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My RPGs are collaborative storytelling. I love conversation scenes and emergent settings. I'm interested in the influence of environment (at the table and in the game world) on play.

USEFUL/INTERESTING LINKS: Worldbuilding & the Okapi's Butt; Making the Tough Decisions; goblin dice; abstractions are leaky; print-&-fold minis; Paradigms of Play; papercraft dice tower; consequences as positive currency (Fate); Making Superman Truly Invulnerable (Fate Core); Rick Neal's essays (DFRPG); Level 1 Equivalent Damage (4e); improved skill challenges (4e); No Such Thing as D&D; Same Page Tool.

You will often find me in the chat; come on by!

CURRENT RPG HABITS: Our major game is a serial campaign about Weird Stuff using Atomic Robo rules, interspersed with single-session games in other systems. I'm the primary GM, but everyone takes a turn sometimes.

CONTEMPORARY GAMING: Mostly games like , , and , but occasionally we run , , , , , and . I'm experimenting with game design, too: a FAE hack about holy werewolves, and a unique system inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

GAMING HISTORY: Started in and . Dabbled in , Dresden Files Accelerated (playtest), /The Princes' Kingdom, , and Stargate SG-1.

CHARACTER NOTE: Never short on Opinions and overambitious Ideas. I want to play a shulassakar and a musteval, and I have an elaborate SG-1 campaign I fear I'll never get to run.

My avatar is "The Bookworm," by Carl Spitzweg.


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comment How do zones and line of effect work, and are they adjusted if the zone follows the player (kinda like an aura, but defined as a zone)?
@pureabsolute It'd be a good idea to edit your question to reflect what you meant to ask. Comments are impermanent.
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@ma_il That would be a good answer if you present it as a frame challenge. As a comment, it may get deleted because it's more like an answer than anything which will help improve the question.
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comment Can I use 4th edition Power (Spell) cards in a 3.5e game session?
The Stack Exchange is designed to provide actionable solutions to problems people face. Your question originally asked about the viability of a solution (using 4e power cards for 3.5 spells) instead of telling us what the problem was (looking for an easier way to select wizard spells each day). This is sometimes called an XY Problem and we ask questions to help clarify the situation so answers can provide solutions to the actual challenge you're facing.
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reviewed Close Do creatures from other planes typically travel into the material plane?
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reviewed Leave Closed How do I fix an overpowered character in a party?
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comment Do creatures from other planes typically travel into the material plane?
Since this is a setting question, it's probably far too broad if you're asking for answers that encompass all settings in Pathfinder and every edition of D&D (4e alone had at least three different settings with varying levels of interplanar mingling). Can you narrow it down to the setting you're going to use this information for?
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reviewed Leave Closed What is the easiest way to determine what kind of adventure my group will enjoy?
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