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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


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awarded  Enlightened
Jan
16
revised Tiefling Sorcerer with Dragonic bloodline?
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Jan
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revised Tiefling Sorcerer with Dragonic bloodline?
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Jan
16
comment How to handle time in D&D 5e
Putting the heart of your answer in a blockquote makes it harder to read (it's a formatting signal that it is either not your words, or is an example that can be easily skipped). You'd be better off leaving your steps as a plain list and, if you want to blockquote something, your example text is a good candidate.
Jan
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revised Tiefling Sorcerer with Dragonic bloodline?
added 460 characters in body
Jan
16
answered Tiefling Sorcerer with Dragonic bloodline?
Jan
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comment Is there a formula for recommended monster ability scores per level?
@Miniman It says MM3 several times. Answerers who can't be bothered to read past the title won't be helped by saying MM3 one time more.
Jan
16
comment What's the best way to make time spent travelling more interesting?
@RobertF I'm all about the logistics. The question is about how to make travel more interesting though, and the answer is missing any explanation about how this solves that problem.
Jan
16
comment How to handle time in D&D 5e
[Related] Keeping track of time in AD&D 1e
Jan
16
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
15
comment Is an attack a check, or only similar to a check?
But a Perception Check is a Wisdom Check; its technical name is literally, "Wisdom (Perception)" (see PHB p. 174 for an example).
Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed Does using “versatile” weapons with 2 hands disqualify them as “Monk Weapons”?
Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed What does “+6 to hit, Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4)” mean in a creature's stat block?
Jan
15
comment Looking for “high dark” fantasy setting
@SurrealAnalysis Without an extra qualifier, "fantasy setting" almost always means swords and castles and other pseudo-medieval stuff. That's why Dresden Files RPG is usually called "urban fantasy" or "modern fantasy".
Jan
15
comment What's the best way to make time spent travelling more interesting?
Could you explain more about how allowing players to describe a camp routine and asking how much food and water they have makes travel more interesting?
Jan
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
15
comment What's the best way to make time spent travelling more interesting?
[Related] What can I do to give the players the same feel their characters would have about wilderness travel?How can I resolve dangerous journeys without playing out every battle in detail?Starting a campaign with travel for new playersMaking travel time meaningful?
Jan
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revised How can I resolve dangerous journeys without playing out every battle in detail?
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Jan
15
revised Making travel time meaningful?
edited tags; edited title
Jan
15
revised Starting a new 4e adventure with an old character. How should I handle treasure/equipment?
added 18 characters in body