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I'm a 21st Century Renaissance Man. I have interests ranging from RPGs to anime, and from gardening to cooking.

My Gamer Resume provides a history of my gaming experiences, including the major RPGs I've played and run.

I also run an online game, Let's Play an Interesting RPG, where we play a different RPG every week.


Dec
29
accepted What is the most accessible edition of Traveller?
Dec
29
comment What online chat or chat-like resource will work for my closed game?
mibbit.com is a free, web-based IRC client. Go to mibbit.com, select one of the servers, and create a room. The otherworlders.net server is very RPG-friendly.
Dec
29
awarded  Critic
Dec
28
comment How can a GM aid switching between the immersion and the meta level?
Fully appreciated. :-) I'm operating under the assumption that the new group won't respond to "elegant" in the sense of "fluid and unnoticeable" transitions; the players need explicit training.
Dec
28
awarded  Quorum
Dec
28
asked How can I stat up a troll in 5 different systems?
Dec
28
awarded  Analytical
Dec
28
asked What are the major differences between each edition of Tekumel/Empire of the Petal Throne?
Dec
28
answered How can a GM aid switching between the immersion and the meta level?
Dec
27
awarded  Student
Dec
27
asked What is the most accessible edition of Traveller?
Dec
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
20
comment How do I make players more comfortable in an unusual historical setting?
You're very welcome! Thanks for choosing my answer. :-)
Dec
18
comment How do you encourage the use of lesser trained skills in a skill challenge?
One other thing: if the other players are glaring at you because you've introduced the possibility of failure, your group has larger issues.
Dec
18
comment How do you encourage the use of lesser trained skills in a skill challenge?
OK, you've built a specialized character who is extremely good at one skill, and good at several others. My point stands, though. ;-) That is the tradeoff of specializing so much in Perception.
Dec
18
awarded  Editor
Dec
18
revised Does a monster knowledge check allow the character to learn everything about a monster's powers?
The question was edited to re-frame the question, so I added a few sentences to address the edited question.
Dec
18
comment Does a monster knowledge check allow the character to learn everything about a monster's powers?
Absolutely agreed!
Dec
18
answered How do you encourage the use of lesser trained skills in a skill challenge?
Dec
18
answered Can a player take an immediate action against another player or npc's immediate action?