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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
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reviewed Close Are the Old Deities really coming back for D&D 5e's Forgotten Realms?
Jul
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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 suggested edit on 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 suggested edit on How to manage a mute PC?
Jun
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 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?
May
29
reviewed Leave Open Show off your Character Sheet Designs
May
28
reviewed Close Are there melee builds that can keep up with well-played tier 1 casters?
May
28
reviewed Leave Open If a character does something evil, but they can justify it as good are they evil?
May
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on If a character does something evil, but they can justify it as good are they evil?
May
23
reviewed Reviewed What could replace the fear of dying in a spirit world?
May
23
reviewed No Action Needed Pathfinder Build for OCD/Mysophobic Elf
May
22
reviewed Close Have any systems incorporated Avatar: The Last Airbender?