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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.


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9
revised Does Wealth By Level allow for “free” potions?
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Mar
9
revised Starting wealth for Complete classes
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Mar
8
reviewed Approve shadowrun tag wiki
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reviewed Approve shadowrun tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve microscope tag wiki excerpt
Mar
8
revised How to handle wealthy player characters as a GM?
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Mar
7
revised I want to build a castle, with magic!
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Mar
6
revised House rules for flanking
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Mar
6
revised House rules for flanking
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Mar
4
revised Balancing players' rolls, not characters
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Mar
4
revised old-world-of-darkness wiki description
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Mar
4
suggested approved edit on old-world-of-darkness tag wiki
Mar
4
revised Does a Geist's Threshold restrict “flavor text” traits?
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Feb
28
revised How can the players reduce the workload of a game master?
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Feb
27
revised What systems use interesting questions to inspire character backgrounds?
The question doesn't want system-specific mechanics, which the other title was likely to get.
Feb
27
revised Mind Control: What's a Dominate Person between allies?
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Feb
27
comment What is a social contract?
"The rules about how you and your group play the game that don't come from the book."
Feb
26
comment Problems Regarding a Mary-Sue type Player Character
@Schilcote Okay; let's go with that. Does she do the same things with her good qualities -- does she downplay her strengths to make something of an average? (You said that she's mechanically normal, so I'm presuming she's not ignoring Flaws or Disadvantages that the system rewards her for.) Many systems don't have an "appearance"-related stat; does yours? If not, is there a harm in letting her declare herself as being "attractive in a natural, not fashionable, way"?
Feb
26
revised Problems Regarding a Mary-Sue type Player Character
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Feb
26
revised Should the GM in Dresden Files be telling us what the target numbers are for thaumaturgy spells and skill checks?
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