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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
25
comment What's a good system/setting for an X-Files style campaign?
We'd love to use FATE Core but we don't want to build our own setting for it. The GM in particular is fairly new to RPGs and doesn't have the experience to design the things we'd need. Will check out Unisystem, though.
Mar
25
revised What's a good system/setting for an X-Files style campaign?
GURPS & WoD info for Flamma
Mar
25
comment What's a good system/setting for an X-Files style campaign?
We looked at Call of Cthulhu, but the sanity system was a little too heavily woven into the mechanics. I'll check out Technocracy.
Mar
25
revised What's a good system/setting for an X-Files style campaign?
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Mar
25
revised What's a good system/setting for an X-Files style campaign?
clarify special powers stuff
Mar
25
asked What's a good system/setting for an X-Files style campaign?
Mar
24
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
24
answered Is there anything (feats/powers/items) that allows a sorcerer to teleport as a move action in Heroic Tier?
Mar
24
reviewed Close Is there anything (feats/powers/items) that allows a sorcerer to teleport as a move action in Heroic Tier?
Mar
24
revised How can a Warlord gain an at-will power that pushes?
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Mar
23
revised How can a Warlord gain an at-will power that pushes?
added 316 characters in body
Mar
23
reviewed Approve battle-map tag wiki excerpt
Mar
23
reviewed Approve maps tag wiki excerpt
Mar
22
comment How can a Warlord gain an at-will power that pushes?
@ToddTabacco: That works too. I didn't remember there being any arena/style feats that added a push to a warlord attack, but there's so many of them that I apparently forgot Longhand Student. Remember to grab Polearm Momentum and something to boost your push distance.
Mar
22
comment How can a Warlord gain an at-will power that pushes?
@ToddTabacco: Also, you'll want to actually stop their movement somehow. If you push them and they still have movement left, they can keep moving after the push and still end adjacent to you. You want some way to prone/slow/immobilize on push as well (like the previously mentioned Polearm Momentum).
Mar
22
comment How can a Warlord gain an at-will power that pushes?
@ToddTabacco: Opening Shove can actually work quite well if you grab some feats/items to increase the push distance (Rushing Cleats & Spear Push spring to mind); combine with Polearm Momentum and you can place any enemy that approaches you prone at your striker's feat along with a free attack.
Mar
22
revised How can a Warlord gain an at-will power that pushes?
source for opening shove
Mar
22
answered How can a Warlord gain an at-will power that pushes?
Mar
22
revised Gauntlet that provides benefits of Monkey Grip?
add missing word