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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 WorldPlaying D&D 4eWriting Broken Swords RPGReading RuneQuest 6


Feb
6
revised Defy Danger and attribute selection
add a paragraph about GM calls; fix typos
Feb
6
answered Defy Danger and attribute selection
Feb
6
comment Defy Danger and attribute selection
Your last Charisma example wouldn't trigger Defy Danger, it would trigger Parley. Remember that the move doesn't come first and then justify it (à la Fate), the description of action comes first and triggers the most fitting move.
Feb
6
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
5
comment GMs and MCs, When do you say, 'No,' to your players?
This is a nice breakdown of how existing habits honed in other games can conflict with the way DW already handles these things.
Feb
5
revised Should I read the Dresden Files fiction before I get the RPG?
added 301 characters in body
Feb
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What body parts can I use to deliver a spell whose range is “touch”?
Feb
5
answered Should I read the Dresden Files fiction before I get the RPG?
Feb
5
revised What is the base speed for humans and other PC races in AD&D
retag: [mechanics] is almost always redundant; copyedit for consistent caps
Feb
5
revised What is the base speed for humans and other PC races in AD&D
update with actual cites, and the ambiguity of the text
Feb
5
revised What is the base speed for humans and other PC races in AD&D
update with actual cites, and the ambiguity of the text
Feb
5
answered What is the base speed for humans and other PC races in AD&D
Feb
5
comment What does 6" mean under speed in the 1st edition monster Manual
Players Handbook page 39 "Distance" says instead that 1" = 10 feet inside, not 10 yards. Page 102 also says that 6" = 60' in dungeons and cities, and only equals x10 yards when outdoors and outside cities.
Feb
5
comment Do Protection from (Energy) spells protect from the inside or just the outside?
@GMJoe I base that mostly on the telekinetic powers, like Concussion Blast, that do force damage. But yeah, I see the argument for blunt or crushing weapon type damage, or just fire if it's a magic "bomb" that just emulates a fireball.
Feb
5
comment Are class skill bonuses per rank or only once?
Better added right there!
Feb
5
revised Are class skill bonuses per rank or only once?
add citation
Feb
5
comment Having a hard time understanding the cost of magic enhancements as listed
@KRyan I think the answer is about the same but the question's point of difficulty is different enough to fall under loving the non-exact duplicate.
Feb
5
comment Do Protection from (Energy) spells protect from the inside or just the outside?
Aside, a bomb is mostly going to be force damage rather than fire, for which there is no protection spell (at least in the SRD).
Feb
5
comment Are class skill bonuses per rank or only once?
@KRyan I suspect Tom is long-gone and not going to return—being too busy happily rolling skill checks correctly, no doubt. :) When it reopens, feel free to add the answer yourself rather than wait.