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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


Jan
7
answered Am I supposed to add my Attack Roll Bonus to my Attack Roll along with my Ability Modifier and Proficiency Bonus?
Jan
7
revised How to get a new group into the spirit of the game Paranoia?
title sounds "too broad" but the actual question maybe isn't: tweaked title and the 'question sentence' to be less "any ideas or recommendations" to avoid setting off any false-positive "too broad" votes
Jan
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
7
revised Does a Paladin with Aura of Protection effectively get twice the Charisma save modifer?
added 19 characters in body
Jan
7
answered Does a Paladin with Aura of Protection effectively get twice the Charisma save modifer?
Jan
7
revised Does a Paladin with Aura of Protection effectively get twice the Charisma save modifer?
edited tags; edited title
Jan
7
revised Why would an amphibious Storm Giant need to cast Water Breathing?
retag; formatting stuff
Jan
6
revised Is Shaundakul still alive in 5e?
edited tags
Jan
6
comment Trying to fix my DM mistakes by starting a new campaign
The history of "murder your darlings" is a bit inaccurate: it's a quote from a 1913 writing advice book by Arthur Quiller-Couch, and wasn't intended for situations where overseers will cut your favourite bits. Rather its intent is internal: avoid getting overly sentimental about details (or kill them when you do) because attachment blinds us to how they're probably making the overall project worse. But as always, it's great advice. :)
Jan
6
revised Trying to fix my DM mistakes by starting a new campaign
deleted 795 characters in body
Jan
6
revised Where is the history of Greyhawk deities and dragons written?
added 30 characters in body; edited title
Jan
6
revised new-world-of-darkness-2e wiki description
first pass cleanup due to rename; added 17 characters in body; edited body
Jan
6
revised new-world-of-darkness-2e wiki excerpt
first pass cleanup due to rename
Jan
6
revised How much information about NPCs and enemies is appropriate to show players?
added 5 characters in body
Jan
6
comment Is Shaundakul still alive in 5e?
Ah, then it's maybe 1489 DR. (The thing about 5e's Realms is that WotC wants to support all eras of play, pre- and post-Spellplague, so a question about 5e's Forgotten Realms doesn't equal a specific year.)
Jan
6
comment How do I prevent retreating to rest and heal from being tedious?
"there's a reason none of us are trusted to make life-or-death decisions in the real world." We aren't?
Jan
6
revised How much information about NPCs and enemies is appropriate to show players?
tag lines like "hope this helps" go without saying: it's a help site
Jan
6
revised How much information about NPCs and enemies is appropriate to show players?
made system-agnostic but mentions game for context, per comments; fix PC/player distinctions; punc and caps
Jan
6
comment Is Shaundakul still alive in 5e?
The critical missing detail: what year is it in your Forgotten Realms game?
Jan
6
awarded  Nice Answer