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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)


Feb
22
answered How can I build a Sorcerer who focuses on debuffing and debilitating effects?
Feb
22
revised Is Wild Magic a Prerequisite for a Chaos Sorcerer?
edited body
Feb
22
reviewed Leave Open How can I build a Sorcerer who focuses on debuffing and debilitating effects?
Feb
22
answered Is Wild Magic a Prerequisite for a Chaos Sorcerer?
Feb
21
comment Can any creature be tamed?
Not to mention that only describes training a tamed beast, not taming a wild one.
Feb
16
revised How rare are magic items in the Old World?
edited tags
Feb
13
awarded  Convention
Jan
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are a Druid's Tree Shape ability and the spell “Entangle” compatible for a spell combo?
Jan
28
answered Can Dragon Shards augment implements?
Jan
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I encourage role playing in a custom setting?
Jan
23
revised Rules for multi-classing in D&D Next?
updated for final playtest
Jan
22
revised Can I play a Witch (the class) who is male and call him a Warlock?
edited tags
Jan
22
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
20
reviewed Close What are some clearly defined differences between developing a linear campaign versus dynamic
Jan
20
reviewed No Action Needed How does Violent Awakening work with Flurry of Blows and Furious Assault?
Jan
20
reviewed Reopen Can you suffocate a creature using Create Water?
Jan
17
reviewed Close I'm not a DM anymore. How do I adjust to being a player again?
Jan
17
reviewed Leave Open Binding agreements to items
Jan
13
comment Enlarged Dragon Breath & Hurl Breath
Both feats explicitly add a size option. If you have both feats, you can choose from close blast 3, close blast 5, or area burst 2 every time you use dragon breath, but you can't combine the two feats. Enlarged Dragon Breath doesn't say, "increase the size of your breath's area by 2", it says "you can make it a blast 5 instead of a blast 3". Likewise, Hurl Breath doesn't say, "you can use dragon breath as an area burst 1 size smaller than its normal size", it says you can use it as an area burst 2. Neither effect modifies the existing size, they offer additional sizes instead.
Jan
12
reviewed Leave Closed Is publishing yet another RPG system a good or bad idea?