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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
3
reviewed Leave Open What's the best way to kill a character in a way that is memorable, and treated with respect by players?
Apr
3
reviewed Leave Open Can Summoned Monsters have their own initiative?
Apr
3
reviewed Close How to get spontaneous arcane casting without an armor penalty in pathfinder?
Apr
3
reviewed No Action Needed How is a damage rounded for damage resistance?
Apr
2
awarded  Good Question
Mar
29
reviewed Close Where is the petrified Oni located?
Mar
23
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
23
comment How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
@Shoat Because I know the DM is going to throw some actually moderately challenging fights at us. The enemies may be absurd, but they won't be pushovers. It's a lot easier to do the optimization up front and then turn down the effectiveness of your tactics if it turns out you overdid it than it is to no-op your character and then try to pull something out of your butt when you discover you're dead weight.
Mar
22
reviewed Close What level would a Guildmaster Be?
Mar
22
reviewed Leave Open How can a Good-aligned cleric cast Desecrate?
Mar
21
revised How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
added 408 characters in body
Mar
21
comment How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
Can you recommend a class, feats, magic items, etc?
Mar
21
comment How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
@ThomasJacobs I expect the DM to veto any uses that revolve around enormous quantities of chickens (using them to fill a chasm, etc), so builds should focus around having a use for each and every chicken "procured".
Mar
21
comment How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
@doppelgreener Hmmm, I might be able to sell the DM on them being itty-bitty raptors...
Mar
21
revised How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
deleted 1 character in body
Mar
21
asked How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
Mar
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
11
reviewed Leave Closed Do characters tend to get used for a while nowadays, or disposed of and replaced regularly?
Mar
9
comment In order to use a Genasi racial power, must I be in the appropriate manifestation?
To reinforce this point, there is an epic-tier feat, Dual Manifestation, that allows you to manifest 2 different elements at once.
Mar
8
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a legal way to get D&D 5e core rulebook PDFs?