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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


Nov
1
revised What's a reasonable rule for relaxing item creation feat requirements?
edited tags; edited title
Nov
1
comment Roleplaying play-by-post game for one
Google for "RPG Solitaire Challenge" and "Mythic GM Emulator". You'll find others who have investigated this concept. Those might help you figure out what exactly you'd like to ask, then you can come back here and ask about it.
Nov
1
comment What's the reasoning behind the weapon restrictions on AD&D 2e's mage?
This is now three distinct questions, one of which is a history.SE question instead of an RPG.SE question. As such, I'm voting to put on hold as "too broad".
Nov
1
comment If a mount without a saddle dashes does the rider need a saving throw?
@Besty Looking to house-rule in good/compatible rules from other editions sounds like a good separate question.
Nov
1
comment If a mount without a saddle dashes does the rider need a saving throw?
Re: previous editions, checks to stay in the saddle are more for things like being hit with a lance, being dragged off by grapplers, when the mount makes a leap or rears—that kind of thing. "Going fast" likely won't require a check under normal circumstances. (Riding a running transformed dire wolf PC may or may not be "normal circumstances".)
Nov
1
comment How do ranged weapons work
Bows have a RoF of 2 in AD&D. That might be where the asker is getting that impression from.
Nov
1
comment What's the reasoning behind the weapon restrictions on AD&D 2e's mage?
Judging by how much arging with the answers and comments you're doing, you don't seem to like what you're hearing, or you're not hearing what you want to hear. If you're looking for validation from us that AD&D is wrong and should be different, you've come to the wrong site. If you want to commiserate with people who agree with you, don't ask a Q&A site for what is "right", ask a forum for ranting-sympathy.
Oct
31
revised Where are the stats for the Condemner Boltgun?
edited tags; edited title
Oct
31
reviewed No Action Needed Dealing with players who try to run from everything?
Oct
31
revised Pathfinder Equivalent of Infinite Scrollcase?
(warning: cape does not enable wearer to fly)
Oct
31
revised Good source material for building a Kobold empire?
edited tags
Oct
31
revised How should I implement False Appearance?
the [gm] tag is almost never the right tag
Oct
31
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
31
awarded  Guru
Oct
31
reviewed Leave Closed Sword-and-board balance in D&D
Oct
31
reviewed Reject microscope tag wiki
Oct
30
revised Creating an easily-defeatable dragon
fix list formatting
Oct
30
comment What is the maximum HP of a Ranger's animal companion?
I believe that's what the Crawford quote is saying already.
Oct
30
revised Is the Player's Handbook sufficient to run a campaign?
typo & emphasis formatting
Oct
30
comment What is the maximum HP of a Ranger's animal companion?
Re the last paragraph: DMs are not required to choose one or the other for the entire campaign, they can choose per-creature as they wish.