viable is a Molotov Cocktail in a fantasy game?
Jul
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
answered A game where death is permanent?
Jun
19
answered Throwing a knife versus tossing a grenade?
May
29
comment How can I create a Prisoner's Dilemma-style choice in Paranoia?
@okeefe Sometimes the Things From R&D are useful in ways that R&D had not intended (the nuclear hand grenades can be re-purposed as extremely lethal booby traps, for example). I wanted something that was worth slightly less than "status quo", but more than "dead".