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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
13
revised Does a skill in Burning Wheel open gray if one of its root stats is gray?
fix math, clarify white shade
May
13
revised Does a skill in Burning Wheel open gray if one of its root stats is gray?
added 85 characters in body
May
13
answered Does a skill in Burning Wheel open gray if one of its root stats is gray?
May
13
comment Tools for tracking NPC/PC relationships and attitudes
There are GUIs for graphviz/dot out there.
May
13
comment Tools for tracking NPC/PC relationships and attitudes
…Can you give a brief summary? Quoting the rules enough to use them isn't necessary to make it a good answer, but some kind of teaser that gives a reader enough information to even know if going and getting the Smallville book is a good idea is pretty necessary.
May
13
revised Wealth in tremulus: insane or horrific?
added 942 characters in body
May
13
answered Wealth in tremulus: insane or horrific?
May
12
accepted What RPG converted “choose your own adventure”–style gamebooks into adventure modules?
May
12
comment What RPG converted “choose your own adventure”–style gamebooks into adventure modules?
That's it! The description sounds right and the cover looks familiar, but what clinches it is the first bundled adventure, The Wishing Well, which I now recall distinctly as part of the book.
May
12
asked What RPG converted “choose your own adventure”–style gamebooks into adventure modules?
May
11
comment Can a demon lord read minds?
@Brian When the Q says "the D&D universe", context or straight-up answers from other editions seems within scope.
May
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on publishing tag wiki
May
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on publishing tag wiki excerpt
May
9
revised Do you have to permanently sacrifice turns/rebukes for more daily Devotion Feat uses?
more accurate title; rm [optimisation] tag since there's no charop content; copyedit
May
9
comment At what point did polyhedral dice become part of D&D?
Aha! So both stories are true, just connected in an unexpected way.
May
9
comment Limits of the Entangle Power?
@Yianes The Savage Worlds RAW doesn't try to be comprehensive, so looking always for RAW answers can be frustrating/futile/deceptive.
May
9
comment Limits of the Entangle Power?
And of course, all of that can be modified by the appropriate Trapping.
May
8
comment How does the overhand chop ability work?
Actually, the text is very clear. It has a "Benefit" line and a "Normal" line. The Normal effect is there to tell you want normally happens, which the Benefit line is replacing. The Normal line says you normally add 1-1/2 strength bonus. The Benefit line says you add double, so that "double" replaces the normal "1-1/2". Saying "instead" would be redundant, so it doesn't say "instead".
May
8
comment How can I motivate my fellow players?
That's a good edit!
May
8
comment How can we heal HP while infected with Filth Fever?
@ObliviousSage I don't think it's a duplicate, now that I've done a copyedit. It appears to be distinct, being about how to manage healing of HP (not the disease) while infected.