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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 How do non-Outsiders respond to other planes?
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revised What is a good way to handle a multi-plane adventure?
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reviewed Reviewed If a Paladin purposefully goes bad, can they still atone and return to prior status?
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revised If a Paladin purposefully goes bad, can they still atone and return to prior status?
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reviewed Reviewed What alternatives to hit points are there for abstracting wounds?
Nov
18
revised Do implement attacks made through a weapon get the weapon's proficiency bonus?
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Nov
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reviewed Reviewed What effect does the size of a shield have in AD&D 2nd Edition?
Nov
18
reviewed Close Purchasing old GURPS and other out of print games online
Nov
16
comment Why can't I pick the Staff of Defense option for my Wizard?
@BruceA: For the powers, it may be that the designers chose not to offer certain powers because they doesn't fit the "concept" of an Enchanter or Necromancer or whatever, but the rules are very clear that as a wizard you can take any wizard power. On a side note, when was that handbook last updated? Winged Horde got nerfed a year or so ago and is no longer a top-tier choice for most wizards.
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revised Why can't I pick the Staff of Defense option for my Wizard?
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revised Why can't I pick the Staff of Defense option for my Wizard?
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answered Why can't I pick the Staff of Defense option for my Wizard?
Nov
15
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Nov
15
comment How to transform a tragic hero into a villain?
+1 for the self-doubt angle
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15
revised How to transform a tragic hero into a villain?
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reviewed Reviewed What is the relationship between minotaurs and dwarves?
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revised Can a Hypnotism target be forced to move before its attack?
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14
comment Can a Hypnotism target be forced to move before its attack?
On a side note, I believe you can force it to attack itself.
Nov
14
answered How can I increase my early heroic tier Wizard's attack roll?