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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.

Aug
20
awarded  Yearling
Jul
22
comment What non-gaming media can provide outsiders a good example of tabletop RPGs?
There's Wil Wheaton's "Titansgrave - Ashes of Valkana" YouTube playthough: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7atuZxmT954UvydqNVClXAH3GRT0pAp2
Jul
7
revised How to deal with time sensitive decisions?
added 253 characters in body
Jul
7
answered How to deal with time sensitive decisions?
Mar
20
comment Can I use the cryptography skill to learn new languages?
Cryptanalysis and Cryptography are indeed two different skills in GURPS. See page 7 of this PDF: sjgames.com/gurps/img/Adv-Dis-Skills.pdf
Dec
10
answered What would be good level-less and class-less system for high fantasy games?
Dec
1
answered Help Calculating Dice Odds for a Unique d6 Dice Pool
Oct
16
comment Can you roll dice pool or multiple dice rolls with only one dice?
Well, it may also be easier to check results with 5 dice rolled rather than 1 die rolled five times. But as far as probabilities goes, it's definitely equivalent.
Oct
10
answered What is the workflow in Commercial RPG writing?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
20
awarded  Yearling
Jun
15
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
17
answered Calculating dice pool probability with limited rerolls
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?