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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 The Guide to Glorantha


Sep
14
revised How can I fool my players into being pawns for the villain?
copyedit & formatting; edited body
Sep
13
revised How do I play a paladin without being a stick in the mud?
punc, grammar, word choice, paragraphs
Sep
13
revised Does the Tiefling mutation manifest at a greater probability per child in later generations?
WoD vampire analogy
Sep
13
comment How to deal with Moderate consequences lasting longer than Severe near the end of scenarios?
They're all good answers, but this is the one that tripped the switch in my understanding and let me grasp it intuitively.
Sep
13
comment How to deal with Moderate consequences lasting longer than Severe near the end of scenarios?
Ah, right. I was reading "provided it makes sense…" as a gating condition, i.e., that the process of recovery had been started in-game. Of course, like most of Fate it's deeper than that and it's not just a start condition that kicks off a rules-based timer! I had to read this three times and combine it with my understanding of wraith808's answer before that sank in…
Sep
13
comment Can amphibious creatures in Pathfinder speak underwater, and if so, how?
Not really comparable. Both air and liquid flow around vocal organs. Dirt and stone don't. It would require a non-speech mechanism, or some kind of sealed coupling with a good piece of solid earth, which goes beyond just "talking like you normally do so long as you can breathe."
Sep
13
comment Why is the Essentials Dungeon Master Kit so expensive/hard to find?
The kit contains a lot of things (two adventures, DM screen, battle mats, counters) that aren't in the DMG.
Sep
13
accepted How to deal with Moderate consequences lasting longer than Severe near the end of scenarios?
Sep
13
asked How to deal with Moderate consequences lasting longer than Severe near the end of scenarios?
Sep
12
revised Looking for a battle map designer with ice-themed objects
formatted links; add link to main software; fix a comma splice
Sep
12
revised Can a Gray Rain Cloak be refilled?
more accurate title
Sep
12
comment Can a Gray Rain Cloak be refilled?
Since it's Feywild rain initially I'd put a further limitation on the houserule, something like rain during a full moon "because the Feywild is closer to the mundane world then" or something like that.
Sep
12
revised Does the Tiefling mutation manifest at a greater probability per child in later generations?
clarify why this is being asked / where the confusion comes from
Sep
12
comment Does the Tiefling mutation manifest at a greater probability per child in later generations?
@JonathanHobbs It was asked in order to settle an argument in comments elsewhere in which the other person was insisting that tieflings don't manifest in generation immediately after the sire, based on this passage. It could use some of that context, sure, but it elided the argument out of politeness.
Sep
12
revised Does the Tiefling mutation manifest at a greater probability per child in later generations?
clarify
Sep
12
answered Does the Tiefling mutation manifest at a greater probability per child in later generations?
Sep
12
comment Does the Tiefling mutation manifest at a greater probability per child in later generations?
This is a nice explanation of genetics that, is, unfortunately, unnecessary on a much more straightforward reading of the text.
Sep
11
revised Looking for a battle map designer with ice-themed objects
Format links; edited body; added 1 characters in body
Sep
11
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
11
comment Can a Gray Rain Cloak be refilled?
D&D 4e doesn't much care to go into the details of its items in practical, non-rules terms. This might very well be entirely up to you.