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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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answered When GMing in a high-tech game world how do you handle potentially disruptive tech?
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9
reviewed Reviewed What's the nicest way to handle lycanthropy when it comes to XP?
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comment What's the nicest way to handle lycanthropy when it comes to XP?
As Lord_Gareth said, I wouldn't use those rules. They might be a useful jumping-off point, however, if you're interested in coming up with your own rules to handle gradually applying lycanthropic templates.
Jan
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reviewed Leave Closed Common Dice Mechanics
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answered How does the disease recovery mechanic work?
Jan
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revised Character turn mechanic that is both detailed and handles long actions
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Jan
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revised Common Dice Mechanics
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revised Software to manage AD&D characters
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revised How do raising skills work in The One Ring?
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reviewed No Action Needed Optimizing a D&D 3.5 Monk
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revised Supernatural abilities and spell duration
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reviewed Reviewed Software to keep track of mapnotes
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reviewed Reviewed Good RPG System/Game/style for just a single DM and single Player?
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reviewed Leave Open Did piracy problems bring down White Wolf?
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revised How do I encourage a GM to use the rules as written?
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revised Did piracy problems bring down White Wolf?
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revised How do I handle a group that does not understand the 'assumption rule'?
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revised Can you be Polymorphed and then be made into a Familiar?
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reviewed No Action Needed Systems giving XP based on roleplay - How to avoid jealousy/party balance problem
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reviewed Reviewed Which role-playing systems might be best suited for use over a road-trip?