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SCAer, lifelong gamer.

Administrator for the Citizens of the Imperium boards for the Traveller Science-Fiction RPG at http://TravellerRPG.com


May
19
revised How to end a game session smoothly
added 439 characters in body
May
19
answered How to end a game session smoothly
May
19
comment How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
@Mala Flanking is on DMG page 251. right column.
May
18
comment How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
@briddums with the exception of those clerics and paladins whose holy symbol is part of (or is) their weapon or shield.
May
17
answered How to deal with moderately armoured and shielded casters?
May
13
awarded  Nice Answer
May
13
answered How much is a Gold Piece really worth?
May
13
answered What does “… when it enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there” mean
May
12
comment What to do when a player character does something that seems suicidal?
@thedarkwanderer I'm usually the GM. Really, I prefer an index card or less. Anything more is probably too much for me to remember for a given character. That said, I've either done or had players do all of the above in my 35 years GMing.
May
4
comment What are the major differences between AD&D 1st Edition & AD&D 2nd Edition
The Moral Panic isn't actually entirely over, either. Certain religious groups within the US cling to a belief that D&D, or even Fantasy as a literary genre, is evil. Jack Chick is still selling tracts claiming D&D is training in satanism. And I've met no shortage of well meaning but deluded folk in the Educational fields who buy into the Chick and Pulling misrepresentations.
May
3
revised How can I convert poisons in the DMG to level appropriate class abilities?
added 287 characters in body
May
3
revised What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
added 600 characters in body
May
3
comment What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
Campaigns aren't defining, nor required, RS. one-shots have been around since 1975, if not before, in the form of convention games and T&T solo modules.
May
3
comment What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
Kriegspiel is a hundred years prior, and sets the standard for wargames until the 1960's... when 2-player non-refereed games begin to take over the field.
May
1
answered What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
May
1
comment What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
-1... A false distinction - many early wargames (including the 19th C. Kriegspiel) limited actions solely by what the referee decided to allow, and encouraged referees to take seriously any reasonable orders. In fact, this very approach is also part of the Braunstein games - which were still technically minis games - which lead Arneson to modify chainmail and contact Gygax... It's also part of several other refereed wargames which lack character scale entirely.
Apr
30
answered How can I convert poisons in the DMG to level appropriate class abilities?
Apr
28
reviewed Leave Open Example implementations of time limits on player actions in combat
Apr
28
reviewed Leave Open How to prevent a droid from denouncing you?
Apr
23
awarded  Necromancer