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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


Oct
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reviewed Edit How do I get my PCs to not be a bunch of murderous cretins?
Oct
1
revised How do I get my PCs to not be a bunch of murderous cretins?
a few missed fixed; restore the "for no good reason" thing, since plot-delivery methods can be a very personal subject
Oct
1
reviewed Edit damage-resistance tag wiki excerpt
Oct
1
revised damage-resistance wiki excerpt
specifically
Oct
1
revised Why is spellcasting not improvisational, like martial combat is?
I considered spoiler tags, but it's not even very important to the answer, so just removing; punc & italics
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
comment Why is spellcasting not improvisational, like martial combat is?
That doesn't stop other RPGs from doing just that though, so that can't be the reason, or at least not the whole reason.
Sep
30
awarded  Refiner
Sep
30
revised Cheat-proof online die roller?
format link; break the list out into a list for ease of reading/updating
Sep
30
reviewed Reviewed Can a construct be undestroyed?
Sep
30
revised Can a construct be undestroyed?
format; add missing link
Sep
30
reviewed Edit encumbrance tag wiki excerpt
Sep
30
revised encumbrance wiki excerpt
should be a cut-down version of full tag wiki
Sep
30
reviewed Edit encumbrance tag wiki
Sep
30
revised encumbrance wiki description
edit for brevity & tone; editorial opinion about GMs isn't suited to a tag wiki, so remove that
Sep
30
comment What is a more realistic carrying capacity for a backpack?
@RSConley This is explicitly not about the listed attributes in an RPG book. It's saying "those are not realistics numbers, tell me some (from outside RPG books) that are realistic".
Sep
30
comment Origin of the term “Splat Book”
@Bobson I suspect it's regional or otherwise specific to a demographic. But all it takes is gaining a foothold, and then it spreads. You can see this phenomenon of one pronunciation taking root and spreading despite differences in people's name for '*' right now again, where games based on Apocalypse World are being called, as a class, "*World games", pronounced "starworld games."
Sep
30
comment What is a more realistic carrying capacity for a backpack?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about real-world historical research.
Sep
30
comment What are the mechanical effects of smoke grenades' smoke when using Auspex?
Trying to edit this, it feels like two questions. One is about the mechanical adjudication of firearms + smoke grenade smoke, the other is about perception using a specific ability.
Sep
30
revised What are the mechanical effects of smoke grenades' smoke when using Auspex?
cleanup