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I approach tabletop RPGs as cooperative storytelling; I love improvisational conversation scenes. Usually the game master, I tend to design elaborate world settings for my players to frolic in, but that habit is changing recently as my group's needs evolve. I like playing grumpy old folk and characters with unusual superstitions, and I'm very interested in the way environment (both at the table and in the game world) influences play.

USEFUL/INTERESTING LINKS: Worldbuilding & the Okapi's Butt; Making the Tough Decisions; goblin dice; abstractions are leaky; print-&-fold minis; 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!

RPG HABITS: To accommodate my group's unpredictable schedules, I'm running short-form (mostly single-session) campaigns in systems including and , , , , and Lady Blackbird. I'm in the Storium beta as BESW.

I'm experimenting with game design, including a FAE hack about holy werewolves and a unique system inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

RPG HISTORY: Despite the current trend, most of my gaming experience is with GMing relatively lengthy campaigns in and . I've also dabbled in (and its friendlier offshoot The Princes' Kingdom), , , and Stargate SG-1, among others.

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 "Nøkken," by Theodor Kittelsen.


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revised Comprehensive list of WOTC D&D 4.0 products?
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comment Can I take an action in the middle of another, eg a standard action whilst moving?
I don't have ready access to 4e rules anymore, but I'm pretty sure I do remember an explicit rule along those lines. If not, there are many powers and features which grant the ability to defy the rule, which thus imply its existence. If you can track down some of this and support your claim with citations, this would be a much better answer.
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comment Can a default Duuk-Tsarith perform the Stone-To-Flesh spell for creation of a Watcher?
Welcome to rpg.se! Please take a look at the tour and the help center; they're a useful introduction to the site (I like your profile blurb, by the way). I've created the tag, but you might want to propose a more comprehensive edit to its wiki as I just dumped in a little bit of info from a quick Google. And since you have 20+ rep, feel free to join the Role-playing Games Chat!
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comment Why would I ever choose rolling hit points?
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comment How can a DM brighten the mood?
Hmm. Sounds like you've got a lot in common with this question's scenario. Can you focus on the bits of your situation which that question and its answers don't address?
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comment How can a DM brighten the mood?
This is a great topic, but can you please give us some specific information about the challenge you're facing? (System, the usual tone of the game, what kind of "darker tone" crept in, how the players and GM responded, etc.) Don't worry about it being too specific to be useful for others; good answers to specific questions explain themselves enough that the principles can be generalised, while vague questions get vague answers.
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comment What precedent is there for my homebrew “skill” concept?
Thanks for pointing out the bits you think will be most helpful! I'll add that as a request on my question.
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asked What precedent is there for my homebrew “skill” concept?
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comment Suggestions for cheap/free game systems with low math and an expansive item list
@gatherer818 Maybe knowing the systems he's tried and found wanting would help us give useful answers!
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