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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)


Aug
22
revised Can you choose to not apply your divine sanction from a power?
deleted 450 characters in body
Aug
22
revised Can you choose to not apply your divine sanction from a power?
deleted 2 characters in body; edited title
Aug
22
answered Can you choose to not apply your divine sanction from a power?
Aug
22
reviewed Close Role-play enhancing items
Aug
21
answered What is a “mark” actually supposed to be?
Aug
21
comment Can a versatile weapon be wielded in your off hand?
@GuardNo.67: Which paragon paths are best for a fighter depend a lot on what stat they're boosting as their secondary; Kensei is one of the few that works well for any fighter. If you're pumping dex, Shock Trooper is definitely worth a look, though; its features aren't quite as good as Kensei's, but its powers are a lot better (especially the level 11). Mithral Arm is also a good one to check out, since you're a dragonborn. You might also check out this fighter guide: community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75882/24861409/…
Aug
21
comment Can a versatile weapon be wielded in your off hand?
@GuardNo.67: That's because a ranger is a striker, and has no purpose other than to do damage. Fighters get all kinds of other goodies to make up for it (such as marks). Also, note that you can be doing waraxe-equivalent damage with the right paragon path (see my latest edit).
Aug
21
revised Can a versatile weapon be wielded in your off hand?
+1 atk is always, not just when fighting trolls; added 46 characters in body
Aug
21
revised Can a versatile weapon be wielded in your off hand?
edited body; edited tags; edited title
Aug
21
answered Can a versatile weapon be wielded in your off hand?
Aug
21
awarded  Talkative
Aug
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
20
answered Can I wish to never auto-miss on a natural 1?
Aug
19
comment Preventing saturation in a horror campaign
Remember that horror comes in a variety of flavors (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_film#Sub-genres). If you keep using the same type of horror it can eventually grow mundane; keep things fresh by occasionally switching the type of horror. Body, psychological, & slasher are the best for RPGs, but detours into other sub-genres (even comedy) can help keep the players on their toes.
Aug
19
comment Does a proning opportunity attack end movement in the square a creature was moving from?
@waxeagle: Heck, by epic tier fighters can daze on OAs with the right feats.
Aug
18
comment Does a proning opportunity attack end movement in the square a creature was moving from?
This isn't actually all that over-powered. That feat is one of the few strong points of the minotaur race (which is otherwise underpowered), and while prone on OAs isn't easy to come by, slow is (and is almost as good).
Aug
18
revised In D&D 4e powers with effects based on a stat, does 1/2 your level count for the effect?
edited tags
Aug
17
reviewed Close How do I politely decline to hear a gaming story?
Aug
16
answered Alternatives to Extended Rests
Aug
16
awarded  Enlightened