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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
15
wiki created hackmaster-5e excerpt
Dec
15
revised How can I make sure I'm awarding the right amount of honor at the end of a session?
edited tags; edited tags
Dec
15
revised How to convert a Pathfinder NPC to D&D 5th edition?
edited tags; edited title
Dec
15
comment Handy Haversack vs. Bag of Holding
I would feel being able to find what you need in the Bag within a single round to be far too quick (my own house rule would make it [maybe] 2d6 item interactions), but as I say in the answer — it's the local DM's judgement to make!
Dec
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
15
revised Fighting Withdrawal vs Retreat in Moldvay's Basic D&D
movement tag; fix a list issue in this old Q that I never noticed before
Dec
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
14
comment How do I use God as an NPC while being sensitive to players' real-life religious beliefs?
"Assuming that you don't have any major disagreements with the player in question about how to interpret the character": this appears to actually be what the question is about: how not to assume, or how to assume in a way that is recoverable. Compare: "How do I portray a flaming gay man sensitively (I have gay players)?" then answering "Assuming you don't do something your players find offensive, it should be fine," doesn't really offer anything relevant.
Dec
14
comment How can I handle critical failure without slowing down the action?
Probably someone just doesn't like the idea. It's just one vote. Far as I can see it meets the question's need for speed really well, and is backed by experience, so +1. Selling its usefulness for different classes (the question mentions that some things aren't relevant to every character) might improve the answer? Since you've done this, your experience of how that isn't really necessary in practice (I imagine you'd have mentioned it if it was actually a big problem) is another way to go.
Dec
14
revised Handy Haversack vs. Bag of Holding
added 394 characters in body
Dec
14
answered Handy Haversack vs. Bag of Holding
Dec
14
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
14
revised Can players “Ready” outside of combat?
edited tags
Dec
13
revised Do creatures have spell resistance while they are dead?
match title and body positivity
Dec
13
reviewed Leave Open How do I avoid outlandish backgrounds when using the Background Generator in Ultimate Campaign?
Dec
13
revised Are there holidays in Eberron?
fix tags (this is just a setting question); capitalise proper nouns
Dec
13
comment Could someone explain traits to me?
I know what a Feat is, but what is a Perk? Did you mean to ask about Traits in the title?
Dec
13
revised Could someone explain traits to me?
edited tags
Dec
13
revised How to avoid having Dominate or Devil's Advocate dominate play
edited tags
Dec
13
wiki created vampire-the-requiem-2e description