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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


Oct
27
comment European Medieval Fantasy RPG with an appropriate setting, minimal bookkeeping, random characters, and simple rules?
@BrianBallsun-Stanton That's a common perception that I believe is the fault of a few early rules-light designs, not something that's really true of the category as a whole, or as it has matured. DW is pretty rules-light, but it requires the GM to believe it when it says what it says to do, which is a massive paradigm shift for enough people that it seems hard if you just judge by the people asking for help.
Oct
27
revised European Medieval Fantasy RPG with an appropriate setting, minimal bookkeeping, random characters, and simple rules?
pretty link
Oct
27
comment Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
@JanHudec You're thinking of a tall frame backpack. Just like today we also have backpacks that are smaller, backpacks in D&D aren't necessary giant expedition packs. The one on the equipment chart is, by definition, of a smaller variety of backpack than you're thinking of.
Oct
27
comment Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
@MatthewNajmon In some editions, horses and donkeys are specifically called out as unwilling to enter dungeons, but mules can be brought in. Mules are also quite sturdy in a fight when cornered or angry, moreso than a 1st-level fighter. (The last time my players brought a mule into the dungeon, it got separated briefly by surprise skeletons, but when refound was happily doing the fandango on the powdered bones of three or four of them.)
Oct
26
revised Is it a bad idea to steal characters from other media?
Formatting
Oct
26
comment Which issue of Dragon magazine had a chart for volleys of arrows?
What year did you start playing D&D? Was it a new issue when you read it, or a well-worn one? If you can remember both of those, it could narrow it down a lot.
Oct
26
revised When players have settled into “routines” for runs, how to break them out of the rut?
list formatting
Oct
26
revised Which issue of Dragon magazine had a chart for volleys of arrows?
added 13 characters in body; edited title
Oct
26
revised How do I calculate my probability of success in Vampire the Masquerade?
replace code formatting with prose formatting, http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1483/is-there-a-functional-purpose-to-putting-things-in-code-text-here
Oct
26
revised When players have settled into “routines” for runs, how to break them out of the rut?
added 29 characters in body; edited title
Oct
26
revised What is a “Melee Spell Attack” and how does it differ from a regular spell?
rm game tag from the title
Oct
25
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
25
comment How do I help players engage with plot despite giving me no good background hooks?
How far along is this campaign? Just started, ten sessions, two?
Oct
25
revised How do I help players engage with plot despite giving me no good background hooks?
overhaul based on the real problem: the players sans plot hooks feel disconnected
Oct
24
comment How do I help players engage with plot despite giving me no good background hooks?
Are your players unhappy with this situation?
Oct
24
revised What Influence Did Sean K. Reynolds Have on Pathfinder's Monk?
a mini-overhaul to make this more likely to be acceptable here
Oct
24
comment Can I use Minor Illusion to create a wall, hide behind it, and attack with advantage?
6' people can crouch...
Oct
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
24
comment Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
@Zibbobz That's probably the 2nd pic then. This link should work if you can access Google.
Oct
24
comment Where do adventurers keep all their stuff?
@Zibbobz Is it one of these over-encumbered Links? The bottom one with the ladder looks about right.