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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


Sep
30
comment What is a more realistic carrying capacity for a backpack?
@RSConley This is explicitly not about the listed attributes in an RPG book. It's saying "those are not realistics numbers, tell me some (from outside RPG books) that are realistic".
Sep
30
comment Origin of the term “Splat Book”
@Bobson I suspect it's regional or otherwise specific to a demographic. But all it takes is gaining a foothold, and then it spreads. You can see this phenomenon of one pronunciation taking root and spreading despite differences in people's name for '*' right now again, where games based on Apocalypse World are being called, as a class, "*World games", pronounced "starworld games."
Sep
30
comment What is a more realistic carrying capacity for a backpack?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about real-world historical research.
Sep
30
comment What are the mechanical effects of smoke grenades' smoke when using Auspex?
Trying to edit this, it feels like two questions. One is about the mechanical adjudication of firearms + smoke grenade smoke, the other is about perception using a specific ability.
Sep
30
revised What are the mechanical effects of smoke grenades' smoke when using Auspex?
cleanup
Sep
30
comment How is a tranquilizer gun used?
While cleaning up the question, I noticed that the last point had nothing to do with how tranquiliser guns are used, and we have a "one subject per question" rule, so I removed it: "What happens when a vampire feeds on a victim stunned with tranquilizer?" You're welcome to post it as a new question though!
Sep
30
revised How is a tranquilizer gun used?
cleanup; remove unrelated question
Sep
30
revised How does mixing tracers and HP rounds affect burst-fire attacks?
cleanup
Sep
30
revised How exactly is human ignorance maintained in the nWoD?
edit in relevant comment; misc copyedits
Sep
30
reviewed Leave Closed How should I handle the rest of my party, who believe all Necromancy must be evil?
Sep
30
reviewed Leave Closed How do I deal with players that do not put much effort on character background?
Sep
30
reviewed Leave Open How is a tranquilizer gun used?
Sep
30
revised What families often have Merchant Patrons?
simplify title; misc copyedits
Sep
30
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
30
revised Is there a specific gauntlet to test home-brewed character classes?
title typo; change an awkward segue; "here" links considered harmful (see: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/06/20/links-should-never-say-click-here/)
Sep
30
revised Origin of the term “Splat Book”
added 1 character in body
Sep
30
revised Origin of the term “Splat Book”
added 1 character in body
Sep
30
revised Origin of the term “Splat Book”
add source quotes
Sep
30
answered Origin of the term “Splat Book”