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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)


Jul
14
asked When can I make opportunity attacks?
Jul
14
answered When can I make opportunity attacks?
Jul
14
revised How does wizard & cleric spell preparation and casting work?
added 995 characters in body
Jul
14
asked How does wizard & cleric spell preparation and casting work?
Jul
14
answered How does wizard & cleric spell preparation and casting work?
Jul
14
revised How to handle a Strix in combat when flying?
deleted 1 character in body
Jul
10
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
revised Looking for cost to make a very specific weapon in D&D 3.5e
edited body
Jun
30
revised Should mental conditions on character creation be given some kind of compensation?
edited title
Jun
29
reviewed Leave Open Are undead mounts considered “evil”?
Jun
29
revised How do saving throws work with Gestalt?
edited body
Jun
28
reviewed No Action Needed Beyond hit points: injury in D&D
Jun
28
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How do I learn to become a good GM?
Jun
26
reviewed Close Pathfinder Cavalier looking to make an all rounder build
Jun
26
reviewed Reviewed When should the DM hide a PC's hit points?
Jun
19
comment Where can I find a complete timeline of the history of Points of Light?
That seems to me like it would be a better question.
Jun
19
reviewed Close Did I roll this character correctly?
Jun
19
comment Does Sorcerous Blade Channeling grant the weapon's proficiency bonus?
I'm afraid this is incorrect. Melee attacks do NOT automatically have the Weapon keyword. If a power does not already have the Weapon keyword (and very few sorcerer powers do), then turning it into a melee attack with Sorcerous Blade Channeling will not give it the Weapon keyword.
Jun
17
comment Can you hijack a Tenser's Floating Disk by killing the caster and taking his body?
Powers end when their casters die, but rituals aren't powers.