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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


Dec
14
revised Should the GM in Dresden Files be telling us what the target numbers are for thaumaturgy spells and skill checks?
added 12 characters in body
Dec
14
answered Should the GM in Dresden Files be telling us what the target numbers are for thaumaturgy spells and skill checks?
Dec
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are 3.5 Bards mechanically weak?
Dec
14
comment How do I run a game for a larger group?
Note on scrubs: 4e already has these in the form of minions.
Dec
14
comment History of the Alignment System
@Runeslinger The universe, Nature, seeks balance, and the True Neutral (druid-y variant) seeks to help it achieve and maintain balance. Yeah, that Cosmic Balance is where I see the genesis of the kind of neutrality exemplified by the D&D druid.
Dec
14
revised How should a neutral character focused on balance be presented?
retag with the D&D-derived-system-agnostic umbrella tag
Dec
13
comment History of the Alignment System
Check the famed Appendix N of AD&D. The concept of alignment as alignment largely came from Moorcock, hence why it was initially all about Law vs. Chaos.
Dec
13
reviewed Edit suggested edit on all-flesh-must-be-eaten tag wiki excerpt
Dec
13
revised all-flesh-must-be-eaten wiki excerpt
acronym
Dec
13
reviewed Edit suggested edit on all-flesh-must-be-eaten tag wiki
Dec
13
revised all-flesh-must-be-eaten wiki description
formatting
Dec
13
revised Can anyone search for traps?
more descriptive title
Dec
13
revised With a negative Strength value, how much damage can I do?
switch to non-abbreviation tag; make sure abbreviated and non-abbreviated names are in the post somewhere
Dec
13
revised Does Teleportation provoke the shaman opportunity action Spirit's Prey?
We don't use code formatting for game terms now. Discussion: http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1483/is-there-a-functional-purpose-to-putting-things-in-code-text-here
Dec
13
comment How similar is Star Wars Saga to DnD 4th edition?
From OpaCitiZen's answer to "What are the differences between Star Wars Revised Edition and Star Wars Saga Edition mechanically?", this review of Saga Edition devotes a lot of text to comparisons with D&D 4e. (Someone more familiar than I with SW:SE and D&D 4e want to use that link as part of their answer?)
Dec
13
comment How similar is Star Wars Saga to DnD 4th edition?
Related (but definitely not duplicate): What is the closest system to Star Wars Saga edition that's still in print?
Dec
13
revised Does Teleportation provoke the shaman opportunity action Spirit's Prey?
formatting; rm tag-in-title
Dec
12
comment Games with mechanics for dreams
This is not an exact duplicate. This question is asking for games with dream mechanics for design research, not for a game to use to play Inception. Note that most of the answers to the other question do not answer this one's core request for dream mechanics.
Dec
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
11
comment Any GM headaches or canon reasons not to let resurrected PCs fight their reanimated corpses?
That amounts to "a wizard did it", which they already know they can do. As the question says, they're looking for alternatives before they fall back on that.