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I'm William Brall, a Sr. Web Developer at ZeniMax Online Studios working on the community site and patcher of Elder Scrolls Online.

I'm also the owner of The Bronze Coin, a roleplaying guild in Reisterstown Maryland.


May
5
revised Earth height-maps, with adjustable sea/fog level
added 593 characters in body
May
5
answered Earth height-maps, with adjustable sea/fog level
May
2
comment How can I get started on prop making?
I don't think this question is a good fit for our site. Which is too bad because there aren't any really good resources out there for large-scale props for RPGs (armor, weapons, magical items, space-marine suits, so on.) A great resource would be one part cosplay construction tutorials and one part theory (how to make table-worn props comfortable, what makes for good large props, what props have the biggest bang for their buck, how to make great prop sets for mysteries that all work together, so on)
Apr
30
comment How can a PC craft armor?
Caution: when questing for a specific magic item, remember that players still earn treasure parcels for those encounters. (it is easy to forget and short change them.) If these would overshadow the sought item, consider making the quest item part of the next level's treasure parcels. It'll feel more epic and won't unbalance the game in the long run, but will feel like it was worth it.
Apr
15
answered Is possible to Chain-Activate Pearls of Power?
Mar
18
answered Can impact driven thrown weapons be treated as Brawn instead of Agility?
Mar
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
14
comment How do I encourage new players to be more descriptive in their actions and intents?
It is also worth noting, @Emracool , that both types of players can exist in the same game. You just switch up your style depending on the player. Sometimes players will switch types, too. New players are often of the second type until they really grok the rules.
Mar
14
answered How do I encourage new players to be more descriptive in their actions and intents?
Mar
4
comment Kingdom building. Multiple farms in one hex
If the rules don't state a limit to the number of improvements, it probably means one of each of the *'d improvements.
Jan
30
comment Dealing with players smarter than me?
Have you told him to stop being an ass-clown? That's gonna be step one for any answer.
Jan
28
comment Is the Halflings bonus vs fear any good?
A good DM should be taking what the PCs have chosen into account when making encounters. While base race/class bonuses are lowest on the list of things to target to make the PCs shine, they should still be on the list. It is your DM's job to find monsters that use fear effects on your character every so often.
Jan
27
comment How do spells work in D&D Essentials Starter kit?
The more I deal with Essentials as 'part of' 4E, the more I want to beat in my own brains. They may use all the same things, but they are completely different games.
Jan
27
comment How can I encourage role playing in a custom setting?
It has generally been my experience that a group of 4 players with 2 good role players and 2 folks along for the ride is a pretty average case for a 4E game. Encouraging good RP is a good idea, but don't make players that just want to experience the story feel like they are doing something wrong.
Jan
23
comment Unhate-able Villains
This is a great answer. I would, however, add one other section. Ex-PCs tend to make fantastic villains. One of the best recurring villains in one of my own campaigns is a Bard who's player left the game early on. He was part of the group, and but for a day's worth of travel the other PC's would probably be on his side.
Jan
17
comment How much collateral damage would a 60,000MD bomb cause?
@mxyzplk I agree with you. Hopefully someone familiar comes along and gives a better answer.
Jan
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
16
comment How much collateral damage would a 60,000MD bomb cause?
@bankuei I had assumed MDC, if it is SDC then I guess it would need to be 100 times that, or possibly there is no way to calculate it. Still, 10 times the power of the Little Boy is not a very big nuke.
Jan
16
revised How to guide a new DM through his first game (as an experienced DM turned player)?
added 722 characters in body
Jan
16
answered How to guide a new DM through his first game (as an experienced DM turned player)?