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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)


Feb
27
reviewed No Action Needed Choose Your Own Adventure Books/Games: Are there any Two-Player variants?
Feb
27
reviewed Reviewed Do druids start with animals they can transform into, prior to seeing them in the campaign?
Feb
23
revised Whose skull should/could I use?
minor clean up
Feb
23
comment When is a power considered “used” or “expended”?
The expend/regain stuff and the opportunity attack stuff should be split into separate questions, as they're not about the same thing.
Feb
22
reviewed Leave Open How to prevent players from using guns in a particular combat?
Feb
22
reviewed Close warlock blade fiend
Feb
22
answered In Numenera do players roll when using a cypher
Feb
22
revised Official rules for using optional skills
added 5 characters in body
Feb
19
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
14
reviewed Reopen A story-focused, rules-lite, fantasy-friendly, classless RPG?
Feb
14
revised How to do passive perception checks in Marvel SAGA?
spelling
Feb
12
reviewed Leave Closed How do you determine what good roleplaying is?
Feb
12
answered Official rules for using optional skills
Feb
9
reviewed Reject Roll20 reminded me of a similar program; help me identify it?
Feb
8
reviewed Close When do you get plusses to your ability modifiers?
Feb
8
reviewed Close Is there a class-and-level system that encourages horizontal character development?
Feb
6
reviewed No Action Needed What happens when I'm invisible and something I'm wearing has Light cast on it?
Feb
6
reviewed Leave Open Is there a set of mechanics for Craft (Mechanic) in d20 Modern beyond those in the core books?
Feb
6
reviewed Leave Open Is this custom hat-turret too cheap?
Feb
6
reviewed Leave Open How can I execute code depending on a die value in AnyDice?