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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 in UndermountainPlaying nothing • Scheming nothing • Writing Broken Swords RPGReading GURPS 4th Edition Basic Set


Apr
19
revised Should a GM be a Player?
Revert word-choice edits that change the meaning of the question; keep tag edits; added 1 character in body; edited title
Apr
19
comment How do I build a non-biomorphic AI?
Tangentially, this is one of the classic "problem ally" types: the hidden familiar. Consider reading that to help dodge the traps a sentient gadget lays for GMs.
Apr
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
18
revised When should a GM roll behind the GM Screen?
edited tags
Apr
18
comment When should a GM roll behind the GM Screen?
Please stop putting system tags on questions when the question is not about the system. That is not how we use tags. Background context never goes in tags.
Apr
18
awarded  Epic
Apr
17
comment When should a GM roll behind the GM Screen?
@BESW Can, yes, but there's wide rolling countryside between the two extremes.
Apr
17
comment When should a GM roll behind the GM Screen?
@Joshua What is the point of adding a system tag to a question that mentions no specific game and is applicable to RPGs in general?
Apr
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
17
comment How can I learn about other editions of D&D?
For an overview of *D&D clones, see Overview of D&D retro-clones.
Apr
17
comment Carrying Capacity and multipliers
@Zachiel Yep; that would get you 8x.
Apr
17
revised How to handle player knowledge when they fumble a knowledge roll
9 people disagree with the 4e tag, including the question-asker
Apr
17
revised How can I deal with the challenges a player having Mind-Reading represents without negating their ability?
emphasise toolboxiness; added 9 characters in body
Apr
17
answered Carrying Capacity and multipliers
Apr
17
answered How can I deal with the challenges a player having Mind-Reading represents without negating their ability?
Apr
17
comment Plausible explanation for large number of armed adventurers in fantasy RPG setting?
I've recently become aware of one example of societal collapse that left ruins everywhere: Britain, at the time of contact with Rome, had experienced a huge population crash over the previous century(-ish? I need to do more reading on this), leaving the previously well-populated island sparsely-settled and littered with the remnants of civilsation. This partly contributed to the Roman's perception of Britain as "barbaric."
Apr
17
revised Creating new minor talents for an Empath/Telepath
more descriptive title
Apr
17
revised Would an Empath/Telepath run afoul of the White Council's Laws of Magic?
more descriptive title; remove "edited" note (redundant with the edit history feature)
Apr
17
revised What are the legal issues for making a fan RPG of a licensed property using GURPS?
replace code formatting with prose formatting, http://meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1483/is-there-a-functional-purpose-to-putting-things-in-code-text-here
Apr
17
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How is reach interpreted in the Bestiary?