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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)


Mar
19
reviewed Approve stress tag wiki excerpt
Mar
19
revised Character build for Gandalf in D&D3.5?
fix 3.5 tag
Mar
19
reviewed Close What are some good chance/luck-themed spells for Sorcerers?
Mar
18
reviewed Approve Which non-light weapons does Weapon Finesse apply to?
Mar
18
reviewed Reviewed Helpless opponent & Coup de Grace
Mar
17
reviewed Leave Open What are supported 4e campaign settings?
Mar
17
reviewed Leave Open How can a Sentinel Druid get the Air Spirit Primal Attunement?
Mar
17
reviewed Reviewed How to make GURPS combat fast?
Mar
17
reviewed Leave Closed Small group tabletop
Mar
17
reviewed Approve Which rpg system supports freeform magic and is intended for Fantasy games?
Mar
16
awarded  dnd-4e
Mar
15
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
15
revised Can you use Mindlink to go through walls?
more quotes
Mar
15
revised Can you use Mindlink to go through walls?
more quotes
Mar
15
answered Can you use Mindlink to go through walls?
Mar
15
revised How do you keep players from using out of game knowledge when their characters wouldn't know the answer?
grammar, dammit!
Mar
14
comment The Undying Deva
Would the downvoter like to explain? It's a judgement call on the DM's part, based on the issues I described. Whether the asker is a DM trying to decide whether to allow it or a player wanting to attempt it, the issues don't change. @starwed
Mar
14
comment The Undying Deva
@starwed: I'm not sure it's really necessary.
Mar
14
comment The Undying Deva
@starwed: Then the TLDR becomes "only if you handwave away a lot of fluff issues."