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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 4eReading The Guide to Glorantha


Apr
5
comment Returning enchantment on a creature
@b300 You're still not proficient with the "weapon" you're throwing, so the enchantment doesn't return it to you.
Apr
4
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
4
comment What is a sci-fi system that would feel familiar to reluctant Pathfinder players?
+1 for "Pathfinder in space." If anything would work, that would.
Apr
3
comment Methods of adding more touch spells to a Duskblade's spell list?
@Novian Call it a crusader-knight and tell them you don't do healing spells.
Apr
3
answered What is a sci-fi system that would feel familiar to reluctant Pathfinder players?
Apr
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
3
comment What is a sci-fi system that would feel familiar to reluctant Pathfinder players?
@Cazacurdas Stars Without Number is an excellent idea: it's based on D&D mechanics, so it's as familiar as a sci-fi game can get, to a PF player.
Apr
3
comment Methods of adding more touch spells to a Duskblade's spell list?
Can you also tell us a bit about what you find lacking in the existing list? "More is better" is one way to solve the problem, but you might be overlooking "this one specific thing will fix everything" as a solution. So please do include what you feel is lacking from the list, apart from mere quantity.
Apr
3
revised What is a sci-fi system that would feel familiar to reluctant Pathfinder players?
copyedit
Apr
3
revised What is a sci-fi system that would feel familiar to reluctant Pathfinder players?
change the title to match what you're asking
Apr
3
comment What do I do with a dissonant player?
+1 for duels! Duels are a nice way to spotlight a fighty player's PC without dragging the whole party into combat.
Apr
3
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
2
revised What do I do with a dissonant player?
denial is a powerful force, and a common one
Apr
2
answered What are the reasons for limiting number of players in Dogs in the Vineyard?
Apr
2
revised Is it normal that players share their characters' thoughts?
direct link to the introduction
Apr
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
2
revised What do I do with a dissonant player?
fold my comment on the Q into my answer
Apr
2
revised What do I do with a dissonant player?
fold in clarifying comments; random bits of copyediting while I scrolled through it
Apr
2
comment What do I do with a dissonant player?
@BESW For years and years? And no social skills, as mentioned in the comments? This smells so strongly of the Five Geek Fallacies that I'm comfortable being the voice of maintaining good boundaries and expecting good behaviour from fellow players, even if its an unpopular idea. I wish I knew what it was about RPGs that made people suddenly think that playing well with others suddenly doesn't apply, especially since I've fallen prey to doing it myself.
Apr
2
comment What do I do with a dissonant player?
@BESW Not all players can be happy in every game. We roleplayers, almost as a rule, try to deny that truth even to the point of self-destructing our groups. I make the case so firmly to counter-balance that very strong tendency we have. I'll let others make the case that the player might be reconciled with the group. Someone needs to say the emperor has no clothes, and I've got the rep to absorb any disagreement. ;)