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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


Sep
26
comment Did piracy problems bring down White Wolf?
@Strill You're confusing two separate companies. WW still exists, was acquired by CCP, and CCP did move their focus to an MMO, which CCP later cancelled. Onyx Path is a separate company created after WW was bought, that licenses WoD properties from WW/CCP.
Sep
26
comment Did piracy problems bring down White Wolf?
They're actually different companies: Onyx Path is a separate legal entity formed by an employee who left with the intention of resurrecting dead lines by buying or licensing the IP. They are a licensee of CCP properties, and own Scion and Trinity outright. OP is not an imprint of WW's, and is not the continuation of WW; WW is still wholly-owned part of CCP and has no employees, only assets. CCP also has the power to terminate the licensing relationship with OP, at which point the independence of the companies would become (sadly) much more apparent.
Sep
26
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
25
comment How do I deal with players that do not put much effort on character background?
There are two unfocused subjects here, too: backgrounds, and roleplaying during the game. Pick one to focus on, or if they're not separable, figure out what the common root problem is.
Sep
25
revised Cheat-proof online die roller?
edited tags; edited title
Sep
25
comment Cheat-proof online die roller?
Related question: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/22732/…
Sep
25
comment How to GM and Play a Character fairly
That line alone is worth a downvote. Answers from this century are better.
Sep
25
revised Is there a legal way to get D&D 5e core rulebook PDFs?
edited body; edited title
Sep
25
comment How do I deal with players that do not put much effort on character background?
Remember: if you find yourself asking for "any tips", the question isn't focused enough yet to be answerable here.
Sep
24
comment Where can I find the full Clyde Caldwell artwork that appears on these covers?
The title has change, yeah. It was "In what product(s) the full artwork by Clyde Caldwell that originated these covers was featured?" originally though, nothing about how early there; the "originated" is attached to "the full artwork", not the products.
Sep
24
revised What is the casting strength limit of an enchanted item?
formatting; add page number; more descriptive title
Sep
24
comment How to tell when a material is flammable?
@HeyICanChan Yes, but that's a "qualification definition". It's a modifier on the dictionary definition, describing what qualifies as an object; the game still expects you to know what it means when it says something "is an object". (There are other rules about objects, I know, but they are still not an exhaustive replacement for the dictionary meaning, just piecemeal modifications.)
Sep
24
comment Apocalypse World without Fronts: Are we missing out?
It's worth mentioning that Fronts are supposed to be ignored in the first session, so that part's Doin' It Right at least. And Sage (of Dungeon World) has said that Fronts aren't necessary if a particular GM doesn't find them useful tools; which doesn't necessarily apply back to DW's parent AW, but is wisdom worth considering.
Sep
24
comment Where can I find the full Clyde Caldwell artwork that appears on these covers?
I gave it an edit to emphasise that, and removed the [product-id] tag, then. Cheers! Hopefully someone knows.
Sep
24
revised Where can I find the full Clyde Caldwell artwork that appears on these covers?
clarify that it's (an image of) the whole original artwork being sought not specific products, per comments
Sep
24
comment Where can I find the full Clyde Caldwell artwork that appears on these covers?
I don't see a "how early" part, just a "what art book am I remembering / where can I find the whole thing" part.
Sep
24
comment Where can I find the full Clyde Caldwell artwork that appears on these covers?
This doesn't answer the question though, because the cover of Dragon Magazine #65 is the same crop as above. This should probably be a comment on the question instead.
Sep
24
revised How to tell when a material is flammable?
added 2 characters in body
Sep
24
answered How to tell when a material is flammable?
Sep
24
answered How does the GM split the exp in Earthdawn?