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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
21
comment How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
@doppelgreener Hmmm, I might be able to sell the DM on them being itty-bitty raptors...
Mar
21
revised How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
deleted 1 character in body
Mar
21
asked How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
Mar
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
11
reviewed Leave Closed Do characters tend to get used for a while nowadays, or disposed of and replaced regularly?
Mar
9
comment In order to use a Genasi racial power, must I be in the appropriate manifestation?
To reinforce this point, there is an epic-tier feat, Dual Manifestation, that allows you to manifest 2 different elements at once.
Mar
8
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a legal way to get D&D 5e core rulebook PDFs?
Mar
8
reviewed Close “High on Magic” - how original is it?
Mar
3
reviewed No Action Needed What RPG allows me to run games for multiple teams of spirit/real characters?
Mar
3
reviewed No Action Needed Is an unchangable character bad roleplaying ettiquite?
Mar
3
reviewed Leave Closed Are there any systems featuring skill atrophy?
Mar
3
reviewed Close Getting used to Wired Reflexes
Mar
2
reviewed No Action Needed How do you handle combat in Pathfinder when there are too many foes to even count?
Mar
1
comment Where does the D&D concept of a dwarf come from?
Could you perhaps go into more detail?
Mar
1
reviewed No Action Needed Keeping track of in-game time, and multiple timed events
Mar
1
reviewed Delete Partial Success on Hack and Slash which kills a monster, can it deal damage?
Mar
1
reviewed Leave Open How to prevent players from using guns in a particular combat?
Feb
28
reviewed Close How to make sure items are untradeable?
Feb
27
reviewed No Action Needed Do you get disadvantage attacking a creature two sizes smaller than you?
Feb
27
reviewed No Action Needed Choose Your Own Adventure Books/Games: Are there any Two-Player variants?