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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 The Guide to Glorantha


Oct
12
revised How has D&D changed over time in its guidance to DMs as to when to extrapolate from written rules and when to improvise?
can't have a conversation here
Oct
12
comment Pathfinder, Savage Display
I'm not clear on what you're asking. Are you asking what the feat does normally, or are you asking how it interacts with critical hits? (The scare quotes make it unclear if you mean real critical damage or the +1d6 from the feat.)
Oct
11
comment Why is there a limit on the number of good and bad outcomes in Fiasco scenes?
@mlk Oh, I see, you don't mean eliminating the die colours. It might work? If you try it, that may be worth writing an answer from experience. :)
Oct
11
revised What happens to a levitating character catching something heavy in 2nd Edition D&D?
weight as force
Oct
11
revised What happens to a levitating character catching something heavy in 2nd Edition D&D?
actual spoiler markup; punc; formatting
Oct
11
answered What happens to a levitating character catching something heavy in 2nd Edition D&D?
Oct
11
comment Why is there a limit on the number of good and bad outcomes in Fiasco scenes?
@mlk "Pacing" isn't just timing, it's also a pattern of ups and downs.
Oct
10
revised How to avoid sidetracking and keep things together in cooperative storytelling
add psychology
Oct
10
answered How to avoid sidetracking and keep things together in cooperative storytelling
Oct
10
comment How to avoid sidetracking and keep things together in cooperative storytelling
"Simple" and "Tolkien, G.R.R. Martin" do not belong in the same sentence. ;)
Oct
10
answered Is Iron Kingdoms too non-lethal?
Oct
10
revised Twin Strike and keywords from frost weapon and radiant weapon (and dual implement feat)
edited tags
Oct
10
comment How would you create a MtG RPG Campaign/Game?
@ChuckCottrill You're assuming we understand what your intentions and intended game format are, when that's not at all clear. Could you go over your question and think about how to express your objective more definitely? Things like defining what a "sponsor" is (a game term? a real-world company donating prizes??) and other terms used without explanation would help a lot.
Oct
10
revised What do I need to keep running D&D after finishing the Red Box?
list formatting for lists
Oct
10
revised What do I need to keep running D&D after finishing the Red Box?
bring out the "what books come next?" core question a bit more
Oct
10
comment What do I need to keep running D&D after finishing the Red Box?
@waxeagle As written this sounds like it might be a dup, but I think the core question here is more specific than the other, given the last line about specific books. I'm going to give it an edit to bring that to the fore.
Oct
10
revised Is there a Paizo official way to improve dispel checks?
there are no late answers
Oct
10
comment What use is Skill Beyond Your Years?
Not being an E6 player, I wasn't sure! I understand better now what this is suggesting. Have a +1. :)
Oct
9
comment How would you create a MtG RPG Campaign/Game?
On the table I'd run this as trivial adaptation of a hexcrawl or pointcrawl. Cheating and a limited card population wouldn't be hard there, but in a LARP would be much more challenging. Maybe custom cards with unique QR codes, but that would require everyone use a smartphone; how important would it be to maintain a non-tech theme?
Oct
9
comment Magic the Gathering RPG?
It was published during 4th or 5th edition, I believe; the "Ice Age" era. It definitely fired my roleplaying imagination and undoubtably caused me to purchase more cards that I otherwise would have.