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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. Particularly fond of GMless and short-form games because they suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Dungeon World (on hiatus) • Playing D&D 4eReading Designers & Dragons (2014) by Shannon Appelcline


Oct
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
26
comment How can a GM justify changing a player's alignment?
If I had to guess, I'd say you're getting downvotes for being off-target. From the question: "I'm not asking for people to agree or disagree... I simply want to know how GMs have in the past justified alignment changes, or how people would suggest going about doing so."
Oct
26
comment How to improvise
What exactly is it that makes you think you're not doing it right? (You're kinda making us guess what the problem is.)
Oct
26
revised Alternatives to Pass-Fail skill challenges in D&D 4e
format table; punc; misc formatting fixes
Oct
25
answered Do magic weapons automagically change size based on the user?
Oct
25
comment Betrayed by my GM; how can I respond?
No no no no no. Repeat this mantra, and keep it close to your heart always: "No roleplaying is better than bad roleplaying." These are awful people who are not worth giving additional chances to harass and emotionally abuse.
Oct
25
revised Betrayed by my GM; how can I respond?
clarify a major point of confusion
Oct
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
25
comment Mechanics of tearing apart a character
You're still describing a skill challenge structure, which isn't part of 3.5e.
Oct
24
revised Rulings on Invisibility
added 10 characters in body
Oct
24
comment Too many magic rings and trinkets
Oh, you mean the "how can I stop the purchasing and finding of these rings without completely looking like the bad guy by controlling this?" part. Then I just disagree: Players hate having their stuff taken away much more than they dislike DMs maintaining control over what gets into their hands in the first place.
Oct
24
comment Too many magic rings and trinkets
I see what you're getting at here (ways to eliminate too many magic items), but it doesn't really answer the question actually asked.
Oct
24
revised Rulings on Invisibility
added 881 characters in body
Oct
24
answered Rulings on Invisibility
Oct
24
revised How can I convert 2nd Edition AD&D to 4th?
note that 1e and 2e monsters are pretty much interchangeable; spelling
Oct
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can Treat Deadly Wounds be used on more than one creature at a time?
Oct
24
answered How can I run a campaign in isolation without restricting access to items?
Oct
24
comment What are the commonly accepted definitions of reskinning and refluffing?
Just pointing out that official separation of fluff and crunch is a historical aberration and even currently the exception to the norm. 4e does, but it's very rare beyond that.
Oct
24
comment What are the commonly accepted definitions of reskinning and refluffing?
(Well, almost. I don't think it's odd that many publishers don't demarcate the fluff and crunch; after all, it's a concept made up by D&D players during the 3.x era, and most designers have not subscribed to the belief that there is any distinction between setting truths and mechanical truths.)
Oct
24
comment What are the commonly accepted definitions of reskinning and refluffing?
I agree with everything in this answer. :)