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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 WorldPlaying D&D 4eReading The Guide to Glorantha


Jun
25
comment Why is taking a new trait considered Fallout?
Related is this answer to another question, and I quote: "9. Fallout isn't always bad. Fallout is the advancement system."
Jun
25
comment Can you use relationships to get NPCs to come to you?
Not a rules cite, but I believe you just have to incant these magic words: "GM, please bring this relationship in now."
Jun
25
comment Why is taking a new trait considered Fallout?
Aren't 1d4 traits actually liabilities?
Jun
25
revised How can I model a human who gets powers from a part-time symbiote alien?
more descriptive title; & retag: RAW preferred but houserules accepted if necessary, so [rules-lawyering] doesn't fit
Jun
25
revised fate wiki description
a link to the Wikipedia multi-licensing article helpfully explains what it means that it is released under two licenses
Jun
23
comment Looking for a high-action, non-dark setting
I'm curious about the apparent self-contradiction: you want "pre-made and detailed", and yet reject the Forgotten Realms because it's too detailed. How is it possible to answer this, when very detailed is required but too detailed eliminates the setting that perfectly fits your requirements?
Jun
23
revised What is the best RPG system for realistic combat?
this is a sys-rec
Jun
23
comment What is the best RPG system for realistic combat?
@Flamma Yes, but that covers many hundreds of RPGs. That's a problem because then the answers aren't good, they're just our favourites. This meta discussion explains it more.
Jun
23
comment Can the direction of a pull change in the middle of forced movement?
If I understand you right, you're pretty much just asking "how do pulls work?" If so, this possible duplicate answers your question: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/8767/…
Jun
23
revised A system ranking epic levels alongside divine ranks?
replace amusing but pejorative term
Jun
23
revised With Throw Anything, is there any reason to take thrown weapon proficiencies?
more descriptive title
Jun
23
revised How to learn more than one concentration at character creation?
more descriptive title; minor tweak to wording to emphasise the disconnect
Jun
23
revised How to gather ritual components in a low-treasure campaign
more accurate title; copyedit the body
Jun
23
revised How do I prepare a permanent magic circle for the Linked Portal ritual?
more accurate title; copyedit the body
Jun
21
revised What is the best RPG system for realistic combat?
d20 and hit points are just background to the question, so the tags aren't suited
Jun
21
comment What is the best RPG system for realistic combat?
Does this possible duplicate answer your question: Vast and expanded realistic combat system?
Jun
21
comment Can a Magic Circle Against Evil protect a creature from a Night Hag's Dream Haunting?
@starwed Probably not necessary, but it does provide a full-spectrum "this is everything it does, and none fit" to the intuition that a circle that protects against evil sounds like it should stop the night hag's dream haunting.
Jun
21
revised Which is best for a 4e Hexblade, wands or rods?
clearer punctuation; try to fix a run-on sentence; try my best guess at how some good examples are supposed to solve the problem
Jun
21
answered Can a Magic Circle Against Evil protect a creature from a Night Hag's Dream Haunting?
Jun
21
comment Can a Magic Circle Against Evil protect a creature from a Night Hag's Dream Haunting?
@Zachiel Yes, I see what you mean. Though a close reading gives me an answer from a different angle...