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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.


Jan
9
comment How can I stat up a troll in 5 different systems?
Thanks! They're part of a larger project, and won't be published for another week or so; I'll post a link here when they go live.
Dec
30
comment How can I stat up a troll in 5 different systems?
I don't see how the underlying mechanics or scale are relevant to the stat block. If those mechanics end up with an attack roll of "+14 vs AC" in D&D 4E, "+12 vs AC" in Pathfinder, "+2 vs Physical defenses" in FATE, and "2d6 vs TN4" in Shadowrun, why can't those be on the same line in a stat block?
Dec
29
comment How do I represent a warlock with a background in thievery?
Thanks for the suggestion! Where can the Guttersnipe theme be obtained?
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
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
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
comment Does a monster knowledge check allow the character to learn everything about a monster's powers?
Absolutely agreed!