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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 and expanded my horizons from there. Fond of GMless and short-form games that suit a busy schedule and are good for enticing non-gamers into the hobby.

Running Apocalypse WorldPlaying D&D 4eScheming Earthdawn 3eReading The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding


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revised What are some of the major challenges in playing an Evil Character?
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revised What fantasy systems center on evil characters and specifically the consequences of being evil?
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revised How to build an evil campaign
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revised Turning a Campaign Evil Leads To “Problems”
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revised What are the essential features of a successful evil campaign?
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comment How much do I tell new players about new monsters?
@MooingDuck Back in the day (before Internet access was common) I would sometimes show them the MM illustration after their PCs had had enough visual exposure to warrant it.
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revised Good mapping tools for odd topologies
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revised Is there a tool to make custom character sheets?
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revised Programs for generating a character sheet
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comment What exactly are Prestige classes, and what purpose do they serve?
This is RAW in the DMGs, +1. (Whatever meta-messages people take from WotC's publishing schedule due to Hasbro's fiscal-report demands, those are not RAW.)
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comment How long would take for a brilliant person to decypher/crack an alien language and how to use its technology?
Yeah, we really don't do speculative stuff here. If you want to answer this in terms of a practical scenario you're developing, we can help with that (if we know what game you're playing). But if it's just "I wonder, let's ask the make-believe experts", then we don't accept such questions.
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comment How much do I tell new players about new monsters?
"This wording is unnecessarily divisive and could be improved while retaining its point, here's a meta about why, and how to fix it."
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revised Why are staves class-dependent?
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revised How do people handle failure in Roll For Shoes?
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