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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


Jan
22
comment Why don't Wizards have access to Enhance Ability?
Since the speculation is an addendum and the answer would stand on it's own without it, it seems fine. It adds some food for thought that, although presented explicitly as guesswork, may help a reader reframe their assumptions and adjust their expectations, the better to accept the idea that this omission could easily be on purpose. It suits this specific question well, actually.
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
22
revised What does “Hard” mean in Mouse Guard?
added 207 characters in body
Jan
22
answered What does “Hard” mean in Mouse Guard?
Jan
22
reviewed Approve hero-system tag wiki
Jan
22
reviewed Leave Open How to set up a battle with a God?
Jan
21
reviewed Leave Open How to make your players hate your villain, but not your game
Jan
21
revised Does using Disruptive Strike's immediate interrupt with a bow provoke an opportunity attack?
replace code formatting with prose formatting, http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1483/is-there-a-functional-purpose-to-putting-things-in-code-text-here
Jan
21
revised What is a Wyrm in D&D?
clarify: it might be used as a D&D term *now*, but isn't where it comes from
Jan
21
revised How can I get around the drow's light sensitivity?
rm edit note (see http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/3454/dont-signal-your-edits-in-text)
Jan
21
revised Origin of “You all meet in a tavern…” cliche in fantasy roleplaying games?
clarify what the arrow means with a more normal parenthetical
Jan
21
revised Does using Disruptive Strike's immediate interrupt with a bow provoke an opportunity attack?
more descriptive title; copyedits
Jan
21
revised Origin of “You all meet in a tavern…” cliche in fantasy roleplaying games?
edited tags
Jan
21
comment What game system is best for playing Fallout on the tabletop?
The lawsuits aren't over IP violations that would suggest a poor job filing off the serials; the lawsuits are by the RPG publisher for damages suffered when their license was annulled due to Interplay never actually owning the rights needed to grant the license. But otherwise, +1 for a spot-on game for this question, and from experience to boot!
Jan
21
revised Origin of “You all meet in a tavern…” cliche in fantasy roleplaying games?
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Jan
21
revised What is a Wyrm in D&D?
added 129 characters in body
Jan
21
comment What's a good starting point for (re)learning the D&D 4e rules?
Aside, if you want to simulate a roleplaying game with IRC bots, you may want to instead avoid reinvention of large parts of the wheel and look into using the programming facilities built into MUD servers — simulating D&D programmatically is what they were created for.
Jan
21
reviewed Reviewed How can I make a magical photocopier?
Jan
21
comment When do I announce my parry?
We do have a tag for Das Schwarze Auge, it's just usually translated to "The Dark Eye" in English (as "black eye" would mean to English speakers what "ein blaues Auge" means to a German speaker!). I've added the tag, and removed the parts of the question that apologise for it not being there. We don't have very many DA players, but never fear: this is very much on topic! It just might take a little while for a DA expert to find it and answer it.
Jan
21
revised When do I announce my parry?
deleted 447 characters in body; edited tags; edited title