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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)


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reviewed Reopen Is there a way to play as an actual Arcane Archer in D&D 4e?
May
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comment Is there any new information on the upcoming Fire Emblem game for the 3DS?
This site is for pen & paper roleplaying games, like Dungeons & Dragons. Video games are over at Arqade. Furthermore, this question would be off-topic over there as well, since it's (apparently) not about a game that has been released.
May
16
reviewed Reopen How much money does a god have, and what equipment does he spend it on?
May
16
reviewed No Action Needed Does any of the material in Kobold Press' Sunken Empires clash mechanically with Alluria's Cerulean Seas?
May
16
reviewed Close Role playing a character that speaks in rhyme, and making it work well
May
12
comment How much does a potion weigh?
However much you think a small (1-3 fluid ounces) glass vial of liquid ought to weigh, really.
May
12
reviewed Close How can I run a game with some players online and others at the table
May
12
reviewed Close How many attacks does a bare-fisted level 1 monk make?
May
12
reviewed Close Editable character sheet that handles multiple BAB
May
12
reviewed Close What are the legal/ethical considerations of republishing old adventures for new editions?
May
2
awarded  Yearling
Apr
29
reviewed No Action Needed In Changeling, does Armor of the Elements' Fury stack with multiple elements?
Apr
29
reviewed Close Optimal 5e warlock for DPR/AC with blade pact no multiclass
Apr
21
reviewed Leave Open Gestalt Factotum//Artificer vs Factotum//Wizard
Apr
21
reviewed Leave Open World Axis Cosmology
Apr
17
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
16
reviewed Close Which Destiny should be given to a player who wants to rebuild the Jedi Order?
Apr
15
reviewed Close Does a Paladin 3/Fighter 1 get the level 4 ability score improvement?
Apr
15
comment How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
This is pretty entertaining, but I have concerns about accidentally drawing a chicken when I try to pull out my revolvers...
Apr
13
awarded  Constituent