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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 WorldPlaying D&D 4eWriting Broken Swords RPGReading RuneQuest 6


Jul
25
comment Are there any RPGs that realistically prioritize speed and reach in melee?
It's not your fault at all! The voting system just breaks down when confronted with more than a bare handful of suggestions, as people shrug at systems they don't know and vote up the ones they like, even if the opposite voting would be more correct for the question. I can think of four off the top of my head, and I know that two are way better for what you want because they were created to emulate the feel and speed of historical sword disciplines by a current master, but the third and fourth would get all the votes because people know them. :)
Jul
25
revised Is there a OGL or GSL license for D&D 5e?
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Jul
25
comment Are there any RPGs that realistically prioritize speed and reach in melee?
There are lots and lots actually, enough that you've unwittingly asked the kind of list question that's off topic at RPG.SE (because the answers become mere popularity contests). May I suggest Role-playing Games Chat, or a forum, where lists like that are okay?
Jul
25
comment What are possible ways to deal with a player who frequently switches characters?
I've observed that "No gaming is better than bad gaming" is a truth that gamers usually take a long time to accept. C'est la vie. You've got my upvote.
Jul
24
comment What are possible ways to deal with a player who frequently switches characters?
@DrewS Start GMing? :)
Jul
24
comment Finding online RPG players for a play-by-chat RPG Campaign?
This goes way beyond a mere compendium and includes valuable personal perspective too. I think that first sentence sells short what follows. :)
Jul
24
comment What are possible ways to deal with a player who frequently switches characters?
I tried to fix a few cases where it said "player" where only "character" made sense, but I admit I'm unsure that my changes to the sentence starting "The effects, thus far…" still mean what you were intending. Care to look over my edits? Thanks!
Jul
24
revised What are possible ways to deal with a player who frequently switches characters?
added 12 characters in body; edited tags
Jul
24
revised What are the rules of natural healing?
edited tags
Jul
24
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
24
comment Wild Shape + Master of Many Forms + Spellweaver = Sorcerer casting?
You can reconcile the difference if you read SLAs as an instance of the specific modifying the general, instead of interpreting them as separate peer categories. It's equally valid as the rules don't say either way, and further it fixes problems the peer-category reading causes, such as the one observed in this answer.
Jul
24
comment Wild Shape + Master of Many Forms + Spellweaver = Sorcerer casting?
This is the classic legalist/naturalist language divide, which 3.x never did explicitly commit to in either direction, and must be chosen subjectively before approaching RAW. Treating spell-like as being like spells in a natural language reading doesn't break other things unless reading those other things in a legalistic way, which isn't done anyway if you started with naturalistic reading. But we've had this conversation before to much illumination but no agreement.
Jul
24
comment Party RPG (ala Werewolf)
I suspect you might not even be looking for an RPG, just a party game with social mechanics, which would make it off-topic here. Werewolf/mafia and related games are on-topic at Boardgames.SE (despite their name), so what you're looking for is probably there, not here.
Jul
24
revised How do touch attacks work in Microlite20?
deleted 4 characters in body
Jul
24
comment Wild Shape + Master of Many Forms + Spellweaver = Sorcerer casting?
It is simpler to just take "spell-like" at face value, which also prevents breakage. This is yet another reason why treating "spell-like" as unlike spells is a sketchy interpretation of the game's language.
Jul
24
comment Can I use modified playtest characters in my 5e game?
The Basic classes are rather unlikely to change. The time between the PDF release and he PHB release is shorter than a big print run cycle, meaning that any changes to the PHB classes had already been finalised for sending to print long before the Basic PDF was created.
Jul
24
comment Party RPG (ala Werewolf)
Max 6 people is not a big group.
Jul
24
revised How does Planescape need to be adjusted to work with 3.5e rules?
edited tags; edited title
Jul
24
comment 4E Polearm Specialist Build
@Ethereal The "associated stat" is just a tip for what stat is important for later feats that improve that weapon group. It's not required for any other reason than that. Also, glaive is improved by some feats that have Wisdom requirements, but also by some feats that have Dexterity requirements (since it's a Heavy Blade too). Strength is also important for every weapon and isn't in that table at all, so keep that in mind too. So: look at the feats you want, not that table of associated stats.
Jul
24
comment 4E Polearm Specialist Build
@JonathanHobbs It's a table in the Fighter class section, page 77 (PHB original printing, pre-errata).