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I am a research scientist working at the Aerospace corporation. Prior to this, I was a Yield Analysis Engineer working in Intel's Portland Technology Development group. My educational background is in particle physics, for which received a PhD from the University of Arizona.

My passions include physics, coding, hiking, and gaming (of both the computer and tabletop variety).


Apr
17
accepted What is the exact benefit and usage of “Spin Identity”?
Apr
8
awarded  Yearling
Mar
17
awarded  Curious
Mar
16
asked What is the exact benefit and usage of “Spin Identity”?
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
19
accepted On repeat translations to the same recursion, do you always use the same foci?
Oct
18
comment On repeat translations to the same recursion, do you always use the same foci?
Okay, missed that. Although, two counter examples: 1. The draggable focus contradicts this statement. 2. I just saw on page 55 in the sidebar that "your GM might offer you the choice of picking a focus that's different than the one you had last time you visited [the same recursion]."
Oct
18
comment On repeat translations to the same recursion, do you always use the same foci?
Note, if someone with >300 reputation could add a "The Strange" tag, it could be added to this question.
Oct
18
asked On repeat translations to the same recursion, do you always use the same foci?
Oct
24
comment How to easily track combat in Feng Shui?
Okay, this one now becomes my choice answer, due to simplicity. Its one of those obvious in retrospect ideas.
Oct
24
accepted How to easily track combat in Feng Shui?
Nov
19
answered How do I design a Christmas-themed horror adventure?
Nov
5
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
6
asked How to easily track combat in Feng Shui?
Aug
14
revised In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
Specified Spirit of the Century as the system for the question, rather than FATE in general.
Aug
14
comment In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
Good point, I didn't choose it just because others agree with you. That added some credibility to your answer. But I chose yours primarily because it seems well motivated, its well documented, and I think you explained your point concisely but completely, thus is the best "reference answer" for others who come across this thread. I was mainly interested in the "standard" way to do this. There are other answers which have nice alternative ways of play, but I'll be starting with yours since I am convinced it is that closest to a standard that exists in Fate.
Aug
14
awarded  Quorum
Aug
14
comment In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
I'm choosing this one, since it seems to be the consensus. However, it sounds like some versions of FATE, like Diaspora, handle it a little differently. So it sounds like either approach can work well.
Aug
14
accepted In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
Aug
12
comment In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
I see what you mean by your evidence here. However, I must say this example is somewhat confusing. If Jet were to decide retroactively that he was actually defusing the bomb, he'd be using an entirely different skill, completely changing the original action, not just modifying it to use an aspect. I have seen little evidence that such an extreme alteration is allowed.