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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)


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revised How to handle wealthy player characters as a GM?
add economy tag
Mar
8
revised Methods for round-robin style DM'ing in AD&D?
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Mar
8
revised How to handle wealthy player characters as a GM?
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Mar
8
reviewed Reviewed How do I avoid clichés while improvising?
Mar
8
reviewed Reviewed How can a GM quickly create interesting, engaging NPCs?
Mar
8
revised Dungeons that aren't dungeons
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Mar
8
revised Adding comic relief
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Mar
8
revised Troglodytes, kobolds, and dragons, living together
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Mar
8
revised Designing my own D&D Adventure
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Mar
7
comment What counts as “entering a zone”?
The character didn't enter the zone, the zone engulfed the character.
Mar
7
answered What counts as “entering a zone”?
Mar
7
revised What counts as “entering a zone”?
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Mar
7
comment Games with a granular alignment system?
I would stop and really be sure you want to have a law/chaos axis. While people can usually come to at least a vague agreement about which acts are good and which are evil, law/chaos is usually much more contentious. Heck, at one point the D&D3.5 devs admitted in a published book that their law/chaos axis was so poorly defined as to be nearly useless.
Mar
7
reviewed Leave Closed Is there a limit to Rule 0?
Mar
6
reviewed Approve Is there a limit to Rule 0?
Mar
6
revised How do I calculate my attack bonus?
edit tags & title; i'm assuming pathfinder from CMB/CMD comment
Mar
6
revised Is there a limit to Rule 0?
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Mar
6
reviewed Reviewed Is there a limit to Rule 0?
Mar
5
revised How useful would a house ruled immediate Counterspell ability in Pathfinder be?
added 14 characters in body
Mar
5
reviewed Reviewed How do I avoid clichés while improvising?