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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 What are “tiers”, and what tier is each class?
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revised What are “tiers”, and what tier is each class?
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comment What are “tiers”, and what tier is each class?
@SlatzG Our concern is that whatever is being linked to might disappear, then we have an apparently good answer that actually provides no information whatsoever. It's OK to provide a link for an answer, but you should always summarize the important bits in the answer as well, just in case.
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answered What are “tiers”, and what tier is each class?
May
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comment What items/feats improve the bonus from Total Defense?
1) Mark of Warding only boosts defense bonuses from powers; items need not apply. 2) Total Defense isn't really worth optimizing, since it takes a standard action and tends to encourage monsters to just go attack someone else.
May
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answered First Aid (Grant 2nd Wind) question
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reviewed Reviewed What could replace the fear of dying in a spirit world?
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reviewed No Action Needed Pathfinder Build for OCD/Mysophobic Elf
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reviewed Close Have any systems incorporated Avatar: The Last Airbender?
May
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comment How does resist all apply to an attack that deals two types of (non-combined) damage?
@Ravn If they're a single damage roll they're treated the same by resist all. They're not treated the same by typed resists, but that case is covered fairly clearly by the rules.
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comment How do you determine the challenge rating of an encounter in 4e?
Keep in mind that solos, especially solos published before MM3, tend to be easier than their XP value indicates.
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revised What is the best way to create custom weapons and armor for your PCs?
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reviewed Edit Do fighters have to meet level requirements for feats they take using fighter bonus feats?