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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)


Jun
10
answered What paragon path should I choose for my Kobold Ensnaring Swordmage?
Jun
7
comment Does Hunter's Mark chain to multiple creatures
Note that the spell explicitly limits its duration to 1 hour; you can concentrate to get up to 1 hour duration, but not more than that.
Jun
4
reviewed Approve How do I implement a deferred pain stunt into dresden files?
Jun
4
reviewed Reopen Extending Coven to affect class level instead of just caster level for scaling effects
Jun
4
reviewed Close Fair facing house rules for 5e
Jun
4
reviewed Close What Role-Playing Game System Works Best for a DM who Hates Reading?
Jun
3
comment How can I balance the power of loot between players?
Can you explain what advice you imagine receiving in an answer beyond, "If someone is too powerful, don't give them good loot for a while"?
Jun
3
revised How can I balance the power of loot between players?
edited title
Jun
3
reviewed Leave Closed Would this Conjure Dragons spell be too powerful?
Jun
3
reviewed Close What items should an archer keep an eye out for?
Jun
3
reviewed Close Helping monks overcome non-synergy class abilities
May
29
reviewed No Action Needed Where can I find (in-universe) holy texts to quote?
May
29
reviewed Reviewed Casting multiple spells in a single round
May
22
reviewed Reopen Is there a way to play as an actual Arcane Archer in D&D 4e?
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?