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I approach tabletop RPGs as cooperative storytelling. Usually the game master, I tend to design elaborate world settings for my players to frolic in, and I love improvisational conversation scenes. The rare times I get to run a player character, I prefer to play grumpy old people and characters with unusual superstitions.

USEFUL/INTERESTING LINKS: The Same Page Tool; Making the Tough Decisions; Goblin dice; abstractions are leaky; customizable print-and-fold minis; Worldbuilding and the Okapi's Butt; Consequences as positive currency (Fate); Making Superman Truly Invulnerable (Fate Core); Rick Neal's essays (DFRPG); Level 1 Equivalent Damage (4e); Stalker0's Alternate Core Skill Challenge System (4e); No Such Thing as D&D.

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

SYSTEMS: Currently diving into , and very excited about it. I'm most experienced in running and , but moved away from them recently. I've also dabbled in , , , Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple, and Stargate SG-1, among others.

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.

CURRENT GAMES: Running a series of mini-campaigns with a single player, including:

  • A game set in low-fantasy Ancient Egypt, about a subsistence hunter turned werecat priest of Bastet.
  • A game set in The City in the Thief video game franchise. I play a homeless shaman ex-P.I, and the player in the Egypt game is the GM.
  • A Core-modified game about a trickster changeling in a South Carolina college town where kids' toys are coming to life.
  • Hoping to run a Core version of SG-1 in which my single player controlling a whole SG team, without asking him to handle four different character sheets.

CHARACTER NOTE: Never short on Opinions and overambitious Ideas.

My avatar is "The Bookworm."


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revised Examples of Fate mechanics for telling team stories with one player
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revised Examples of Fate mechanics for telling team stories with one player
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revised When using Blade of the Eldritch Knight (AV 2), can you charge from within 5 squares?
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revised Can chaotic good bard use horribly evil artifact for good cause?
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revised Coercing a silver dragon
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revised Are there rules for drowning in 4e?
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revised Is an Illusory Wall solid until revealed in DnD 4e?
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revised Should players be allowed to act outside their characters' boundaries when it suits them?
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revised Can a thri-kreen count a wrist razor as a “melee” weapon for thri-kreen shooter while using a superior crossbow?
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revised Does anybody have any good premade creatures from the void I can use?
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Dec
11
revised Capping hit points in D&D possible without seriously breaking the game?
Each edition handles hp v. differently; ask the exact question you need answered.
Dec
10
revised What counts as entering the zone of Grasping Shadows?
changed the spell to what it actually says in the book/errata, with appropriate mods to rest of question
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revised Do all players have to agree to accept or deny a group compel?
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revised Do all players have to agree to accept or deny a group compel?
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revised Do all players have to agree to accept or deny a group compel?
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revised Do all players have to agree to accept or deny a group compel?
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revised Spell comparison: Shield vs Mage Armor
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