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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 Designers & Dragons (2014) by Shannon Appelcline


Nov
20
revised Recommended protocol for effective communication using a Virtual Table Top (VTT)
formatting; minor copyedits
Nov
20
revised What inspired the Ioun Stone?
edit tags; minor text adjustments; while I'm here, might as well replace link with a less... sleazy site
Nov
20
revised Does a Barbarian get an extra 1d6 or 2d6 if they are using a Greatsword?
tyhpoe
Nov
20
revised Does a Barbarian get an extra 1d6 or 2d6 if they are using a Greatsword?
copyedit
Nov
20
revised Does a Barbarian get an extra 1d6 or 2d6 if they are using a Greatsword?
copyedit & format
Nov
20
revised Can the adept powers stack with bonuses from implants?
added 29 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Nov
20
comment RPG system that best balances practical gameplay, meaningful player choices and a deep and open campaign setting
It may be worth mentioning that the original West Marches experiment used Savage Worlds. In character-creation weight and play procedure structures that's quite similar to the lighter editions of D&D, so that could serve as a citation that a stripped-down 3/3.5/4/PF (or a full-system 5e, B/X, retroclone, or Savage Worlds + fantasy supplements itself) is suitable to recreate the campaign style.
Nov
20
comment How can I convert the Illithid Savant prestige class to Pathfinder?
Any reason why you just don't add illithids?
Nov
20
revised What major differences exist between the 1st english edition and the 2nd english edition of Anima?
Clarity!
Nov
20
revised RPG system that best balances practical gameplay, meaningful player choices and a deep and open campaign setting
no worries, party games are off topic
Nov
20
revised How can I convert the Illithid Savant prestige class to Pathfinder?
edited tags
Nov
20
comment Help me manage a Vampire homebrew roleplay issue
OOH. I understand the disconnect I'm seeing now. Unfortunately, speculation is something we're not set up to deliver. If you want people to just put in 2¢ on what you should do next / what would be sensible based on his personality, a forum site is what you were looking for. We only really handle concretely-answerable questions; quoting our tour: "Not all questions work well in our format. Avoid questions that are primarily opinion-based, or that are likely to generate discussion rather than answers."
Nov
20
comment Help me manage a Vampire homebrew roleplay issue
Without a clear goal, we can't really provide a solution that meets it. It sounds like "how to pursue any of those things pertaining to souls" is something you've got good leads on already, and you just need to get in the playtime to execute on that pursuit in-game now. Is there a more specific out-of-game help we could provide?
Nov
20
comment Help me manage a Vampire homebrew roleplay issue
I feel like there's a sentence missing before "any feasible way for my character to go about this". This, what? Becoming one of the soul-ful vampires mentioned in the previous sentence? More generically retain his soul? Regain his soul? (Is it still there, or lost already?) Something else?
Nov
20
comment Difficulty of Skill Challenge
It almost sounds like you haven't read the DMG material on constructing skill challenges. Have you? I'm especially unclear on how "they all just used their highest powers" happened, because powers aren't used in skill challenges, and even if you meant "skills" instead, PCs aren't allowed to use just any skill they want to. What happened there exactly?
Nov
19
comment Does Heedless Charge, Domino Rush and Improved Trip work together?
Although I found the mental image of a Head-less Charge quite amusing, I've corrected it to Heedless.
Nov
19
revised Does Heedless Charge, Domino Rush and Improved Trip work together?
"headless" and "heedless" are very different!
Nov
19
revised What major differences exist between the 1st english edition and the 2nd english edition of Anima?
edited tags
Nov
19
revised Can PCs learn skill, proficiencies, or spells from other PCs?
apostrophe rehabilitation; more accurate title; various grammarings
Nov
19
comment How does one dispatch a helpless opponent?
@Lexible Answer in answers?