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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)


Apr
21
reviewed Leave Open Gestalt Factotum//Artificer vs Factotum//Wizard
Apr
21
reviewed Leave Open World Axis Cosmology
Apr
16
reviewed Reviewed Can werewolf cleric purify humans?
Apr
16
reviewed Close What types of side effect gives thaumatugy and prestiditigation?
Apr
16
reviewed Close Which Destiny should be given to a player who wants to rebuild the Jedi Order?
Apr
15
reviewed Close Does a Paladin 3/Fighter 1 get the level 4 ability score improvement?
Apr
12
reviewed Approve How is it determined which souls end up in Hell, the Abyss or Abaddon?
Apr
9
reviewed Reviewed Can I further increase my critical threat range?
Apr
8
reviewed Leave Closed Would “Detect Magic” reveal a sorcerer?
Apr
8
reviewed Reviewed Embedding and attaching double weapons to Warforged, specifically spiked chain
Apr
8
reviewed Close Looking for the name of a rpg where players take on heroes from actual mythology
Apr
6
reviewed No Action Needed What skill/attribute combination is used for tracking?
Apr
5
reviewed No Action Needed How to deal with a player in a large forum game who constantly fights in-game and OOC?
Apr
5
reviewed Close Why are saving throws not typically considered an action?
Apr
4
reviewed Approve scabard tag wiki excerpt
Apr
4
reviewed Approve scabard tag wiki
Apr
4
reviewed Reviewed Is necromancy necessarily evil in 5e or Forgotten Realms?
Apr
3
reviewed Leave Closed Do I also add half my level again if I can add a second attribute to a roll?
Apr
3
reviewed No Action Needed What bloodline should I choose for a character I want to turn into an arcane trickster?
Apr
3
reviewed Leave Open What's the best way to kill a character in a way that is memorable, and treated with respect by players?