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Peter Seckler (Peter_Seckler on this site) has been playing D&D in one form or another since 1978. Although he originally joined the RPGA in 2000, he didn't get very involved with any of the official campaigns until the Xendrik Expeditions campaign came out. When he isn't DMing, he works with "something involving computers" and lives in a world dominated by 8-bit music, fuzz pedals, analog synthesizers, his 50cc honda scooter, and his unexplainably hot girlfriend, who also happens to be a drow warlord.


Dec
22
comment Are there serious drawbacks in being Deafened?
I really don't see why not. Have you ever heard the tale of Odysseus versus the Sirens? The sailors intentionally deafen themselves. If this were AD&D we wouldn't give it a second thought, so why should we work so hard to negate it in 4th Edition? In the end, DMs still get to decide whether something is allowed or not.. I would allow it, personally. I have to chuckle. Not a single upvote!
Dec
22
comment Are there serious drawbacks in being Deafened?
Well, yes and no. I don't see that as abuse really if a player suddenly says "Hey, I shouldn't be affected by the harpy song.. I just got deafened!".. that seems fine to me as a DM. As always, DMs have the ability to step in and overrule when necessary..but as a DM I try not to simply negate any clever moves on the part of the players. Complicate them, yes, but not negate them.
Dec
21
answered Are there serious drawbacks in being Deafened?
Dec
21
answered How can I fix Essentials Druid sentinel's Armor Class?
Dec
19
revised Which issues of Paizo's Dragon magazine had alternative rules to replace 3.x familiars?
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Dec
19
revised Which issues of Paizo's Dragon magazine had alternative rules to replace 3.x familiars?
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Dec
17
comment Where can I find “Backgrounds” for D&D 4e?
Of course, then you have to roleplay that your character hails from bleeding Akanul...
Dec
17
comment Does the DM tell the players when a skill check can be used in a conversation?
Skill challenges aren't actually the primary use of skills in conversation (although that might be how you are using them). Skill challenges are just a way to assign an XP award to a complex scene involving more than one skill check. Skill checks are just skill checks.
Dec
17
asked What are the Twitter Buffs for D&D Encounters, and how do they work?
Dec
17
comment How do I get started playing Dungeons and Dragons by myself?
If you think he's talking about playing solo you have a different interpretation of what he said. (I realize that is what most people have interpreted). But it's a social game. A person can be alone and still want to get into the game, and that entails finding a group.
Dec
15
comment How to turn an AD&D thief into a con-man?
This page should also provide a lot of help for writing plots. Using AD&D. --> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_confidence_tricks
Dec
15
comment How should one properly roleplay a Kender?
So the answer I made here is based on the background of the question as written- he had already started playing and found out it was "wrong". But I'm saying, ok, maybe you weren't wrong. maybe you were just fine for your character.
Dec
15
comment How should one properly roleplay a Kender?
That's true. I just think that people pick things like races based on a variety of reasons (examples: they like the picture, they haven't made a small size character yet, they wanted the +4 bonus to thievery to kit out a build, it' .. etc) that (in the end) might not have much to do with what that character race represents in the established fictional setting of the game. And - I think it's ok to do that, it's ok to approach a game just as a game alone, or without a preconceived idea or much research . In the end it's all good.
Dec
15
answered How should one properly roleplay a Kender?
Dec
15
comment Has the “Points of Light” setting grown beyond the Nentir Vale?
(whoops, that closed out early).. but the Chaos Scar itself is in the same world. Supposedly this is between the Ogrefist Mountains and the Witchlight fens somewhere. There is no grand overview map, though.
Dec
15
comment Has the “Points of Light” setting grown beyond the Nentir Vale?
In the front piece of each module, there are some maps- images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/…
Dec
14
answered Has the “Points of Light” setting grown beyond the Nentir Vale?
Dec
14
answered How to roleplay a PC torture scene
Dec
14
awarded  Quorum
Dec
14
answered How do I get started playing Dungeons and Dragons by myself?