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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


Nov
25
comment What counts as ground for Tenser's Floating Disk?
There is a reason that we can derive what ground is from the rules: the designers took it for granted that "ground" meant what the English word "ground" means, and this simple assumption is evident throughout the rules. That's why this convoluted textual analysis ends up with "ground = ground".
Nov
25
revised What counts as ground for Tenser's Floating Disk?
code ticks are not to be used for technical terms (http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/q/1483/321)
Nov
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What counts as ground for Tenser's Floating Disk?
Nov
25
comment Could someone help me create a roman inspire warrior for a pathfinder game?
Are you only really asking about armour (I don't see anything else to answer here)? If you're asking about more, it would help to ask plainly.
Nov
25
awarded  spells
Nov
24
revised Adjucating picking up an item in your opponent's square
fix list
Nov
23
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
22
comment Film noir character archetypes
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a film genre and contains no RPG-specific problem for us to solve.
Nov
22
revised Are there ways to avoid a token's drawback?
blockquotes
Nov
22
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
22
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
22
comment Is there a check list for dishing out Exp Points after a session?
Er, not 4e, I'm mixing up questions. Anyway, still that quote.
Nov
22
comment How does the GM effectively help players find Traits?
It's one of those "should read" games, if only to be exposed to radically new ideas about how a game can work. (Unfortunately there is no PDF version of the books.)
Nov
21
comment How does the GM effectively help players find Traits?
If the traits have mechanical effects, it can (though there are guidelines for how to build good traits, winging it can break things). But it's more the "focus[ing] more on the story/roleplaying taking the rules as just a reference to solve certain situations" part. BW doesn't work well that way. In fact, there's very little point in using BW if you're not going to use its rules structure for all game situations. If the rules get regularly ignored, the characters will simply fail more often when the rules do get used.
Nov
21
revised Divided party on a deserted island
deleted 9 characters in body
Nov
21
revised Divided party on a deserted island
"deserted" is more fitting. "Desert" islands by definition don't have jungles, being covered in desert instead.
Nov
21
comment Divided party on a deserted island
The pack animals is a great idea.
Nov
21
answered Divided party on a deserted island