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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


Nov
18
comment How do I use a Roc as an animal companion?
@ColinD The entry for Roc includes a statblock for Roc Companions.
Nov
18
revised How do I use a Roc as an animal companion?
grammar and formatting
Nov
18
revised In what order do multiple readied actions with the same trigger resolve?
more descriptive title; perfect tag
Nov
18
revised Best way to port 4th edition characters to 5th edition
deleted 53 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Nov
18
comment Best way to port 4th edition characters to 5th edition
@panietoar You often just can't keep a character's combat playstyle. The combat systems are too different; even if you could replicate the actions, it may not be a useful way to use actions.
Nov
18
reviewed No Action Needed Creating a Wizard at high levels: How many Spells should he know?
Nov
18
comment How can I give rogues opportunity in a different alignment system?
@DCShannon And how to elucidate what else rogues are good at without guessing will depend on what game they're playing. It's certainly possible to write a good answer to a vague question via skill or luck, but the point is not whether good answers are possible — the point is avoiding collecting fistfuls of answers that, due to vagueness, are unfortunately on-topic but useless to the real question. Remember, closing is for preventing poor answering, not a sanction against the question.
Nov
17
comment Puzzled about buff durations
@thedarkwanderer But that's not the locus of the asker's confusion. They're confused about turns and rounds, because they think actions = turns = rounds. Using the asker's own misused terms to half-correct them without explaining the correct terms and how they relate is just setting them up for further confusion, which is the problem with this answer.
Nov
17
comment Is a Servo Skull still “alive”?
Since the answer on your last question mentions that a Servo Skull "[has] been fitted with rudimentary artificial intelligence", doesn't that mean it's definitely not Eli in there?
Nov
17
revised What ways are there to magically enforce an agreement?
adjust per comments
Nov
17
comment Writing D&D content (adventures, mostly) as a paying job, is it possible?
Hence the suggestion to get thee to Google. It's not much different from any other freelancing writing. If freelance writing in general is unfamiliar territory, this question re the RPG industry is very premature and you have some research to do. Forty years ago somebody could say, "hey I can do that" and send a typewritten manuscript to Dragon, but those days are long past. Already having a basic grasp of freelancing (researching submission policies/venues, writing to spec, and professional networking) appears to be current minimum necessary for entry, and that stuff is off-topic here.
Nov
17
reviewed Leave Closed Could a lvl 1 drow disguise their race from party for lengthy period of time?
Nov
17
comment How can I give rogues opportunity in a different alignment system?
What game are you playing? (That's a rogue's combat schtick in some games, but is not a rogue's whole schtick in any game or every game.)
Nov
17
comment Writing D&D content (adventures, mostly) as a paying job, is it possible?
Yes, people write RPG material for pay, most often as freelancers, a rare few as company staff. Beyond that basic confirmation, what this question is asking for is way, way too broad for our site's Q&A format. If you can narrow it down to one concrete problem or question, maybe by doing some Google research on freelancing in the RPG industry, perhaps we can help then.
Nov
17
comment How do I handle large conversations with multiple NPCs?
This is also sometimes called "popcorn initiative".
Nov
17
comment Puzzled about buff durations
That's an opportunity to resolve the confusion instead of spreading it.
Nov
16
comment Puzzled about buff durations
Using "action" to mean "turn" is confusing at best and going to get dogpiled with downvotes at worst. Perhaps fix that up?
Nov
16
revised Can a person be marked by multiple Horrors?
incorporate comment
Nov
16
revised How do I handle large conversations with multiple NPCs?
edited tags
Nov
16
revised Can a human spellcaster using Versatility learn any spell of their circle?
translate non-RPG jargon (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=imba); general copyedit