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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


Aug
15
revised When does a character gaining a level in a new class get the features of that class?
edited tags
Aug
15
answered What should happen in a legendarily successful attack against a mook?
Aug
15
comment What can I use for sci-fi ambient music?
There is actually a music subgenre called "ambient" (in the electronica genre) that might suit. Really, any electronica might suit, depending only on your tastes.
Aug
14
revised Tips for dealing with intentionaly aggressive player?
copyedit
Aug
14
comment Can a gnome use Greater Mage Hand to fly?
Yeah, it's not overpowered, and in fact is strictly worse than fly. After all, it's a hand. How is that supposed to hold up a gnome? You'd have to wear a sturdy harness with a little carrying handle on it, and you'd be uncomfortably dangling the whole time.
Aug
14
comment Is there a game that places a similar amount of emphasis on the creation of worlds by player characters as the Myst series?
Mystic Empyrean has built-in support for characters directly creating worlds, but it's more guided freeform (using interpretable ingredient lists) than a solid constrained creation system. The characters are also more than mortal, though that's not tied into the world creation system directly. It may be worth a look for inspiration, but I don't think it fits your requirements as-is.
Aug
14
comment Can an Immovable Rod be carried in a Bag of Holding?
This is my understanding of the canon on these items and I would come to the same conclusion. +1!
Aug
13
comment Which is a good system for one-player Dungeon Crawls?
Prior to 3e, D&D worked fine with from 1 to many players. Don't dismiss the entire game family based on a limited experience.
Aug
13
comment Which is a good system for one-player Dungeon Crawls?
Sounds like a Basic D&D edition or retro clone would be perfect. Someone want to write an overview of the usual suspects like LL, ACKS, S&W, and the four(ish) Basic editions?
Aug
12
comment Optimizing 2e High Int, Low Str Fighter
Yeah, there's no reason you can't be a rogue (class) who earns their bread as a swordarm (profession).
Aug
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
12
comment As a GM, what minimal geographic knowledge should I have to make realistic maps?
Maybe you've mistaken this for a conversation thread? We're a Q&A site, not a discussion forum. One implication of that is that each answer should be written as a complete solution to the question's problem as if there were no other answers. It's not meant that people should simply give general, tangential advice, like is common on discussion sites.
Aug
12
comment As a GM, what minimal geographic knowledge should I have to make realistic maps?
The scale they're working at doesn't make that relevant. And you don't address the things they do ask about. This is just kind of a non-sequitur answer.
Aug
11
revised Creating a free online dungeon map maker - advice on where I can find tiles to offer the users?
Just an example
Aug
11
revised Creating a free online dungeon map maker - advice on where I can find tiles to offer the users?
fix errors
Aug
11
comment Creating a free online dungeon map maker - advice on where I can find tiles to offer the users?
No, no, that not my site, it's someone else's. I just found it by googling. Judging by the other maps and their captions they're a member of the Cartographer's Guild site, the members of which produce a lot of maps for fun, so it's no surprise that they would give then away CC'd or for personal use. (Notice there are a few different licenses for the things on that page—not everything is CC.)
Aug
11
answered Creating a free online dungeon map maker - advice on where I can find tiles to offer the users?
Aug
11
comment As a GM, what minimal geographic knowledge should I have to make realistic maps?
I think you might want to re-read the question. You're giving general cartography advice and presentation, while they're asking for what sort of geography knowledge they should have and how to better draw grades.
Aug
10
comment Are there rules for skinning animals and making leather armor with the hide?
Or, if you don't want to quote, give a summary of the approach these house rules are taking, so a reader can get enough of a feel for them to decide whether they're interested in them or not.
Aug
10
revised Optimizing 2e High Int, Low Str Fighter
added 1952 characters in body