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D&D 3.x and 4e DM (and seldom player). Avid play by chat roleplayer.

Has been playing (°) or GMing (') one-shots of:
Lady Blackbird°', Lacuna°, Retrospect°, Annalise°, Great Ork Gods°, Wraith°, nWoD°°°, Werewolves°, GURPS°, Don't Rest Your Head°, Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy°, Solar System°°, Anima Prime°', Dogs in the Vineyard°', kp4s°, the Burning Wheel°°, Trollbabe°'''', Agon°, Montsegur 1244°°, Drifter's Escape°, Bliss Stage', Dungeon World°°, Chronicles of Skin°, Legend'', Fiasco°°°, A Penny for My Thoughts°, Monsterhearts°, Psi*Run°, FAE°°, Primetime Adventures°, Kagematsu°.
Has been also playing a short nWoD adventure.

Coordinates a RPG convention event twice a year (when possible) in Italy.


D&D Hall of Fame:

Singhi's 3e campaign - started at 1000 xp, vanished into nothingness at 2995 xp.
Paolo's 3e short adventure - too much DMPCing.
Luca's 3e campaign - started as a CoDM-PC, made a PC shortly after. Still no level ups.
My 3e campaign - aborted three rooms from the end.
Marco's 3.5 7-PCs-campaign - aborted for scheduling problems. Still no level ups.
Marco's intro to RttToEE - gave DMing right to me after 2 sessions. Arbitrary leveling up between those.
My 3.5 Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil. TPK'ed at level 8/9.
Marco's 3.5 all manuals campaign - aborted for excessive PC firepower. Guess what.
Marco's 3.5 premade characters campaign - aborted after less than 10 minutes of play.
Pierluigi's 4e Keep on the Shadowfell - gave DMing rights to me before I could level.
My 3.5 Expedition to the Demonweb Pits. - Completed!
My 3.0 City of the Spider Queen. - Completed!
My 4e Keep on the Shadowfell. - Completed!
Cau's 3.5 Daemonfey Apocalypse campaign. First true level up ever!
My 3.5 Expedition to Undermountain - aborted when we got a 4e group again.
My 4e Thunderspire Labyrinth. - Ongoing.


Jul
28
comment How can I make puzzles a challenge for the character, rather than the player?
@BrianS the clue feeding technique is already in my answer, the OOC help didn't come to my mind while answering and NotVonKaiser already has it. I might include it in my answer too, because it's good advice, but it feels like stealing :(
Jul
28
comment Looking for RPGs without character-classes
@Ferox Elaborating on lisardggY's comment, here are a few question that could help you tell us what you're looking for: Do you need one of the players to be the game master or are masterless games ok? Do you want it to focus on combat, character development (this usually does not work well with "deep, pre-written backstories", since players tend to cristallyze on those), creating a story togheter? Must it be a collaborative or a free-for-all game? Should it be able to manage long campaigns or just one-shots is ok? Setting/tech limitations might also be useful.
Jul
27
comment How can I make puzzles a challenge for the character, rather than the player?
Not necessarily every check should be Int-based, see the last part of @NotVonKaiser's answer.
Jul
27
comment How can I make puzzles a challenge for the character, rather than the player?
Solving riddles is half part previous knowledge and half part intuition (Int and Wis could both be used)
Jul
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can a Synthesist Summoner with a multi-armed eidolon get the multiweapon fighting monster feat?
Jul
26
comment Are there any RPGs that realistically prioritize speed and reach in melee?
SInce the question does not ask for a list but asks if at least a game like that exists, any answer that provides at least one example of a similar game would be a valid answer to me.
Jul
26
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a quality “adept”?
Jul
26
answered How can I make puzzles a challenge for the character, rather than the player?
Jul
25
accepted Is there any exisiting feature similar to this (poorly worded?) homebrew?
Jul
25
accepted What works on a creature targeted by an antimagic ray?
Jul
25
revised Isn't wielding inappropriately large weapons pretty powerful?
introduced terminology
Jul
25
revised Isn't wielding inappropriately large weapons pretty powerful?
Added some comparisons
Jul
25
answered Isn't wielding inappropriately large weapons pretty powerful?
Jul
25
revised Which splatbook describes horse breeds in the Forgotten Realms?
google was my friend.
Jul
25
answered Which splatbook describes horse breeds in the Forgotten Realms?
Jul
25
asked Which splatbook describes horse breeds in the Forgotten Realms?
Jul
24
reviewed Leave Open Are there any guidelines for awarding inspiration?
Jul
24
comment Does the Blistering Flourish bonus apply to both hits and effects?
I've rolled back the edit for copyright reasons. Of course, everything is still there in the edit history... >_>
Jul
24
comment Does the Blistering Flourish bonus apply to both hits and effects?
I've rolled back the last edit. 4e's gaming license says it's not ok to copy whole power texts around. Consider adding a link to the DDI entries if you have it, or just naming the powers (or saying just the useful snippet of text, which is borderline but less problematic, I think).
Jul
24
revised Does the Blistering Flourish bonus apply to both hits and effects?
rolled back to a previous revision