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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 WorldPlaying D&D 4eWriting Broken Swords RPGReading RuneQuest 6


May
23
comment How to get a new player to understand the time investment of a table top RPG
I… wow. You have patient players. I can't picture that pop quiz going well. How is your actual delivery? The description here is pretty brusque, but maybe your actual delivery is different (and maybe enlightening).
May
23
revised Transporting players from Faerun to Athas (Dark Sun)
a setting question that's not about mechanics doesn't need any system tags
May
23
comment How to make a confinement situation interesting without railroading players?
If you can't make being stuck in Undermountain eventful, I cannot help you. ;)
May
23
comment How to handle initiative while keeping the spotlight on a duel within a larger combat?
Nice. I was hoping somehow who actually had access to the rules would answer in more than a comment.
May
23
revised How to get a new player to understand the time investment of a table top RPG
not specific to PF
May
23
comment How to handle initiative while keeping the spotlight on a duel within a larger combat?
How does the system normally work when there are only two people fighting? Do that. Just run it like a separate combat.
May
23
comment How to get a new player to understand the time investment of a table top RPG
Not all gamers find out-of-game prep fun, which is why there are so many games that don't require it. Your friend might be that kind of roleplayer.
May
23
comment How to handle initiative while keeping the spotlight on a duel within a larger combat?
Our trouble with this question is this line here: "I want to lay the spotlight on one fight and, after some rounds, switch to another player." That sounds like it would work, and sounds like you already have the solution to your question. If it's not the solution, you need to tell us what problem you are having with doing it that way.
May
23
revised How to handle initiative while keeping the spotlight on a duel within a larger combat?
more descriptive title
May
23
comment How does crossing the borders of Ravenloft's domains work?
Note that you can easily change which answer you accept.
May
23
revised How does crossing the borders of Ravenloft's domains work?
more correct word
May
23
comment Character Build - “Bad Luck” Theme
@Phil I took a stab at the formatting. I think it still needs more stabbing though.
May
23
revised Character Build - “Bad Luck” Theme
widely stab the formatting in the face
May
23
comment Character Build - “Bad Luck” Theme
It would be useful if you indicated which things you've used which are unofficial/homebrew.
May
23
comment How to handle initiative while keeping the spotlight on a duel within a larger combat?
Yes, what's wrong with the existing initiative rules?
May
23
awarded  Enlightened
May
23
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
comment What kind of penalty does moving over furniture incur?
I interpret "low" furniture to be things that are shorter than a person, i.e., a chair or table is low furniture, a wardrobe or the 12'-high-backed throne is not.
May
23
revised How does crossing the borders of Ravenloft's domains work?
even more descriptive title
May
23
revised How does crossing the borders of Ravenloft's domains work?
remove unrelated tags; copyedit; descriptive title