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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. Particularly fond of GMless and short-form games because they suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Dungeon World (on hiatus) • Playing D&D 4eReading The Guide to Glorantha


May
23
comment How to get a new player to understand the time investment of a table top RPG
Not all gamers find out-of-game prep fun, which is why there are so many games that don't require it. Your friend might be that kind of roleplayer.
May
23
comment How to handle initiative while keeping the spotlight on a duel within a larger combat?
Our trouble with this question is this line here: "I want to lay the spotlight on one fight and, after some rounds, switch to another player." That sounds like it would work, and sounds like you already have the solution to your question. If it's not the solution, you need to tell us what problem you are having with doing it that way.
May
23
revised How to handle initiative while keeping the spotlight on a duel within a larger combat?
more descriptive title
May
23
comment How does crossing the borders of Ravenloft's domains work?
Note that you can easily change which answer you accept.
May
23
revised How does crossing the borders of Ravenloft's domains work?
more correct word
May
23
comment Character Build - “Bad Luck” Theme
@Phil I took a stab at the formatting. I think it still needs more stabbing though.
May
23
revised Character Build - “Bad Luck” Theme
widely stab the formatting in the face
May
23
comment Character Build - “Bad Luck” Theme
It would be useful if you indicated which things you've used which are unofficial/homebrew.
May
23
comment How to handle initiative while keeping the spotlight on a duel within a larger combat?
Yes, what's wrong with the existing initiative rules?
May
23
awarded  Enlightened
May
23
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
comment What kind of penalty does moving over furniture incur?
I interpret "low" furniture to be things that are shorter than a person, i.e., a chair or table is low furniture, a wardrobe or the 12'-high-backed throne is not.
May
23
revised How does crossing the borders of Ravenloft's domains work?
even more descriptive title
May
23
revised How does crossing the borders of Ravenloft's domains work?
remove unrelated tags; copyedit; descriptive title
May
22
revised Druids' access to Domains in Pathfinder?
Pathfinder is not an edition of D&D
May
22
answered Where can I find a tutorial for Pokemon Tabletop Adventures?
May
22
comment In a high magic setting, how should I introduce “unnatural” magic?
PCs seduced by evil magic power? That sounds like a feature, not a bug. :)
May
22
comment A system that models improved threat range of critical misses?
Sounds like your players were properly respectful of the dangers of wielding flail-type weapons, and conscious of needing to train up to use them safe(r)ly. That sounds ideal! Big +1 for detailed personal experience.
May
22
comment A system that models improved threat range of critical misses?
+1: a system that gets the granularity the OP is looking for, that demonstrates that there are more ways to get it than using specifically percentile dice.
May
22
comment Technological warfare: how does Iron Man fight?
@Scrollmaster If the Tech die was renamed "Tinkerer", would this all make more sense? The problem is that it's easy to think of the English word's breadth of meaning, when the game-word's meaning is actually much more specific. If you consider that "Tinkerer" is a synonym of the meaning the game gives it, that might be clearer.