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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 and expanded my horizons from there. Fond of GMless and short-form games that suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Apocalypse WorldPlaying D&D 4eScheming Earthdawn 3eReading The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding


May
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comment Should a new player call out a “bad” GM?
Kinda passive-aggressive, no?
May
7
revised In RAW how does a radius effect deal with obstructions?
mention that exceptions exist
May
7
awarded  Good Answer
May
6
revised What is a good gaming system to convert RIFTS RPG into?
link directly to the relevant category to make finding them much, much easier!
May
6
revised What is a good gaming system to convert RIFTS RPG into?
fix name spelling; light copyedit; embed blog link
May
6
revised In RAW how does a radius effect deal with obstructions?
fog is a better example
May
6
comment In RAW how does a radius effect deal with obstructions?
@KRyan Very good point, thanks.
May
6
revised What are the drawbacks to staying in hybrid form constantly?
edit in clarification from comments; light copyedit
May
6
awarded  Nice Answer
May
6
revised In RAW how does a radius effect deal with obstructions?
deleted 1 character in body
May
6
comment Are the elf races really so bad?
This is rather interesting, especially where it hints at historical changes in playstyle and other parts of the system; 3e elves aren't really mechanically different from pre-3e elves, but prior to 3e are almost always strictly superior to other choices. It used to be that weapon proficiencies were hard to come by; less sleep is a killer feature for wizards; and HP totals had less spread. The playstyle stuff (like "it’s a waste of the DM’s time to even think about some room the PCs aren’t going to find") are very useful, as they indicate that elves' value varies depending on the game style.
May
6
revised Does Star Wars d6 (West End Games) have Throw Lightsaber?
added 2 characters in body
May
6
comment Does Star Wars d6 (West End Games) have Throw Lightsaber?
Sorry, could you clarify something? Is this homebrewed, or something you're quoting from a rulebook? It's fine either way, but the first implies the answer to the question is "no", and the second implies "yes", which are very different answers, right? :)
May
6
revised In RAW how does a radius effect deal with obstructions?
added 110 characters in body
May
6
answered In RAW how does a radius effect deal with obstructions?
May
6
revised How do you deal with a DM who says “no” to everything?
copyedit; use hierarchical headings
May
6
comment How do you deal with a DM who says “no” to everything?
This doesn't seem to answer the question. Is your answer "that doesn't happen, you must be mistaken"? If so, okay, but say that. If your answer is "maybe you're mistaken, here's why", then this answer seems to be incomplete in that it doesn't have anything to say about what to do if they're not mistaken. And, I can't tell which of those your answer is supposed to be. So, could you edit it a bit to be more clear about what your specific advice is?
May
6
comment What is a good gaming system to convert RIFTS RPG into?
Gotcha, so same as GURPS in that regard: doable in theory, but not without the right campaign and mindset.
May
6
comment Is the mistborn adventure game based on another system?
Most games have been indirectly based on/inspired by/influenced by other pre-existing game systems. Are you looking for a more direct connection than that? Like, if Mistborn is a direct descendant or sibling of another game system? (Mage: the Awakening and Ars Magica have that kind of tight relationship; as do Unknown Armies and One Roll Engine; if I recall correctly.)
May
6
revised Why is Resistance not a mage spell?
copyedit