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My RPG History

I started with AD&D2e and Palladium's TMNT in the late 90s, and have moved through 3.5 to 4e (both of which I considered to be improvements over their predecessors), with brief detours in Kobolds Ate My Baby, Big Eyes Small Mouth, the old d6 Star Wars, d20 Modern, 4e Amethyst, and Roll for Shoes. While I haven't played much of it (only some generic/Hunter nWoD), I've read up on most of White Wolf's stuff (oWoD & nWoD, Scion, Exalted) because I like parts of their systems and love their fluff (especially Exalted & oWoD). I DM from time to time but prefer to be a player. I've also had some fun with Microscope.

Current Games

My main group recently built our own system, a blend of 4e combat, the FORGE system from Iconoclast for skills, and GURPS advantages, because we want something in between 4e and 3.5 and we all agree that DnD Next looks like it's going to be terrible (you can tell Mearls just doesn't understand why anyone might want a playstyle other than his own; polling has let him know that many people don't like what he likes, but he has no clue why, or how to appeal to those people). We made our own setting using Dawn of Worlds (warning, PDF!). Lately though, we've been looking for a change in tone and have been trying out Roll for Shoes, FATE Core, and Legend.

I'd like to try 13th Age, and am looking forward to Red Aegis.

Current Distractions

Currently Reading: Hugh Howey's Wool

Currently Playing: The Secret World, Warframe, FTL, Penny Arcade: Gamers vs. Evil

Currently Programming In: C#

(updated August 11, 2013)


Jan
21
reviewed Reopen Where can I read more about Leshys?
Jan
21
revised How can I specialize in tripping/disarming people with a spiked chain?
i can haz grammar & spelling?
Jan
21
reviewed Leave Closed How can I specialize in tripping/disarming people with a spiked chain?
Jan
20
reviewed Close Is there any support in D&D for Were-humans?
Jan
20
reviewed Leave Open With the lifespan of elves, would you ever encounter a low-level elf?
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed How many attacks can a Dual Wielder make at 5th level?
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed Does the level prerequisite for Invocations refer to class or character level?
Jan
19
reviewed Close How to determine how much plot guidance is too much?
Jan
19
reviewed Leave Open How do I create a balanced “Glass Cannon” monster?
Jan
18
comment How do spell/magic immunity and spell/magic resistance work in 5th edition?
Does anything have spell resistance or immunity? Those concepts may not even exist in 5e.
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open D&D 4e - attack rolls - “level +x vs. defense” - clarification
Jan
18
reviewed Close New DM running Hoard of the Dragon Queen (5e) in roll20, how do I approach using the maps?
Jan
18
reviewed Reviewed Keeping a group together in a Zombie RPG
Jan
18
reviewed No Action Needed New DM running Hoard of the Dragon Queen (5e) in roll20, how do I approach using the maps?
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open Why can't Cure Wounds heal necrotic damage done by powerful undead, but sleeping can?
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open What parts of D&D 5e's design heritage come from D&D 4e?
Jan
15
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
13
reviewed Approve Can a Monk utilize touch based cantrips with their Unarmed Attacks?
Jan
13
reviewed Leave Open Removing attack spells from Cantrips
Jan
13
reviewed Leave Open How can I make fighters and monks better in 3.5e D&D?