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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


Dec
12
revised How do I use God as an NPC while being sensitive to players' real-life religious beliefs?
take a provisional stab at distilling the question down to its clearest, concisest form
Dec
12
comment Since Spellforge is gone, what Spellbook management software is available?
Spellforge's site might be down temporarily or permanently, but Spellforge can still be accessed. See the answers in the linked question.
Dec
12
comment Is there a spell managing program/app for D&D 3.5e?
Spellforge's website has broken/gone down, but the Internet Archive hosts a copy of the spreadsheet still, and I've added that to this answer.
Dec
12
revised Is there a spell managing program/app for D&D 3.5e?
site down, but Wayback Machine to the rescue
Dec
12
revised Is there a spell managing program/app for D&D 3.5e?
site down, but Wayback Machine to the rescue
Dec
12
comment Is there a spell managing program/app for D&D 3.5e?
Spellforge's website has broken/gone down, but the Internet Archive hosts a copy of the spreadsheet still, and I've added that to this answer.
Dec
12
revised Is there a spell managing program/app for D&D 3.5e?
edited tags
Dec
12
comment Is there a spell managing program/app for D&D 3.5e?
As of late 2014 dndtool.eu has been shut down due to WotC taking legal action.
Dec
12
revised Since Spellforge is gone, what Spellbook management software is available?
edited tags
Dec
12
comment Targeting a Ship with the Darkness Spell
@Craddoke You can always rule that creatures are a special case and only inanimate & unattended (not held/worn) objects are valid targets. The spells definitely don't account for targetting creatures, as they lack all the saving-throw infrastructure that would normally be present. You could add such, but making them attach to mobile objects doesn't require making them also target creatures.
Dec
12
revised Can the write spell copy maps or pictures?
format spell name for style; no need to say the game in three places
Dec
12
comment Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
@BESW Totally depends on local social contract. There's no universal truth to the GM's role within a social contract.
Dec
12
revised Targeting a Ship with the Darkness Spell
edited tags
Dec
12
answered Targeting a Ship with the Darkness Spell
Dec
12
revised What would being able to split the move action do to combat?
retain stuff while making it not an opinion poll
Dec
11
comment How does the monstrous Burn ability affect objects?
Remember that wood burns well, but do not ignite easily.
Dec
11
comment What should I include in a setting book for an RPG?
Unfortunately this is the sort of question that is best answered by the synthesis of survey results and business/writing requirements/taste. It can't be answered by a single authoritative answer written by an expert, only by a collection of feedback. That's the kind of question which doesn't work here in our Q&A format; though it's a fine question to ask, it is better asked on a forum where surveys and discussion do work.
Dec
11
revised How do touch spells work against creatures you're already touching?
deleted 2 characters in body
Dec
11
revised How does the monstrous Burn ability affect objects?
added 1 character in body; edited title
Dec
10
revised Would adding Necromancy spells to the Druid's spell list break anything?
general copyedit; [house-rules] tag is really needed here; make the title more descriptive