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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 and expanded my horizons from there. Fond of GMless and short-form games that suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Apocalypse WorldPlaying D&D 4eScheming Earthdawn 3eReading The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding


Jan
6
answered On Challenging D&D's Expectations on Death and Wealth accumulation
Jan
6
revised Is the D&D 4 shuriken reusable?
typos
Jan
6
revised How do you calculate an attack bonus for a druid wielding a Magic Weapon and an Implement?
copyedit
Jan
6
answered Can you stack favored enemy bonuses instead of choosing a new one every 5 levels?
Jan
6
answered Eladrin population centers in Nerath/Nentir Vale?
Jan
6
revised How are item level and cypher level related?
typo
Jan
6
revised Continuous acrobatics in Pathfinder?
copyedit
Jan
6
revised Continuous acrobatics in Pathfinder?
added 134 characters in body
Jan
6
answered Continuous acrobatics in Pathfinder?
Jan
6
comment Monster suggestion for character backstory (AD&D 2e)
Note that the negative material and the shadow planes are very unlike the Shadowfell (the negative material is mostly a sucking void of non-energy that rapidly destroys the life force of visitors; the shadow plane is just full of indistinct shadows and terrifying shadow-creatures), so neither offer adventure opportunities like the Shadowfell does, and monsters connected to them are not going to be thematically compatible with the Shadowfell.
Jan
5
revised Can an Ogre-Mage cast invisibility on others?
clarify question from comments
Jan
5
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
5
revised What fantasy adventures with rich descriptions are out there?
edit in additional info from comments
Jan
5
revised Rulings on Invisibility
apostrophe wrangling
Jan
4
revised Does the Weird Science AB require knowledge skills?
retitle; retag; copyedit
Jan
4
comment How do I safely break stereotypes in my games?
Do you want to gradually mix stereotype and non-stereotype NPCs, or do you want to jump straight to non-stereotype NPCs (but want to introduce that deviation from expectation gradually)? Basically, it's unclear if you want to gradually deviate from established in-world standards, or whether you want to deviate from the beginning. Or putting it a third way, is this a setting consistency question, or a how to handle balky players question?
Jan
3
revised What fantasy adventures with rich descriptions are out there?
copyedit & blurb formatting
Jan
3
comment If undead exist, why do cemeteries exist & cremation not a standard?
Spontaneous generation of undead is a big standard plot trope—you can't just say it doesn't happen. (In your own world you can, but this isn't in your world. That is super-important to allow for on an answers site that is supposed to give practical help with their actual situation, not just theorising about what you would do if you were their GM.) Add "infectious" undead such as ghouls and your argument becomes shakier yet. For these reasons, -1.
Jan
3
revised Rules on Treasure Carrying
propose some alternates to pount-weight tracking, if you're going to use tracked encumbrance
Jan
2
comment What fantasy adventures with rich descriptions are out there?
Based on your edit, I think you're going to be disappointed by RPG adventures. No RPG adventure has that much read-aloud text, even in TSR's heyday, simply because improvisation is the expected play mode and that precludes too much prose that might contradict the improvisation. You've already discovered gamebooks and should probably continue your search in that direction; that's the only place you'll find more than scattered paragraphs of text.