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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
13
revised Can I program myself to use Gunnery instead of any ranged-weapon skill?
added 312 characters in body; added 6 characters in body; edited body
Apr
13
answered Can I program myself to use Gunnery instead of any ranged-weapon skill?
Apr
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
12
comment Easy-to-learn system that supports one-on-one play
@AlexP Ouch. Ouch ouch. I was letting the publisher coast on their decent job on Spears of the Dawn and never looked close at Scarlet Heroes. What the hell went wrong there?! Offensive setting info doesn't ever need to hit the table, sure, but it can't be stripped out of the actual book you have to read and use...
Apr
12
comment What do books have over the SRD?
I'd be happy to see this reopened if it was narrowed down to the specific d20-based game+SRD that Marshall is contemplating / has been avoiding.
Apr
12
comment Essential Reading for New GM/DM
I believe this is a poor fit for RPG.SE. The trouble is that there is no such thing as "essential" reading for a new GM, but everyone has an opinion on what's good to read. (And purely opinion-based stuff is off-topic for important reasons.)
Apr
11
comment Can a Sorcerer learn “Cure Light Wounds” from a scroll?
@HeyICanChan There, how's that look?
Apr
11
revised Can a Sorcerer learn “Cure Light Wounds” from a scroll?
incorporate comments
Apr
11
revised Is there a pattern for d8 dice?
mention the precision dice that are/have been available on the market
Apr
11
revised What do I do when some players can't show up consistently?
incorporate comments
Apr
11
revised Can a Sorcerer learn “Cure Light Wounds” from a scroll?
incorporate comments
Apr
11
revised Is there a pattern for d8 dice?
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Apr
11
revised Is there a pattern for d8 dice?
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Apr
11
answered Is there a pattern for d8 dice?
Apr
11
revised Dealing with a player dedicated to enforcing fanatical setting authenticity
sp + punc
Apr
11
comment How do I discourage or work with “nuke it from orbit” solutions?
The question mentions that they want to avoid railroading, though. Is there any way you can address that in your answer? (Even if how you address it is "don't bother avoiding it" or "you can't avoid it", it shows better attention to detail.)
Apr
11
answered How do I select background music for my RPG campaign?
Apr
11
comment Any games with a Magicka-like (experimental/combination-based) magic system?
"I can't remember off the top of my head what it's called." Syntactic magic?
Apr
11
comment Recommended Tools and macros for Dark Heresy in Roll 20
Regarding starmaps, we have this question: Mapping software for 2D universe maps
Apr
11
comment Recommended Tools and macros for Dark Heresy in Roll 20
(Ditto "how can I find/make virtual tokens that suit my campaign?": we don't have a good general one, so asking it yourself will narrow this down well.)