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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


Apr
29
revised Defending a house against demons
edited tags
Apr
29
comment FAE or Dungeon World as first game for kids, rusty DM?
@AlexP I can't reopen (because it already is :), but I agree: your comment's suggestion is a great way to (re)structure this kind of question to suit SE!
Apr
29
comment Are you flat-footed after taking an action but before your first turn?
@okeefe I added a link to the web enhancement that contains Ferocity, at least.
Apr
29
revised Are you flat-footed after taking an action but before your first turn?
add link to the web text for Ferocity
Apr
29
revised Can I use Maneuvers out of combat?
spelling; more descriptive title
Apr
28
revised How can I be more descriptive about actions and events in my game?
formatting & presentation
Apr
28
revised How can I be more descriptive about actions and events in my game?
edited tags
Apr
28
comment Running a Game for a 2-man Party
Related: Homebrew D&D with only 2 players (plus DM)
Apr
28
revised Checklist of what a GM should cover when creating a campaign
formatting
Apr
25
comment How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
Having read an old meta (that I wrote!), I was way out of line saying this is "wrong". But the same post nicely reminded me of what the real trouble I have with this answer, which is that it it falls afoul of #4 here: trying to say the playstyle choice of the asker (and the majority of the asker's group) is invalid, and in the process forgetting to provide much help aimed at their problem. Refocusing on "talk to him" and expanding on that would be much more helpful than those three paragraphs about why they shouldn't run games like this.
Apr
25
revised Software to keep track of mapnotes
copyedit/format; add link that shows off the pins; correct the company name (its not the same as their domain name)
Apr
25
comment How do I determine number of damage sources for calculating Damage Reduction?
This thorough look at the text's treatment of DR has changed my mind, +1!
Apr
24
revised How do I determine number of damage sources for calculating Damage Reduction?
edited tags
Apr
24
answered How do I determine number of damage sources for calculating Damage Reduction?
Apr
24
revised How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
no need to preface answers with apologies like this: there are no late answers, and every answer is someone's 2¢
Apr
24
revised How does damage resistance work with same typed damage from multiple sources?
replace code formatting with prose formatting, http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1483/is-there-a-functional-purpose-to-putting-things-in-code-text-here
Apr
24
revised Combination of Fire Shield and Protection from Energy
replace code formatting with prose formatting
Apr
24
comment How does damage reduction work with falling damage?
I'm pretty sure, based on the history of the DR rules, that the point of including the words "normal attack" is to emphasise the "normal" part, not the "attack" part. (Further supporting this is that a "blow" isn't limited to attacks, it's any impact of any kind.) DR protects against normal sources of damage is the reading I'm most familiar with. This reading also makes the most sense, as DR then protects from both hurled stones as well as naturally-falling stones, rather than only the first in the super-literal reading in the answer. Insert usual note about the dangers of literalism here.
Apr
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
24
revised How do you choose treasure for encounters with creatures that drop treasure?
fix list; deleted 1 character in body