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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
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?
Jan
21
reviewed Reopen Where can I read more about Leshys?
Jan
21
revised How can I specialize in tripping/disarming people with a spiked chain?
i can haz grammar & spelling?
Jan
21
reviewed Leave Closed How can I specialize in tripping/disarming people with a spiked chain?
Jan
20
reviewed Close Is there any support in D&D for Were-humans?
Jan
20
reviewed Leave Open With the lifespan of elves, would you ever encounter a low-level elf?
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed How many attacks can a Dual Wielder make at 5th level?
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed Does the level prerequisite for Invocations refer to class or character level?
Jan
19
reviewed Close How to determine how much plot guidance is too much?