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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 RuneQuest 6 GloranthaPlaying D&D 5eScheming Hillfolk RPGReading everything by C. J. Cherryh and King of Sartar by Greg Stafford


Jan
18
revised Is there a resource for generating appropriate goods for a post-apocalyptic looting?
edited tags
Jan
18
revised What parts of D&D 5e's design heritage come from D&D 4e?
edited tags
Jan
18
reviewed No Action Needed Keeping a group together in a Zombie RPG
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open Keeping a group together in a Zombie RPG
Jan
18
revised What are the major differences between D&D 3.0 and D&D 3.5
both editions have cross-class skills; replace code formatting with prose formatting
Jan
18
comment How long can a readied spell be held before it's lost?
For non-cantrips, would you say that the spell slot is used when the spell is readied or when it's released?
Jan
17
reviewed Delete How can I manage my campaign digitally, without using a screen at the table?
Jan
17
comment Good Pre-generated adventure for absolute new Players and new DM?
Are you wedded to D&D 3.5e? As you're just starting out, you may be interested to know that the current edition of D&D (5th) has free basic rules that may be more approachable for new DMs and players. Alternatively, if you're looking more for the best introductory D&D adventure and would use whatever D&D edition fits it, that may change the answers you will get. (And if you're set on D&D 3.5e, then clarifying that will prevent people wasting your time any further with suggestions/questions about changing editions. :)
Jan
17
comment Is there any sort of mechanical reason to use a trident over a spear?
@AlexisWilke Good memory. It's on page 198. Unfortunately, that doesn't distinguish it from spears as they also get that perk.
Jan
17
comment How can I manage my campaign digitally, without using a screen at the table?
Excellent! I need to (budget to) look into this. Hyperlinks are mostly useful to me in managing the data out of session, so if they don't translate to paper at all that's fine by me.
Jan
17
comment Is there any sort of mechanical reason to use a trident over a spear?
"Now with 300% the stab wounds!"
Jan
17
revised Good Pre-generated adventure for absolute new Players and new DM?
tidying; tag as a recommend-a-game-thing question
Jan
17
revised How long can a readied spell be held before it's lost?
a note house ruling
Jan
17
revised What happens if I get the same skill from both my background and my class?
integrate edit/update so it's all one answer
Jan
17
comment How can I manage my campaign digitally, without using a screen at the table?
@Davi Yeah, MP sounds nearly perfect for d20 GMs wanting this kind of thing.
Jan
17
comment How can I manage my campaign digitally, without using a screen at the table?
That does sound very close to my needs. The lack of cross-connection would be painful coming from my history of using wikis for this, but piecemeal printing and integration with (my existing copy of) FM is a big draw.
Jan
17
awarded  Good Question
Jan
17
comment How long can a readied spell be held before it's lost?
@sadaqah That's the bit, yes.
Jan
17
answered How long can a readied spell be held before it's lost?
Jan
16
awarded  Enlightened