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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
18
comment If someone is “Out of Ammo,” can they still shoot until compelled?
Rob Donoghue has written on the subject: rdonoghue.blogspot.com/2010/10/hard-and-soft-tags.html and faterpg.com/2012/fire. In this case, I'm drawing an analogy between "on fire" and "out of ammo" -- both are things that are true, can be taken advantage of, and are removable by the target.
Apr
18
comment If someone is “Out of Ammo,” can they still shoot until compelled?
The "fiction before physics" ethos of FATE means that. once the Aspect is successfully applied, it's literally true until something changes to make it untrue-- what matters during the exchange is whether it's relevant. You're out of ammo until you find a way to overcome that obstacle.
Apr
18
revised If someone is “Out of Ammo,” can they still shoot until compelled?
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Apr
18
answered If someone is “Out of Ammo,” can they still shoot until compelled?
Apr
18
revised If someone is “Out of Ammo,” can they still shoot until compelled?
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Apr
17
revised Non-lethal weapon damage - does a magic bonus add?
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Apr
17
revised Non-lethal weapon damage - does a magic bonus add?
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Apr
17
answered Idiot Savant Magic-user
Apr
17
revised When escalating from a change of style in With Great Power, what card has to be played?
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Apr
17
revised Armor as DR alternate rules: Do untyped AC bonuses apply to Defense or DR?
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Apr
17
comment Should long Aspects be split?
@SevenSidedDie Fair enough; I could certainly see those two as aspects in the right game. I'm standing by the statement that having GIisop&p as one aspect is too few.
Apr
17
answered Should long Aspects be split?
Apr
17
reviewed Approve How does a DM correct the balance after accidentally giving the players too much gold?
Apr
16
revised How can I graft Wilderness of Mirrors onto Gumshoe?
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Apr
15
reviewed Approve retro-clones tag wiki excerpt
Apr
15
reviewed Approve retro-clones tag wiki
Apr
13
revised Any advice on a good Respawn system for pathfinder
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Apr
13
reviewed Approve How do new characters get equipment?
Apr
11
revised Collection of custom Apocalypse World moves, with feedback?
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Apr
11
revised kindred-of-the-east wiki excerpt
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