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I'm a PhD student in biomathematics, working on stochastic individual-based models of evolution in spatially structured populations. My other interests include cryptography, programming games and puzzles, photography and graphic design.


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I tend to answer a lot more questions than I ask. Some answers I'm rather proud of:

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May
29
revised Is Roll-For-Shoes a good system to practice DM skills?
added 3 characters in body
May
22
revised How do you handle injury in Roll For Shoes?
added 11 characters in body
May
22
revised How do you handle injury in Roll For Shoes?
added 440 characters in body
May
22
revised How do you handle injury in Roll For Shoes?
added 206 characters in body
May
13
revised How many dice does the GM roll when challenging the players?
added 505 characters in body
May
13
revised How many dice does the GM roll when challenging the players?
added 505 characters in body
Apr
5
revised How tall is a Wall of Water? Can it be made wider at the cost of making it lower?
use more specific terms instead of "shorter" and "longer"
Jan
27
revised Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
rewrite code to be independent of sort order
Jan
26
revised Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
added 3783 characters in body
Jan
26
revised Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
added 3783 characters in body
Jan
26
revised Using AnyDice to determine the odds of getting a specific number sequence on multiple dice
added 352 characters in body
Jan
22
revised What is the average roll of a die with an expanded explosion threshold as compared to one with an expanded success threshold?
added 329 characters in body
Jan
22
revised What is the average roll of a die with an expanded explosion threshold as compared to one with an expanded success threshold?
added 630 characters in body
Dec
2
revised How does a dire toad's tongue attack work?
improve list formatting
Oct
13
revised How can a level 11 druid have a Dire Tortoise as an animal companion?
how many ways can we spell "tortoise" in this thread? I count three, so far...
Sep
25
revised What is the average outcome of this opposed roll resolution mechanic?
don't apply the skill+1 cap for crits
Sep
22
revised What is the average outcome of this opposed roll resolution mechanic?
deleted 1 character in body
Sep
22
revised What is the average outcome of this opposed roll resolution mechanic?
edit per clarified spec
Sep
4
revised When is each skill used when searching for hidden objects like traps?
fix "Perception only [if] you can't use Perception", add commas to clarify sentence structure, misc. spelling / grammar fixes
Aug
31
revised Letting PCs be the target of a skill challenge
this question is not really about preparing for a session, except insofar as *all* questions here are