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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)


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
Apr
12
reviewed Approve How is it determined which souls end up in Hell, the Abyss or Abaddon?
Apr
9
reviewed Reviewed Can I further increase my critical threat range?
Apr
8
awarded  Caucus
Apr
8
awarded  Informed
Apr
8
comment Does a Daily gained from a feat count against my current 3/day limit?
More specifically, that limit is for daily attack powers. The power granted by Diabolic Soul is a racial power and not an attack power and therefore not subject to that restriction, the same way that daily utility powers are not subject to that restriction because they're utility powers rather than attack powers.
Apr
8
reviewed Leave Closed Would “Detect Magic” reveal a sorcerer?
Apr
8
reviewed Reviewed Embedding and attaching double weapons to Warforged, specifically spiked chain
Apr
8
reviewed Close Looking for the name of a rpg where players take on heroes from actual mythology
Apr
6
reviewed No Action Needed What skill/attribute combination is used for tracking?
Apr
5
reviewed No Action Needed How to deal with a player in a large forum game who constantly fights in-game and OOC?
Apr
5
reviewed Close Why are saving throws not typically considered an action?