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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 in UndermountainPlaying nothing • Scheming nothing • Writing Broken Swords RPGReading GURPS 4th Edition Basic Set


Oct
12
comment What makes grease a good spell?
Wizards are situational. Their usual role as mere artillery platform is like using a precision ratchet set as a hammer. Grease is always going to be situational, like every great wizard's spell.
Oct
12
revised Can I use a full attack and natural attacks in the same round?
added 168 characters in body
Oct
12
revised Can I use a full attack and natural attacks in the same round?
a more intuitive summary
Oct
12
revised Does exploration movement rate in Basic D&D (B/X) include trap/secret-door detection?
fix OCR errors in quoted text + 1 typo elsewhere
Oct
11
comment Was Original D&D an Historical Wargame?
Could you provide a summary? This answer is pretty content-free if that link ever goes dead.
Oct
11
revised Is there a Masterplan-like tool for 3.5?
retag; copyedit
Oct
11
revised Does anyone have pointers on roleplaying using instant messaging?
No need to apologise for thread necromancy
Oct
11
comment Does anyone have pointers on roleplaying using instant messaging?
FYI, "thread necromancy" is actually encouraged here, because the questions & their answers are neither threads (we're not a discussion site) nor are they ever considered "dead" (otherwise they'd have been closed long ago). So no apology for lateness is required! I edited it out for you, in fact. :)
Oct
11
revised Does exploration movement rate in Basic D&D (B/X) include trap/secret-door detection?
whoops, *that* one bit is actually from the wrong edition
Oct
11
comment Does exploration movement rate in Basic D&D (B/X) include trap/secret-door detection?
@RSConley Thank you for the correction, then! I evidently was remembering the AD&D rule for elves.
Oct
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
11
comment How to convey the tone of Shadowrun
I did say it would convey tone. No problems with it on that count. :)
Oct
11
revised Does exploration movement rate in Basic D&D (B/X) include trap/secret-door detection?
added 431 characters in body
Oct
11
answered Does exploration movement rate in Basic D&D (B/X) include trap/secret-door detection?
Oct
11
comment How to convey the tone of Shadowrun
It sounds like it might be effective at implying tone, strictly speaking, but it might interfere with other aspects of running an RPG, like discussing rules clarifications, what to order on the pizza, working plumbing for bathroom breaks, anti-squatter police raids, and dealing with the serial killer neighbours when the game gets noisy.
Oct
10
revised Do magical beasts have a magical aura with regard to Detect Magic spell?
copyedit
Oct
10
revised Is there a feat to let monks multi-class as spellcasters without losing monk progression?
massage the text into one integral question instead of question + bonus question
Oct
9
revised Is there a feat to let monks multi-class as spellcasters without losing monk progression?
punctuation & spacing
Oct
9
revised Is there a feat to let monks multi-class as spellcasters without losing monk progression?
retag (nothing about charop, multi-classing isn't just at chargen; add relevant tags); general copyedit; remove content free "I think this would be good" paragraph that was 1/2 the question
Oct
9
revised Vast and expanded realistic combat system
Jake isn't with the ARMA anymore: he's a founding member of HEMAA