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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
22
revised What books should I bring with me to my first gaming session?
the actual problem (new player prep for a first 3.5e session) is not system-agnostic or relevant to every edition of D&D, so removing those tags
Apr
22
revised How to chain a druid?
copyedit; integrate "subquestion" into the question more naturally
Apr
21
comment What simple and rules-light system can be used to play WH40k?
There are thousands of systems that could be used for this, which means your question suffers from a common problem we've identified where it innocently assumes that there are way, way fewer RPGs in existence than there actually are. Right now, this won't get good answers, only suggestions for people's favourite systems out of those thousands that match your description. Pick any of the many light generic RPGs.
Apr
21
comment How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
I think you still misunderstand something. It is normal and not despotic for a GM to say, "You're all company members aboard a trade ship. Make characters that fit," and object when one makes a weird character. Just like it is considered a problem with the player if they make an accountant or a traitor when the DM said, "You're all adventuring heroes in a cooperative party." The GM is 100% within his rights and responsibilities here. Your answer is effectively saying the GM can never play hard sci-fi, which is unreasonable, and unhelpful besides.
Apr
20
revised Where can I learn the meanings of RPG terminology?
Formatting
Apr
20
comment Is there a list of RPG jargon words?
@Dakeyras Not so: it's off-topic to ask a question that would result in us creating a list of answers. Asking for an resource elsewhere is OK, even if that resource happens to be a list. In actual fact, this is a duplicate of an existing open question.
Apr
20
revised Is there a list of RPG jargon words?
the correct term here is "jargon"
Apr
20
revised Is it acceptable for the GM to attack a recently-stabilized character?
punctuation and formatting fixes
Apr
20
answered Designing a damage system for our rules
Apr
20
revised What are the consequences of different speeds of time interacting?
edited tags
Apr
20
comment How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
@TimLymington There's a possible good answer there; how to change the campaign to accommodate the "odd one out" without yanking the rug from under the other players who are already on-board with the original premise, is non-trivial and would be a valuable insight.
Apr
20
comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
@AceCalhoon Actually, I think this is a duplicate of that. The answers are even substantially the same.
Apr
20
comment How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
Not all character concepts fit in every campaign. That's a fundamental concern that shouldn't be ignored either, because it's the other half of the dilemma at the core of the question.
Apr
20
revised How to help a player to roleplay the character he created?
edited tags
Apr
20
comment How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
This answer would be much better if it also answered how to handle player knowledge with fumbles as a house-rule. If they choose to continue using fumbles, this answer doesn't provide any help for them.
Apr
19
revised Shapeshifter Villain travelling with Party
edited tags
Apr
19
answered How do I run a successful and engaging campaign without combat?
Apr
19
revised How do I run a successful and engaging campaign without combat?
convert all lists to use list formatting; copyedit
Apr
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
19
revised Should a GM be a Player?
Revert word-choice edits that change the meaning of the question; keep tag edits; added 1 character in body; edited title