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Roleplayer, lapsed blogger, and full-time dad.

Have been playing and GMing D&Ds from B/X to D&D 5e. Becoming a fan of indie games and the OSR in the mid 2000s expanded my horizons for both trad and indie games. 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 5eScheming Hillfolk RPG and RuneQuest 6 GloranthaReading everything by C. J. Cherryh and King of Sartar by Greg Stafford


Oct
5
reviewed Leave Open How rare are these miniature AD&D books?
Oct
5
revised How to create a dungeon based on a realistic tomb, but still enjoyable to explore?
edited tags
Oct
5
revised How much should PCs be paid?
format table
Oct
4
revised How can I create a character with a gryphon mount?
more descriptive title
Oct
4
revised How rare are these miniature AD&D books?
added 93 characters in body
Oct
4
revised How to calculate the expected damage increase from Empowered Spell?
more descriptive title
Oct
4
reviewed Leave Open How specific does “beast you have seen” have to be for Wild Shape?
Oct
4
answered How rare are these miniature AD&D books?
Oct
4
revised How rare are these miniature AD&D books?
edited tags; edited title
Oct
4
revised What skill to oppose undodgeable energy weapons attack rolls?
more accurate title
Oct
4
comment How to deal with players rolling dice before establishing the context of the action?
You might want to rephrase you last paragraph. You probably didn't mean it(?), but it implies the players are like pets or children to the GM.
Oct
4
comment How to deal with players rolling dice before establishing the context of the action?
There are games that are more discretionary about when a roll is called for, and games that are very specific and non-discretionary about when rolls must/may be made, and a spectrum in between. Fate is not on the end of the spectrum that this answer is assuming.
Oct
3
answered How specific does “beast you have seen” have to be for Wild Shape?
Oct
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
3
revised What happened to disease in D&D 5e?
inverted words fix; tweak formatting of list
Oct
3
revised How can I imprison my characters for a long period of time?
edit in clarification from comments
Oct
3
revised Using more than two arms to wield a bigger weapon
"multiple" arms would include two— obviously not the intent!; if RAW is merely preferred and also accepting homebrew then it's not [rules-as-written], just a rules question (which doesn't need a tag); misc copyediting
Oct
3
comment Dungeon World campaign length - how long to reach level 10?
This is about where my DW campaign has got to (before taking a break from it, it's intense!). Also worth noting about retirement: it's not the end of the campaign, just the foreground story of that character. New characters rotating in can have the campaign continue indefinitely.
Oct
3
comment Will trading the Monk Martial Arts feature for the Grappling Feat cause problems?
@psychoed42 You're welcome! Feel free to ask the question about playing a pacifist as a new question; just give some thought to how (and whether) the problem to be solved can be described as something that's not just a matter of opinion (our format sucks for opinion questions, which are better suited to discussion forums anyway), and we'll be happy to tackle it.
Oct
2
comment In D&D 3.5, are Ability Checks, Attack Rolls, and Damage Rolls mechanically distinct?
@KRyan 5e explicitly addresses this because it leverages "X roll is an ability roll" rules in the core of the system. Because it does that, it also takes pains to point out where that's not true.