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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 World (on hiatus) • Playing D&D 4eReading The Guide to Glorantha


Apr
25
revised Is it a single or double run?
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Apr
25
answered Is it a single or double run?
Apr
25
revised Can I make my full round multiple attacks with the same weapon?
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Apr
25
comment How do I play D&D 4e gridless (but still on tabletop)?
Related: Without a map or miniatures, how to best determine line-of-sight, etc?Narrative Combat versus Use of Miniatures
Apr
25
comment How do I play D&D 4e gridless (but still on tabletop)?
4e is an RPG which is especially hard to play gridless because a lot of power effects are of questionable utility without a grid. Groups have done it though.
Apr
25
revised Looking for a Space marine RPG similar to Starship Troopers (the Novel)
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Apr
25
comment What power sources exist in D&D and what influence do they have on their heroes?
@Brian I think that's the correct translation, yes.
Apr
24
revised Looking for a Space marine RPG similar to Starship Troopers (the Novel)
links to some illustrative RPG.net threads on the "not everyone likes it" and "can't make broken characters" points
Apr
24
comment How do I deal with these crazy PCs?
Play them the Dead Alewives' D&D skit to let them know that their behaviour is so stereotypically-immature that decades of gamers have already pre-emptively mocked them?
Apr
24
revised Looking for a Space marine RPG similar to Starship Troopers (the Novel)
link to the Combat Survival Guide
Apr
24
answered Looking for a Space marine RPG similar to Starship Troopers (the Novel)
Apr
24
revised I'm fairly new to D&D but want to GM; where do I go from here?
link to Stolze's "How to Run Roleplaying Games"
Apr
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
24
revised How do I start DMing a new game after the Red Box?
header format
Apr
24
comment What is the term for a mean character role-played by a nice player?
You might describe the activity as "playing against type", but I don't know of an accepted term for this in RPGs either.
Apr
24
revised I'm fairly new to D&D but want to GM; where do I go from here?
added 225 characters in body
Apr
24
revised What is role-playing, and where do I start?
edited tags
Apr
24
revised I'm fairly new to D&D but want to GM; where do I go from here?
added 225 characters in body
Apr
24
comment I'm fairly new to D&D but want to GM; where do I go from here?
+1 for experience! And for pointing out that perfection isn't the goal, it's building momentum and having fun.
Apr
23
answered I'm fairly new to D&D but want to GM; where do I go from here?