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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)


Jan
12
revised Can two characters mark the same enemy?
edited tags
Jan
12
answered Can two characters mark the same enemy?
Jan
6
answered How do light thrown ranged attacks interact with a Hidden condition?
Jan
5
reviewed Reopen Are there any RPGs that a first grade reader can read and learn?
Jan
3
reviewed Leave Closed What fantasy adventures with rich descriptions are out there?
Jan
3
reviewed Close What should I read/watch for information about the 1930s United States?
Jan
2
comment Do half-elves have the Elven Accuracy power?
There's an epic destiny or two that let you count as more races and acquire their racial powers. I believe one for devas and one for primal characters.
Dec
27
revised Can a good cleric use necromancy
edited tags
Dec
27
comment When adapting a setting to 13th Age, how to decide what is an Icon?
The Seguleh don't generally get involved in other people's business unless they want to see how strong someone is, and you can't really have a negative/conflicted relationship with them. The High Alchemist might be an icon if your game centers around Darujhistan. Karsa certainly has the potential to become an icon after the series ends, but that would require you to decide what exactly he's accomplished, which would be speculative at best.
Dec
27
comment When adapting a setting to 13th Age, how to decide what is an Icon?
Jadasc has it right. Having read the books, mostly only the Crippled God and the rulers of warrens/holds will be suitable as icons, along with possibly Empress Laseen and Anomander Rake. Even badasses like Icarium and Karsa Orlong wouldn't count, because they aren't sufficiently well-known (yet) for a relationship with them to matter to other people.
Dec
25
comment Athas: A terrifying vision of the future?
A link to where he said it would also improve the answer.
Dec
21
reviewed Close Realism of Poisoned Weapons
Dec
21
reviewed Close What system increases skills based on skill use?
Dec
19
revised Dilettante with Sorcerer at-will Dragonfrost or Acid Orb as basic attack
added 104 characters in body
Dec
18
answered Dilettante with Sorcerer at-will Dragonfrost or Acid Orb as basic attack
Dec
18
revised Dilettante with Sorcerer at-will Dragonfrost or Acid Orb as basic attack
Tags
Dec
18
reviewed Leave Closed How to optimize a Gishy [Fighter/Mage] Character?
Dec
18
reviewed Close What is the limit of the DM's power over the PCs?
Dec
17
reviewed Close How to optimize a Gishy [Fighter/Mage] Character?
Dec
17
reviewed Close How can I make the best use of Alter Self as a 1HD caster?