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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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reviewed Close Dungeons and Dragons 1 hour game advice
Jan
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answered What striker builds let you play a secondary defender role?
Jan
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revised How do I make a story based campaign revolve around a megadungeon?
improve outposts section
Jan
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revised Dungeons and Dragons 1 hour game advice
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Jan
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comment Dungeons and Dragons 1 hour game advice
Which version is being discussed? You have both the 4e and 3.5 tags there, and those are very different in terms of GM prep, main increasers of combat length, etc.
Jan
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reviewed Leave Closed How can I create a more serious atmosphere when playing with siblings?
Jan
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answered How do I make a story based campaign revolve around a megadungeon?
Jan
27
comment Do I get the Class Feats at level 1 in D&D 4E?
@GergelyPolonkai: It's a hand-me-down from older versions.
Jan
27
comment Do I get the Class Feats at level 1 in D&D 4E?
@GergelyPolonkai: Note that some features are a choice. For example, a wizard's Implement Mastery feature gives them a choice of several abilities; they get one of them, not all of them, because they're all part of a single class feature.
Jan
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reviewed Close best place to find RPGs on skype?
Jan
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reviewed Close What would you pick as the “four elements” of mind?
Jan
24
comment How many sorcerer and wizard spells are there in D&D 3.5?
Assuming that list includes the Spell Compendium, which is almost entirely reprints, how does the list handle duplicates? And how does it handle spells that were reprinted with different (usually nerfed) effects in Spell Compendium?
Jan
24
revised Does Mnemonic Enhancer give you extra spells the next day?
add tag
Jan
23
reviewed No Action Needed How to Determine *Honest* Sincerity
Jan
23
answered Can characters with the Guardian theme choose powerful ranged characters as their bonded charge?
Jan
23
reviewed Leave Open Are there podcasts or blogs focused on the Dresden RPG?
Jan
22
revised Does a target affected by font of radiance get to save before it takes damage?
clarification
Jan
22
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
21
revised How do current D&D 4e DMs deal with loot?
minor grammer fixes
Jan
21
answered Does a target affected by font of radiance get to save before it takes damage?