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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 Apocalypse WorldPlaying D&D 5eScheming Hillfolk RPG and RuneQuest 6 GloranthaReading everything by C. J. Cherryh and King of Sartar by Greg Stafford


Aug
13
comment For seasoned 3.X players and DMs, what is the “what's new” summary for 5e?
I think this is getting downvoted because it focuses on one tangent in the question without tackling the main problem the question is looking to have solved.
Aug
12
comment Free RPGs that work well on forums
Related: What table-top games are best-suited for online play?
Aug
12
comment Does a character with 10 Constitution only need to eat every 4 days?
What about those with average Con? (This still doesn't answer the question except perhaps indirectly, and moreover spends the bulk of its text on a point not asked about.)
Aug
12
comment How can I prevent analysis paralysis when choosing spells?
It sounds like the culprit was the fear that they might regret their choice. That very common problem with the human condition is, alas, a problem for the ages.
Aug
12
answered How to effectively run a sandbox campaign in a weekly 2hrs timeframe
Aug
12
revised Help with Seven Samurai-style 1st level adventure
change edition abbreviations to clearer or more common ones (e.g. "what is XD&D?": nobody uses that abbreviation)
Aug
12
comment Help with Seven Samurai-style 1st level adventure
Just a note: there is no "above" (or "below") because different users see answers in a different order. If you want to refer to concepts in another answer, you should briefly write them yourself rather than assume that readers have seen the other answers (which might be deleted, or added to, or changed, or new answers written that contradict what you're agreeing with originally, or otherwise become different than when you wrote your own answer).
Aug
12
revised Free RPGs that work well on forums
more descriptive title; clean up requirements based on my understanding of the comments
Aug
12
comment Does roleplaying inherently put you at a disadvantage?
Oh I see, yeah. I didn't follow the logical connection between those two paragraphs, or the connection between the second and the OP's issue of interference, but I can see it's there. That you're tackling the independence claim to address the interference claim could be brought forward a bit in that introduction.
Aug
12
comment RPG sytem which is based on character's character not stats
@smcg The question doesn't say skills are absent, just stats.
Aug
12
revised For seasoned 3.X players and DMs, what is the “what's new” summary for 5e?
fix itemised list formatting
Aug
12
revised How to use INT as CHA for all purposes
clearer title
Aug
12
revised How do you resolve a basic attack in D&D 5e?
replace code formatting with prose formatting
Aug
12
comment Does roleplaying inherently put you at a disadvantage?
This seems to assume that there is one definition of fun when there are many, one of which is having the most optimised killer, so it feels like it's not understanding and talking past the problem.
Aug
12
comment Are enemy weapons and armour up for grabs as loot?
We have a question about the NPC/monster distinction actually. The upshot is that "monster" in D&D almost always included enemy humanoids.
Aug
12
comment Are enemy weapons and armour up for grabs as loot?
@Red_Shadow That is actually not as obvious as it seems and might not be true. But note "usually": the DM can rule according to sense that someone's arms/armour are in good/salable condition.
Aug
12
comment How should a GM deal with players that want to be “too cool”?
Is it the coolness that is the problem, or is it that he's hogging the spotlight?
Aug
12
comment Does roleplaying inherently put you at a disadvantage?
It may be worth noting that the Stormwind fallacy is a very strong statement (A and B are incompatible = false), so it isn't a direct demonstration that weaker statements (A and B are compatible but interfere with each other; A and B require compromises) are false, but is relevant for discussion of those because it means A and B are compatible.
Aug
12
comment Go Coup de Grace your self
@DevSolar It's a common approach online. Partly because when discussing online there is no GM, so everyone tries to appeal to just the rules as written. Partly because when discussing online you're not actually playing, so trying to squeeze as much out of the rules as possible becomes the the most engagement with the game possible online. I agree it does skew the view of the game toward legalism, and the rules detached from their fuzzy-logic CPU (GM's brain) is a different game than at the table.
Aug
12
comment Are there any systems similar to Pathfinder's Kingmaker that are more complex and realistic?
@Bobson We do in fact! Here you go :) rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/13212/…