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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


Oct
24
revised Does the DM have to give me magical weapons?
edited tags
Oct
24
revised I'm DMing for a party of two. How can I make sure my players have classes that can play well together?
I think "they asked me" is important: helping a DM help their players is a bit different than just helping a DM who's having a DM conundrum
Oct
23
revised I'm DMing for a party of two. How can I make sure my players have classes that can play well together?
rm GM tag
Oct
23
revised How to handle wealthy player characters as a GM?
fix paragraph
Oct
23
revised Monk 4 + 1 level full BAB Options
edited tags
Oct
23
comment Official 3.5 Rule for level adjustment when applying a template?
I think what Brian is getting at is, if this solves your problem, you didn't say what your problem was in the question. The problem in the question is "I'm having a disagreement with my DM about how does this XP thing for a new template works", and this answer doesn't solve that. I'm not sure what to recommend to resolve this mismatch, though.
Oct
23
comment Is your character's ability to avoid attacks based solely on AC?
Context for D&D experts who may not be other-RPG experts: many people have had this "huh?" moment when learning D&D no matter how many D&D editions have explained/justified it, and, historically, lots of them reacted by creating their own RPGs that did things differently. This history of "where's the parrying? I'm going to fix that" goes all the way back to shortly after 1974, so it's not a weird question to ask.
Oct
23
revised How to deal with player MacGyver-ism?
formatting
Oct
23
revised How to deal with player MacGyver-ism?
formatting & misc spelling/punc
Oct
23
revised How should I adjust my campaign for additional players, unforeseen high stats?
fix tags; avoid asking for tips
Oct
23
revised Is your character's ability to avoid attacks based solely on AC?
edit in info from comments; copyedit
Oct
23
comment Is your character's ability to avoid attacks based solely on AC?
Related: Why don't weapons grant some sort of defense?
Oct
23
reviewed Approve Does the Warlock Hex damage apply to spell attacks?
Oct
23
comment What's the name of the AD&D module with the parasitic worms in the rubble?
@SeanDuggan Actually that's a large part of the job/fun of being the GM, so not so much, no. :)
Oct
22
revised How to keep track of campaign timeline?
fixed the month name & Tolkien's spelling of "orc"; copyedits; explain what A4 is for N. Americans who might not know; format header as top header
Oct
22
revised Prop Coins: what denominations should I buy to get started?
formatting
Oct
22
revised Designing a spell to create works of art
more descriptive title; copyedit
Oct
22
comment How does dungeon world combat work?
@doppelgreener I think the intention is "all the rulebook", hence leaving "where" unsaid. Combat is the deepest niche of the game's rules, and the GM has to grasp every layer above it before being able to run even a simple combat.
Oct
22
comment Optimal Dragonborn Warlock for DPR/AC with Blade pact and Fiend patron
For those considering close-votes, consider reading this meta on what makes for a good charop question, then measure this against it. Personally I think this nails our "good general charop" standards—read them yourself and see if you agree or not before voting further.
Oct
22
reviewed Leave Open Optimal Dragonborn Warlock for DPR/AC with Blade pact and Fiend patron