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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 nothing • Playing D&D 4eScheming Earthdawn 3eReading Designers & Dragons (2014) by Shannon Appelcline


Feb
18
answered How does wandering within a city work?
Feb
18
comment Is it possible to run a simulationist sandbox game?
If all you're asking is "does this exist?", the answer is "yes, quite a lot of campaigns have been sandboxes", but that Q&A isn't really worth a whole dedicated question. Maybe do some googling about sandbox roleplaying, read some of the hundreds of blog and forum posts about it, and you might better know what you want to ask about then?
Feb
18
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
17
revised How can I bring a player back to immersion and away from the distraction he brings to the table?
some copyedits
Feb
17
answered Can magical objects exist in a no mana world?
Feb
14
reviewed Edit suggested edit on My player characters abandoned an NPC and I want them to feel the consequences
Feb
14
revised My player characters abandoned an NPC and I want them to feel the consequences
not every question that isn't about mechanics needs [system-agnostic]
Feb
14
comment How can I encourage a style of play where enhancing others' fun is the most important goal?
@AlexP I'd forgotten about that. I've added it to my local library holds; thanks!
Feb
13
comment Are DCs supposed to be secret?
Depends on the edition. (In AD&D, there aren't any "DCs", but the ability test modifier that's the mathematical equivalent wasn't usually secret.) Which edition(s) do you mean?
Feb
13
comment GM burn-out concerning worlds and systems
There is long historical precedent for such notebooks, so much so that they have a name: "commonplace books".
Feb
12
comment How can I convert the Necromorphs from Dead Space to Savage Worlds?
@Phil To answer the specific question in the body, you pretty much have to explain the general principles. And the body is asking for general principles, using Necromorphs as a working example and the reason they started wondering.
Feb
12
answered Starting at a higher level
Feb
12
comment How can I convert the Necromorphs from Dead Space to Savage Worlds?
@Phil Is it actually that wide? It's a generic system; every conversion works the same, and follows the same principles and advice. It's not a complicated system either, especially around creatures.
Feb
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
10
comment What version of D&D, or similar game, should I choose given my criteria?
@AlanDeSmet Yep. And again, late-era 3.x is pretty different from early-era 3.x. Late-2e to early-3e was a pretty seamless transition, but early- or even mid-2e to late-3e is shockingly different.
Feb
8
revised Where can I find other RPG players?
integrate comment
Feb
8
revised What version of D&D, or similar game, should I choose given my criteria?
added 386 characters in body
Feb
8
revised What version of D&D, or similar game, should I choose given my criteria?
added 340 characters in body
Feb
8
answered What version of D&D, or similar game, should I choose given my criteria?