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I've been involved in one aspect or another of the adventure games hobby for the past twenty-five years. Started playing in 1987. (First game? Champions, followed by CyberSpace, the Iron Crown cyberpunk game for Space Master, their sci-fi Rolemaster spin-off.) Was hired by InQuest Magazine in 1996, where I started my editorial career. Since then, I've done work for Green Ronin, Malhavoc Press, Dream Pod 9, and White Wolf. I managed two different game stores in the metro Boston area in the 2000s, and am now working primarily freelance. Still gaming after all these years.

I have a weakness for good coffee and bad puns.


Apr
24
revised Respawn with stat reductions system
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Apr
24
revised How do I deal with these crazy PCs?
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Apr
24
answered What is the term for a mean character role-played by a nice player?
Apr
23
revised I'm fairly new to D&D but want to GM; where do I go from here?
Spelling, grammar, punctuation. Added 4E tag based on content of question.
Apr
22
answered Can I use old Masquerade supplemental material in Vampire: the Requiem?
Apr
22
comment Can I use old Masquerade supplemental material in Vampire: the Requiem?
The list of what books can and cannot be used is available in the Universal and Requiem Addenda. You can find the new Addenda on this page: mindseyesociety.org/information/next-chronicle-addendums
Apr
22
comment Can I use old Masquerade supplemental material in Vampire: the Requiem?
The problem with your solution in the first paragraph is that merits work quite differently in Masquerade than they do in Requiem. The storyteller would need to come up with a custom background dot cost, and as a member of a sanctioned LARP chronicle, he's not empowered to do that.
Apr
22
revised How can I make an exceptionally savage Gangrel?
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Apr
22
revised Where can I find Invictus Oaths?
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Apr
22
revised Can I use old Masquerade supplemental material in Vampire: the Requiem?
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Apr
22
revised My players almost die in my encounters every time. Does this mean my encounters are too hard?
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Apr
20
revised Which cultural trope(s) does the D&D cleric refer to?
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Apr
20
revised My DM's ruled that all spells cast in armor are subject to Arcane Spell Failure. Can you change his mind?
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Apr
20
answered Does telekinesis do Bashing or Lethal?
Apr
20
revised Does telekinesis do Bashing or Lethal?
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Apr
19
reviewed Approve How to communicate to the players that an encounter can be solved also through diplomacy?
Apr
19
comment Idiot Savant Magic-user
@Bobson That's true, but Awakening relies so much on Rotes that not having access to them is a much bigger hardship. When all your difficulties are 8, you want as many dice as you can muster.
Apr
19
comment If someone is “Out of Ammo,” can they still shoot until compelled?
And, as if by magic, there's an article on faterpg.com today that addresses all these issues. Look for "Richard's Guide to Blocks and Obstacles In FATE Core," or click the link in my entry.
Apr
19
revised If someone is “Out of Ammo,” can they still shoot until compelled?
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Apr
18
revised What happens when two combatants' attack rolls have the same Height and Width?
Since this is about a system that's common to ORE games, the ORE tag is useful.