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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°, Cthulhu Dark, Mad Cthulhu, Golden Sky Stories.
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.


22h
comment Is there a rules light game which supports classless characters, simple and tactical combat, and the game master running a GMPC?
I understand your concern with "we're too few and we need a third PC so I, as the Dm will play one". Are games that are viable with only two playing characters a good alternative to "give me a game where I can have a GMPC"?
May
19
comment 20 foot square versus a 20 foot circle on a battle mat
@Betsy those circles and squares seem made according to D&D 3.5e rules: start from a grid intersection and go from intersection to intersection, counting twice every other diagonal (so the distance on the major diagonal is 1/23/4/56 totalling 6 units over 4 diagonals. Of course the semplification isn't perfect.
May
15
comment Does bonus damage gained from magic item enhancements and implement properties stack?
Be aware that magic missile has been errataed to a very different version to cater to "magic missile always hits" 3.x edition fans. Which version are you asking about?
May
12
comment How can an aristocracy be perpetuated between creatures that can't interbreed?
@HeyICanChan Well I guess it's for lost limbs and ritual-usable blood and hair. Polymorph says nothing on the matter so we need to look at alter self, which has: "Any part of the body or piece of equipment that is separated from the whole reverts to its true form."
May
10
comment How can an aristocracy be perpetuated between creatures that can't interbreed?
That book is not official. Being focused on intercourse, I stongly suspect its crossbreeding rules are intentionally wider than it's true for regular D&D.
May
10
comment How can an aristocracy be perpetuated between creatures that can't interbreed?
Using polymorph on our paladin isn't going to work. Anything being detached from the polymorphed body returns to the original form, including you-guessed-what. And the original form of that is not going to work, per the querent's assumption of those creatures being not able to sire a son with a human. Ellesedil's suggestion works better (was it changelings that can't change sex during pregnancy if they don't want to lose the baby?)
May
7
comment Is the Dweomerkeeper unacceptably powerful thanks to Supernatural Spell?
Note that epic spells are not spells in the traditional sense. They just share the name.
May
7
comment How to Make the Math Easier?
Good advice, but you ned to check your lingo. Wisdom DC saves are a 5e thing, 4e has either "saves" or "vs. Will attacks".
May
6
comment How to Make the Math Easier?
I have a player who's good at math but never knows what adds up to her damage or to hit roll. Pre-calculate might be your solution - if the problem is the same.
May
2
comment What collective chat program can feature both the host's webcam AND his screenshare?
What if he has not enough bandwidth? I'd use google documents instead of the powerpoint file
Apr
29
comment How many GMs is enough to run a Mega-Game?
I guess the gaming system matters a lot - have you decided it yet?
Apr
29
comment How many times must prerequisite spells be cast when using a dedicated wright?
@HeyICanChan I don't have the proofs to say it is so, but since it's possible it might be a proof it's not surely otherwise.
Apr
28
comment Is there a way to completely eliminate the penalties for Two-Weapon Fighting?
Whether getting stuck with six levels of tempest is better than a -2/-2, on the other hand, is not a thing we're considering ;)
Apr
25
comment What is the point of having a 1st-level familiar if you can't communicate with it in a language?
Then again, it's considered good practice not to add an "EDIT:" paragraph. Since all edits are saved in the editing history, it's better to just edit out the wrong parts and edit in the new pieces, so that the new answer stands by itself. (Blarg. Someone please rewrite this comment of mine in a more understandable way.)
Apr
25
comment What is the point of having a 1st-level familiar if you can't communicate with it in a language?
I'm sorry to contradict you but even this is wrong. One can never have ranks in Speak Language, because he gets new languages instead: "You can purchase Speak Language just like any other skill, but instead of buying a rank in it, you choose a new language that you can speak."
Apr
24
comment How many times must prerequisite spells be cast when using a dedicated wright?
Couldn't that mean he needs to channel all the spells that are needed throughout the entire process in that 1 hour?
Apr
23
comment What are some ways to maximize on a huge strength score?
Nevermind, I didn't read the whole feat.
Apr
16
comment What is the point of having a 1st-level familiar if you can't communicate with it in a language?
Familiars, unlike animal companions, don't actually take hit dice of their own, which means they don't get extra skill points.
Apr
15
comment What, if any, bonuses to AC can my allies temporarily 'turn off' so I can hit them with an Alchemist's Healing Bomb?
@trlkly an attack penalty directly translates into more chance of missing. Unless you only hit on a 20, an then it's just a matter of luck. Based on range increments, a faraway ally is just harder to hit with the healing bomb.
Apr
12
comment Is there software for generating encounters for D&D 3.5e?
Please be aware that a random encounter generator like you're asking will usually be based on comparing challenge ratings, and challenge ratings are usually not a good way to choose enemies for your party (platinum horrors are CR9 monsters with at will disintegrate and there's a CR3 crab with huge armor and grapple modifiers, and those are just the infamous ones... while a grick has very low HP and is a CR3. Plus, your party might be unequippd to fight swarms, or flying creatures, making them much more hard to cope with)