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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


Dec
16
revised adventure-writing wiki excerpt
added 22 characters in body
Dec
16
revised How long does a touch spell last before my familiar can deliver it?
added 161 characters in body; edited title
Dec
16
revised Too many magic rings and trinkets
edited tags
Dec
16
revised How should I give out treasure in Dungeons and Dragons 4e Essentials
edited tags
Dec
16
revised How to teach 5 people how to be a DM
edited tags
Dec
16
revised How do GM Moves in Dungeon World work in practice?
edited tags
Dec
16
revised Limitations of bluffing a PC on the bluffed PC's actions
major copyedit
Dec
16
comment How to Build an Optimized Battle Cleric?
@user3735278 Have you read the PHB yet?
Dec
16
reviewed Close How to Build an Optimized Battle Cleric?
Dec
16
comment How to Build an Optimized Battle Cleric?
Those are both 3.x archetypes for clerics. On what are you basing the idea that they work for 5e clerics? (They might, but might not.) Giving us some idea of why you're asking for what you're asking for would help a lot. "I'm just assuming this is a good idea" isn't a great way to try to get an optimised character, after all. What are you basing your character direction on?
Dec
15
reviewed Reviewed How much do I tell new players about new monsters?
Dec
15
reviewed Leave Open Can a Druid/Monk make unarmed strikes while Wild Shaped?
Dec
15
comment How to Build an Optimized Battle Cleric?
You may run into trouble using your 3.5/PF knowledge in 5e. It is only superficially similar in places, and proceeding as if those superficialities are more than skin-deep will probably make you hate 5e. For one example: you're already assuming that clerics are best played as buffers.
Dec
15
reviewed Looks OK Can a Druid/Monk make unarmed strikes while Wild Shaped?
Dec
15
revised Can a Druid/Monk make unarmed strikes while Wild Shaped?
remove second question; title
Dec
15
comment How do I go about running a Microscope game with a large group of beginners?
It's very hard to teach without showing, yeah. Teaching by playing and explaining what you're doing and why works much more. As for the shared mythology: that's what I was guessing you meant. Not being a player yourself risks having no investment in the setting that they create without you.
Dec
15
revised Maximum bookkeeping fantasy game with magic
consolodate the request part; remove the "bonus" question (which is probably off-topic here anyway)
Dec
15
comment How much do I tell new players about new monsters?
Warning: Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights do not use the same rules as you've bought. Best forget everything you know and begin learning the new game fresh.
Dec
15
comment How can PCs create potions?
How is this question not answered by the other question?
Dec
15
revised How do I deal with GM burnout?
remove the [gm] tag because it's useless on this site and slowly being deprecated