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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
28
revised How do you get a DM to stop targeting you?
added 92 characters in body
Oct
28
comment How do you get a DM to stop targeting you?
@thatgirldm I have to give the credit to Captain Awkward's excellent advice column for teaching me how to write scripts for difficult conversations.
Oct
28
comment How many creatures should face a party of 6 PCs?
@C.Ross That was my first guess, but getting my hands in there to edit it, I started to think that maybe they for some reason reject the idea of adding more creatures?
Oct
28
revised How do you get a DM to stop targeting you?
added 2 characters in body
Oct
28
revised How do you get a DM to stop targeting you?
added 54 characters in body
Oct
28
answered How do you get a DM to stop targeting you?
Oct
28
comment How to balance a very-low magic campaign
@Macona It's actually not that hard to do, in a technical sense. The hardest thing is overcoming "instincts" that no longer apply. It's actually pretty easy to run a low-magic campaign in d20 once you understand how to manage difficulty directly and ditch the CR system (which becomes a liability rather than a useful tool in this situation).
Oct
28
revised Can an enemy creature who is grabbed and prone escape?
fix the reversed subject-object in that sentence
Oct
28
comment How many creatures should face a party of 6 PCs?
Okay, I may be misunderstanding your question, because I'm unclear on this: You say that you know that 2 PCs should face X number of creatures and 6 PCs should face Y number of creatures. How does that not answer your question? Why are you thinking about changing other things?
Oct
28
revised How many creatures should face a party of 6 PCs?
copyedit; retag
Oct
28
revised Rulings on Invisibility
fix!
Oct
27
revised Betrayed by my GM; how can I respond?
This is how I'd tweak this to make it more obviously an answer focusing on futility. Before, futility was buried in the third paragraph, which undermined the point so that it is effectively glossed over like in other answers. (Revert if you disagree!)
Oct
27
comment How to improvise
I noticed that you edited this. But your edit doesn't tell us anything new about the problem you're having, so we still have no idea what would constitute "better." What problems have you experienced when trying to improvise?
Oct
27
comment What role-playing games don't feature experience?
The answer is "Yes, such games exist." Beyond that though, we can't give you a list because there are zomg so many. Check out the RPGGeek database for a taste of how many games exist. Lots don't have XP.
Oct
27
answered Does casting while greater invisible make the spell effects also invisible?
Oct
27
comment Which of these favored class/race options should I take for my magus?
@Discipol Ok, I thought it might be that; then we're all on the same page!
Oct
27
comment Which of these favored class/race options should I take for my magus?
When you say that you're locked into your choice, what do you mean? (It's a common misreading of the rules that you can't choose a different favoured bonus each level, but it's not true.)
Oct
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
26
comment How can a GM justify changing a player's alignment?
If I had to guess, I'd say you're getting downvotes for being off-target. From the question: "I'm not asking for people to agree or disagree... I simply want to know how GMs have in the past justified alignment changes, or how people would suggest going about doing so."
Oct
26
comment How to improvise
What exactly is it that makes you think you're not doing it right? (You're kinda making us guess what the problem is.)