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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)


Sep
29
reviewed No Action Needed Can a default Duuk-Tsarith perform the Stone-To-Flesh spell for creation of a Watcher?
Sep
29
reviewed Reviewed Shatter spell versus mundane weapons and armor
Sep
27
reviewed Leave Open What's the deal with Pazuzu?
Sep
27
reviewed Reviewed Why is spellcasting not improvisational, like martial combat is?
Sep
21
reviewed Leave Closed Are any 5e multiclassing options particularly strong compared to the base classes?
Sep
21
reviewed Reviewed What is the typical range of high ability scores in D&D 3.5?
Sep
18
reviewed Leave Open RPG With Character Moral Growth and Corruption?
Aug
10
reviewed Close Are the Old Deities really coming back for D&D 5e's Forgotten Realms?
Jul
26
reviewed Reviewed Can a tiefling rogue sneak attack from magical darkness?
Jul
26
reviewed Leave Closed Is the old “Linear Fighters Quadratic Wizards” problem still around in 5e Basic?
Jun
29
reviewed Leave Open Are undead mounts considered “evil”?
Jun
28
reviewed No Action Needed Beyond hit points: injury in D&D
Jun
28
reviewed Reject How do I learn to become a good GM?
Jun
26
reviewed Close Pathfinder Cavalier looking to make an all rounder build
Jun
26
reviewed Reviewed When should the DM hide a PC's hit points?
Jun
19
reviewed Close Did I roll this character correctly?
Jun
17
reviewed Approve How to manage a mute PC?
Jun
17
reviewed Approve How to manage a mute PC?
May
31
reviewed Reopen Size of a campaign world?
May
31
reviewed Reopen Is it possible to take cyphers out of the Cypher System?