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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
15
revised Location generation system?
added 149 characters in body
Apr
15
answered Location generation system?
Apr
15
comment Encouraging use of online roleplaying aids
@Tridus Do we really need an [obsidian-portal] tag? What's wrong with [online-resources]?
Apr
14
comment Where can I get fantasy public domain art?
@OpaCitiZen I sandboxed the installer to find its license, and pasted in the relevant section. It appears to be CC-ish in the ways relevant to commercial re-use, although I don't believe it's CC-compatible. (Though, IIRC there are ways to use a CC license for text that is mixed with non-CC images.)
Apr
14
revised Where can I get fantasy public domain art?
add license information; copyedit text
Apr
14
comment Are there no more elemental planes in 4th Edition?
@Oxinabox That sounds like an answer, not a comment. Would you like to put it into an answer?
Apr
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Deck of Many Things vs. Forced Dream
Apr
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
14
comment Are there no more elemental planes in 4th Edition?
The point of the merger was to give the DM more creative freedom, not less, so put whatever elemental places you need wherever you need them.
Apr
14
revised Does Improved Overrun prevent AoO or not?
quote formatting
Apr
14
comment Can GMs play as well as direct?
Related, possible duplicate: Should a GM be a Player?
Apr
13
answered Might have found a “Rare” edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons?
Apr
13
revised Can I program myself to use Gunnery instead of any ranged-weapon skill?
added 312 characters in body; added 6 characters in body; edited body
Apr
13
answered Can I program myself to use Gunnery instead of any ranged-weapon skill?
Apr
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
13
comment Is this the correct damage roll for ranged weapons?
I've found PCGen to be quite stable and reliable, but the user interface is special, to say the least. It makes human error very easy.
Apr
12
comment Easy-to-learn system that supports one-on-one play
@AlexP Ouch. Ouch ouch. I was letting the publisher coast on their decent job on Spears of the Dawn and never looked close at Scarlet Heroes. What the hell went wrong there?! Offensive setting info doesn't ever need to hit the table, sure, but it can't be stripped out of the actual book you have to read and use...
Apr
12
comment What do books have over the SRD?
I'd be happy to see this reopened if it was narrowed down to the specific d20-based game+SRD that Marshall is contemplating / has been avoiding.
Apr
12
comment Essential Reading for New GM/DM
I believe this is a poor fit for RPG.SE. The trouble is that there is no such thing as "essential" reading for a new GM, but everyone has an opinion on what's good to read. (And purely opinion-based stuff is off-topic for important reasons.)
Apr
11
comment Can a Sorcerer learn “Cure Light Wounds” from a scroll?
@HeyICanChan There, how's that look?