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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


Mar
29
revised Multiclassed spellcaster, full spell knowledge?
edited tags
Mar
28
answered Where can I find a Pathfinder charsheet PSD?
Mar
28
answered How to use Shape Earth spell
Mar
27
revised How to use Shape Earth spell
These are GURPS spells, and the question makes sense given how Shape Earth is described in the 4e Basic Set.
Mar
27
comment A system that allows for a gritty, fast, simple post-apocalyptic setting?
I think prepping a post-apoc campaign right up to the point of running, even without running, counts as "using" the system enough in the relevant sense.
Mar
27
revised Can I use Defender Aura without ending Berserker Fury?
more descriptive title
Mar
27
revised AD&D 1e and “Skill Checks”
format list
Mar
27
revised AD&D 1e and “Skill Checks”
format example
Mar
27
comment Guides for running a Cyberpunk 2.0.2.0 Game
@HeyICanChan That's only dungeons, and was a very rough guide at best with a lot of suggestions for variation/violation. In the wilderness, a typical random encounter roll can range from a pair of rats to an army of orcs on the march. AD&D GMs still very much need to understand the world they are controlling in direct terms, not at a remove via an abstracted challenge metric.
Mar
27
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Does the heal skill depend on your level or the patient's?
Mar
27
revised Why use a pistol instead of a rifle?
copyedit
Mar
27
revised Why use a pistol instead of a rifle?
replace code formatting with prose formatting
Mar
27
revised Why use a pistol instead of a rifle?
replace code formatting with prose formatting per meta; typographic dashes; a couple minor copyedits
Mar
27
revised Why use a pistol instead of a rifle?
replace code formatting with prose formatting per meta
Mar
26
revised What happens to a levitating character catching something heavy in 2nd Edition D&D?
insert the general principles that this reading proceeds from, based on the game's own rules and culture; clean up the main paragraph's wording
Mar
26
comment AD&D 1e and “Skill Checks”
A related question (coming from the other direction) about such checks in AD&D 2e, which is not very different from 1e in this regard (some would argue not at all), and may be helpful: In AD&D 2e, is there a system that roughly equates to spot checks in 3.x? I wouldn't say this is a duplicate though, because they are different games, even if they're very close on this point.
Mar
26
comment What happens to a levitating character catching something heavy in 2nd Edition D&D?
@TimothyAWiseman *shrug* The stance that, if the spell doesn't say it does that, it doesn't, seems fairly commonsense. Given the way AD&D spells in general are fairly comprehensive in their fictional effects (as opposed to mechanical), I do think that's the most reasonable and faithful-to-the-game interpretation. GMs can make up whatever, of course, but deciding that a point on which the spell is silent should contain something fantastical, and making it up, is adding something new that wasn't there.
Mar
26
revised Brief Tutorials for AD&D 1e?
added 523 characters in body
Mar
26
answered Brief Tutorials for AD&D 1e?
Mar
25
comment What are the advantages of AD&D over D&D3?
@TheSpooniest 2e added many more customisation options, even in just the PHB, but especially if you consider the supplements. It also added point-buy stats as an option. You could play it very much like 1e, but the defaults were much more like 3e and gave much of the same ability to tune and tweak a new PC "for success" before play even started.