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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.


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comment How to GM for a player who knows none of the tropes Dungeon World relies on?
I'd also add the 13th warrior. It felt very D&D-dungeon-ish when I looked at the mission part.
Dec
24
comment Starting Resources for the New Pathfinder Player
Be aware. The game is very complex and every group has some variation on how they apply the rules. Even if you find some way to play it before they teach you, it's easy to misunderstand some rules or learn rules they huseruled.
Dec
23
comment Can I memorize metamagicked spells in my domain slots?
Well this is exactly what I was thinking at when I tought about the question, now let's see if someone can bring some evidence against this or supporting the other options.
Dec
17
comment Where does a dragon steed get summoned from, and where is its hoard kept?
I was pretty sure Draconomicon was printed earlier... :(
Dec
13
comment Virtual Immortality
For example, if your question was "where can I find a list of ways to achieve immortality"? There would be a finite answer, probably starting with this link
Dec
13
comment Where is the down-time “life experience” system I recall from?
This is very... generic. Do you have any more pointers to what it could be? Was it about gaining experience points? Was it about NPCs? Did you found it in a limited set of books you used to read at that time or on the web?
Dec
13
comment Virtual Immortality
@AOKost unfortunately, Stack Exchange's format is not good for your question. I suggest you to ask it in a D&D forum (there are many), and use SE for more specific questions, where a right answer can be choosen.
Dec
13
comment Virtual Immortality
Also, Green Star Adept PrC.
Dec
9
comment Readying an action before combat
@DCShannon re-readying would only take your standard action, leaving you free to move and open doors and pick up things and everything a minor can do. But it is indeed very possible to be surprised even when you're expecting something that's for sure. Like the ATM blurting out its receipt. No matter how ready I was, it was so sudden it always startled me.
Dec
8
comment Acquiring non-class skills for which untrained checks aren't allowed after character creation
I think you're reading that rule wrong. You may just means "if you want to, that's the maximum you can get". The fact that you can does not imply that you must.
Dec
8
comment Acquiring non-class skills for which untrained checks aren't allowed after character creation
Ah, I was looking under "untrained skill checks". Wrong place.
Dec
8
comment Acquiring non-class skills for which untrained checks aren't allowed after character creation
Do you have any source telling us that you need 1 rank, and not "more than 0 ranks" to consider it trained?
Dec
8
comment Encounter Budget in D&D 4e after Essentials
Mhhhh the problem gets worse, then. Anyway; since the whole edit history is navigable, I suggest you to integrate your discoveries in the question, rather than adding an "update" or "edit" chapter in the end, especially now that nobody has answered yet.
Dec
8
comment Encounter Budget in D&D 4e after Essentials
I edited the contents of your comment into the post, I think it's way clearer what you mean now. Feel free to change it some more. To everyone that answers, keep in mind that those -2/+4 limits are on encounter level, not monster level
Dec
7
comment Merits of vow of poverty in this build
Also, the monk or ninja issue shoud really be a separate question.
Dec
7
comment Is there some way to skip or negate dead levels?
I wouldn't say the dead levels are there for "balance". Removing a dead level from a fighter and putting some useless class feature wouldn't change much in the fighter balance and wouldn't balance it against, say, a wizard. They're there for keeping a paced progression of class features. If a class had sneak attack every 3 levels and a feat every 2, there would be levels where the character gets nothing and levels where he gets both a sneak attack dice and a feat.
Dec
6
comment Divine Spellcasting as an Arcane Spellcaster
How essential is it that you're not a divine caster? There's a class that pretty much plays as a wizard: int-based spells, memorized daily from a spellbook and learned from scrolls. It's a divine spellcaster, but it's not as tied to religion or devotion as a Cleric/Druid could be, and I could write an answer on it if it's ok for your prereqs.
Dec
2
comment What made clerics so strong in D&D 3.5?
I wouldn't know how to express that. I've always been awful at turning my being less good to do things into something meaningful and pleasurable.
Dec
2
comment Why would I ever choose rolling hit points?
@ElSuscriptorJusticiero He was being attacked by a frenzied berserker right after their target dropped dead. Three high rolls, and he was at -10 with the second. Since the enemy was already dead and the encounter was ended we ruled a level up that could have saved him if the second hit just made him fall unconscious. By rolling max, he went to exactly 0 hp with the second hit and was felled by the third.
Dec
1
comment What made clerics so strong in D&D 3.5?
I'm not the downvoter, but keep in mid the tier system does not only talk about combat. It speaks of versatility and being able to solve many different situations.