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Roleplayer, lapsed blogger, and full-time dad.

Started playing with AD&D 1e and GMing with AD&D 2e. Ran D&D 3.x, 4e briefly, then became a fan of indie games and the OSR. Particularly fond of GMless and short-form games because they suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Dungeon World (on hiatus) • Playing D&D 4eReading Designers & Dragons (2014) by Shannon Appelcline


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revised What is the Post-Cataclysm Population of Neverwinter?
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revised Can an Unseen Servant be used as a scout?
more accurate title; tagging
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reviewed Leave Closed Looking for a free-form PvP RPG with a “last resort” arbitration mechanic
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comment What kind of check would it be to identify meat?
My vote is for concluding "Presumably human meat in Pathfinder magically looks different than animal meat" based on a particular interpretation of the skill system. Occams razor says that the explanation that has to add things unnecessarily (magically self-identifying meat!?) is nearly always evidence that the conclusion, and therefore the line of reasoning that reached it, is wrong. Much more likely than magic meat that no other part of the game mentions: this is not a reasonable reading of the skill system (for reasons well-articulated in other comments).
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revised Recommended protocol for effective communication using a Virtual Table Top (VTT)
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revised Recommended protocol for effective communication using a Virtual Table Top (VTT)
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revised What inspired the Ioun Stone?
edit tags; minor text adjustments; while I'm here, might as well replace link with a less... sleazy site
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revised Does a Barbarian get an extra 1d6 or 2d6 if they are using a Greatsword?
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revised Does a Barbarian get an extra 1d6 or 2d6 if they are using a Greatsword?
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revised Does a Barbarian get an extra 1d6 or 2d6 if they are using a Greatsword?
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revised Can the adept powers stack with bonuses from implants?
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comment RPG system that best balances practical gameplay, meaningful player choices and a deep and open campaign setting
It may be worth mentioning that the original West Marches experiment used Savage Worlds. In character-creation weight and play procedure structures that's quite similar to the lighter editions of D&D, so that could serve as a citation that a stripped-down 3/3.5/4/PF (or a full-system 5e, B/X, retroclone, or Savage Worlds + fantasy supplements itself) is suitable to recreate the campaign style.
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comment How can I convert the Illithid Savant prestige class to Pathfinder?
Any reason why you just don't add illithids?
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revised What major differences exist between the 1st english edition and the 2nd english edition of Anima?
Clarity!
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revised RPG system that best balances practical gameplay, meaningful player choices and a deep and open campaign setting
no worries, party games are off topic
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revised How can I convert the Illithid Savant prestige class to Pathfinder?
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comment Help me manage a Vampire homebrew roleplay issue
OOH. I understand the disconnect I'm seeing now. Unfortunately, speculation is something we're not set up to deliver. If you want people to just put in 2¢ on what you should do next / what would be sensible based on his personality, a forum site is what you were looking for. We only really handle concretely-answerable questions; quoting our tour: "Not all questions work well in our format. Avoid questions that are primarily opinion-based, or that are likely to generate discussion rather than answers."
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comment Help me manage a Vampire homebrew roleplay issue
Without a clear goal, we can't really provide a solution that meets it. It sounds like "how to pursue any of those things pertaining to souls" is something you've got good leads on already, and you just need to get in the playtime to execute on that pursuit in-game now. Is there a more specific out-of-game help we could provide?
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comment Can I throw my hands to spite my enemies?
Also, D&D 4e is one of the few games that does attempt to inhabit the "legal document or programming language" type of space. Its character design and combat systems were explicitly designed to be unambiguously programmable so that it could be implemented in digital tools.
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comment Help me manage a Vampire homebrew roleplay issue
I feel like there's a sentence missing before "any feasible way for my character to go about this". This, what? Becoming one of the soul-ful vampires mentioned in the previous sentence? More generically retain his soul? Regain his soul? (Is it still there, or lost already?) Something else?