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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)


Jun
15
comment How can I represent significant racial abilities?
@JoshuaAslanSmith Yeah, I looked into DFRPG. My main concerns with a lot of that stuff are 1) it's built for Fate Core rather than FAE, and 2) at least half of my players have never played any variation of Fate and I'd like to keep FAE's simplicity to help introduce them to the mechanics.
Jun
15
asked How can I represent significant racial abilities?
Jun
14
comment Are there any good guides on how to roleplay, regardless of system?
My problem with this question is that it presupposes that 1) everyone plays RPGs the same way, and 2) it's possible to learn how to play RPGs without actually playing them.
Jun
10
revised How to make my mount travel more in one day
edited tags; edited title
Jun
10
comment How to make my mount travel more in one day
What is the rest of your party using that you're the slowest?
Jun
7
revised What happens when you combine Deft Strike and Ghostwalker Style?
edited tags; edited title
Jun
2
answered Assassin multiclass feat for Shade Form
Jun
2
revised Combining the Human Bonus At-Will Power option with Essentials classes
added 386 characters in body
Jun
1
answered Combining the Human Bonus At-Will Power option with Essentials classes
May
31
reviewed Reopen Size of a campaign world?
May
31
reviewed Reopen Is it possible to take cyphers out of the Cypher System?
May
29
reviewed Leave Open Show off your Character Sheet Designs
May
28
comment What are “tiers”, and what tier is each class?
@starwed I'm not familiar with its origins, if you have a link where I can read about them I can add a summary to this answer.
May
28
awarded  Good Answer
May
28
reviewed Close Are there melee builds that can keep up with well-played tier 1 casters?
May
28
reviewed Leave Open If a character does something evil, but they can justify it as good are they evil?
May
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on If a character does something evil, but they can justify it as good are they evil?
May
27
revised What are “tiers”, and what tier is each class?
deleted 90 characters in body
May
27
revised What are “tiers”, and what tier is each class?
added 1022 characters in body
May
27
awarded  Enlightened