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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


Sep
17
reviewed Leave Closed Help, in 5th edition D&D do my modifiers go up, how and why?
Sep
17
comment RPG With Character Moral Growth and Corruption?
There are lots of games like this in the "indie" or "Forge" tradition. I'm not sure that you really can, but can you try to narrow this down? (If you can't, this question might just not work here and be better asked on an RPG forum, where people can just throw out ideas and personal recommendations.)
Sep
17
revised How does the additional damage from rend apply to DR?
edited title
Sep
17
revised Does moving around an opponent trigger an Opportunity Attack?
more descriptive title; less cluttered diagrams; put words first for hover-over excerpt
Sep
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
17
revised Where can I find the formula to determine the PP capacity of a Psicrown?
add link
Sep
17
comment D&D 5e and “Theatre of the Mind” in combat
This is a great answer from experience. I hesitated a moment when I read Pathfinder, but everything here is meaningful to any game typically played on a grid regardless. +1!
Sep
17
revised D&D 5e and “Theatre of the Mind” in combat
minor tweaks for Next->5e update
Sep
17
revised How do I calculate my damage in 3.5?
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
Sep
17
revised Can I use the Fast Hands bonus action to control Mage Hand?
deleted 1 character in body; edited tags; edited title
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
16
revised Can the Dark Eldar Be be aligned with Chaos?
shrink embedded image, links to original and artist
Sep
16
reviewed Leave Closed Are any 5e multiclassing options particularly strong compared to the base classes?
Sep
16
comment I'm creating an original setting for D&D—where do I start?
If you continue to post unedited stream-of-consciousness answers, you will keep getting downvoted. That's just the reality. Nobody else here is so careless with how they write; we expect basic writing skills from all users. If nobody can read, or wants to read, what you are posting, then it's just making the page worse. We expect answers to improve the page, not make it worse. We are actually pretty forgiving, since we have users from all over the world who might not have English as their first language, but this writing has been orders of magnitude below even our lenient standards.
Sep
16
comment I'm creating an original setting for D&D—where do I start?
Here, I've edited. Click this link to see how I changed it. I added paragraph breaks between ideas, I used English punctuation and spacing (tip: if you think you need a semicolon (;), stop: you don't need a semicolon), and moved related ideas so that they're together in the same paragraph. I fixed run-on sentences by using periods where sentenced ended, commas and conjunctions where they continued, and semicolons, em-dashes, or colons where there are related but separate sentences. I used a spell checker.
Sep
16
revised I'm creating an original setting for D&D—where do I start?
demonstrate how it's done
Sep
16
comment I'm creating an original setting for D&D—where do I start?
It's getting downvoted because it's hard to read and has no structure. It might sound great in your own head, but what you write is all anyone can judge by, and what is written here is a mess.
Sep
15
comment Does moving around an opponent trigger an Opportunity Attack?
This seems to be a straightforward "I didn't read the right part of the book" question. That makes me wonder if the problem is something else, and this is just the puzzle piece you're hoping will solve the larger problem?
Sep
15
comment How did D&D end up so focused on fighting, when its inspirations weren't?
The trouble with this answer is that the part most pertinent to the question is given just one paragraph of guess and implication without substantiation, spending most of its words on laying out a historical context that is never leveraged to answer the question. It comes off as something between tangential discussion and low-level rant.