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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
18
reviewed Reviewed Keeping a group together in a Zombie RPG
Jan
18
reviewed No Action Needed New DM running Hoard of the Dragon Queen (5e) in roll20, how do I approach using the maps?
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open Why can't Cure Wounds heal necrotic damage done by powerful undead, but sleeping can?
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open What parts of D&D 5e's design heritage come from D&D 4e?
Jan
15
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
13
reviewed Approve Can a Monk utilize touch based cantrips with their Unarmed Attacks?
Jan
13
reviewed Leave Open Removing attack spells from Cantrips
Jan
13
reviewed Leave Open How can I make fighters and monks better in 3.5e D&D?
Jan
13
reviewed Close How to make someone prone without a shove / strength check?
Jan
12
reviewed Leave Open NPCs and Enemies using Feats
Jan
11
reviewed Close How should I handle including features from a settings book when they might cause problems for me?
Jan
11
reviewed No Action Needed If two hostile players approach, why the fastest one gets to attack in second place?
Jan
11
revised Reading the racial modifier to skills in a monster's stat block
edited tags
Jan
11
reviewed Reviewed How does Savage Attacker interact with crits?
Jan
11
reviewed Leave Closed What's the difference between D&D 3.5 and D&D 3.5E?
Jan
11
reviewed Reviewed Can Deflect Arrow protect you from arrows with a contact poison?
Jan
11
revised Can Deflect Arrow protect you from arrows with a contact poison?
clean up
Jan
11
reviewed Close How do I retrain myself to see characters as people and not systems?
Jan
10
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
10
awarded  Nice Answer