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Roleplayer, lapsed blogger, and full-time dad.

Have been playing and GMing D&Ds from B/X to D&D 5e. Becoming a fan of indie games and the OSR in the mid 2000s expanded my horizons for both trad and indie games. Fond of GMless and short-form games that suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running RuneQuest 6 GloranthaPlaying D&D 5eScheming Hillfolk RPGReading everything by C. J. Cherryh and King of Sartar by Greg Stafford


Oct
24
revised Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
added 19 characters in body
Oct
24
comment Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
This is an excellent point. It could be expanded a bit to adapt its lesson to the different context of an adventurer though (soldiers don't tend to carry about bear traps, 10' poles, and sacks of gold).
Oct
24
comment Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
The official TSR AD&D 2e character sheets include space for designating where each piece of equipment was stowed. Of course nothing makes using that mandatory, but explicitly supporting stowage-accounting makes it inaccurate to say that every previous edition entirely ignores stowage.
Oct
24
revised Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
added 107 characters in body
Oct
24
answered Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
Oct
24
revised I'm DMing for a party of two. How can I make sure my players have classes that can play well together?
copyedit; remove the reference to other people/answerers that weakens the first sentence's key point
Oct
24
comment Are there rules and guidelines anywhere for loot in D&D 5e?
A couple of related questions: Does the DM have to give me magical weapons? and Without a magic item economy, what is gold for? Those might help show why "equipment milestones" like 4e has aren't anticipated to be part of 5e's treasure system.
Oct
24
comment Are there rules and guidelines anywhere for loot in D&D 5e?
@TheForestAndTheTrees On the other hand, magic loot in 4e is merely functional rather than wonderful, so may not be interesting if they're in it for that "oooh, shiny" feel.
Oct
24
comment What are the advantages to choosing a 2nd Edition Monks over other classes?
I removed the rant—that sort of thing would make at least a bit of sense on a forum, but we're not a forum and answers aren't threaded. I also did a first quick pass breaking this into sentences and fixing a few spelling issues.
Oct
24
revised What are the advantages to choosing a 2nd Edition Monks over other classes?
first pass fixes; remove rant that would make some sense on a forum but doesn't here
Oct
24
revised What are the advantages to choosing a 2nd Edition Monks over other classes?
edited tags
Oct
24
revised Does the DM have to give me magical weapons?
edited tags
Oct
24
revised I'm DMing for a party of two. How can I make sure my players have classes that can play well together?
I think "they asked me" is important: helping a DM help their players is a bit different than just helping a DM who's having a DM conundrum
Oct
23
revised I'm DMing for a party of two. How can I make sure my players have classes that can play well together?
rm GM tag
Oct
23
revised How to handle wealthy player characters as a GM?
fix paragraph
Oct
23
revised Monk 4 + 1 level full BAB Options
edited tags
Oct
23
comment Official 3.5 Rule for level adjustment when applying a template?
I think what Brian is getting at is, if this solves your problem, you didn't say what your problem was in the question. The problem in the question is "I'm having a disagreement with my DM about how does this XP thing for a new template works", and this answer doesn't solve that. I'm not sure what to recommend to resolve this mismatch, though.
Oct
23
comment Is your character's ability to avoid attacks based solely on AC?
Context for D&D experts who may not be other-RPG experts: many people have had this "huh?" moment when learning D&D no matter how many D&D editions have explained/justified it, and, historically, lots of them reacted by creating their own RPGs that did things differently. This history of "where's the parrying? I'm going to fix that" goes all the way back to shortly after 1974, so it's not a weird question to ask.
Oct
23
revised How to deal with player MacGyver-ism?
formatting
Oct
23
revised How to deal with player MacGyver-ism?
formatting & misc spelling/punc