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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)


Dec
15
revised Teleporting Grabbed Allies
added 150 characters in body
Dec
15
answered Howl of Fury provoking opportunity attacks?
Dec
15
answered Teleporting Grabbed Allies
Nov
22
accepted How can I best make use of a high charisma?
Nov
21
asked How can I best make use of a high charisma?
Nov
19
revised Are Savage Worlds & Apocalypse World the same thing?
edited body
Nov
19
revised Are Savage Worlds & Apocalypse World the same thing?
edited title
Nov
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I build a non-biomorphic AI?
Nov
19
accepted Are Savage Worlds & Apocalypse World the same thing?
Nov
19
comment Are Savage Worlds & Apocalypse World the same thing?
OK, so the moral of this story is that my brain is unreliable and absolutely not to be trusted.
Nov
19
asked Are Savage Worlds & Apocalypse World the same thing?
Nov
18
reviewed No Action Needed Pathfinder druid animal companions damage
Nov
18
reviewed No Action Needed How should a DM act with the Avenger's Avenging Echo power?
Nov
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How many creatures should face a party of 6 PCs?
Nov
18
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How should a DM act with the Avenger's Avenging Echo power?
Nov
18
revised How should a DM act with the Avenger's Avenging Echo power?
Tagging as this question ask how a GM should manage combat.
Nov
16
answered Help with Defender Aura at-will power
Nov
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do magic weapons affect attack and damage rolls for weapon or implement powers?
Nov
15
comment How do magic weapons affect attack and damage rolls for weapon or implement powers?
Note that longswords are heavy blades, and are thus an implement for swordmages. I know an arcane character could pick up the ability to use them as implements using the Arcane Implement Proficiency feat. There's also a swordmage multiclass feat that gives heavy blade implement proficiency, but I don't recall if it's in general or only for arcane or swordmage powers.
Nov
13
reviewed Leave Open How do I prevent my players from immediately recognising an ambush?