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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.


Jan
11
comment Balancing a mixed game in nWoD
@Pureferret Mostly that last one. The Created are going to be magical and physical powerhouses compared to the vampires... but they have massive problems when dealing with humans and have limited access to certain Merits. Emphasize the different arenas where the types are strongest, and you'll have a balanced game.
Jan
11
comment What do I need to change about Call of Cthulhu to set it in the 60s?
@C.Ross I can give it a shot.
Jan
10
comment What do I need to change about Call of Cthulhu to set it in the 60s?
I think it's a fine idea. Only decorum prevents me from contrasting the rise of the Civil Rights Movement with Lovecraft's fairly reprehensible views on race.
Jan
10
answered What do I need to change about Call of Cthulhu to set it in the 60s?
Jan
10
comment How can I play dumb?
@WesleyObenshain Erm… no. That usually leads to characters who embody your worst prejudices about people, which aren't fun to play and make the game worse for other people.
Jan
10
answered How can I play dumb?
Jan
10
revised How can I encourage a style of play where enhancing others' fun is the most important goal?
added 12 characters in body; edited title
Jan
10
revised How can I reward a character that doesn't want magic items?
deleted 83 characters in body
Jan
9
revised Which cleric powers are usable without a Holy Symbol?
Corrected for sense and to put in the form of a question.
Jan
9
revised How can one houserule a fighter's class feature in 3.5 for improvised weapons?
deleted 48 characters in body; edited title
Jan
9
awarded  Self-Learner
Jan
9
revised How to make a Dothraki Screamer in D&D 4th? (Mounted Combat)
Formatting, grammar.
Jan
9
answered Will a 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons be released?
Jan
9
asked Will a 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons be released?
Jan
9
comment Scrolls in Mage the Awakening that perhaps even Sleepers may use?
They call them "spells" in Awakening, too.
Jan
9
revised Scrolls in Mage the Awakening that perhaps even Sleepers may use?
deleted 67 characters in body
Jan
9
answered Scrolls in Mage the Awakening that perhaps even Sleepers may use?
Jan
9
comment Do these stats cover enough of a person's ability?
I do like the sound of these. (If only there were a one-syllable word that carried the same meaning as "finesse," it would be perfect.)
Jan
9
comment How can I add underworld intrigue to my Dresden Files game?
@Pureferret The world of the Dresden Files is a contemporary urban fantasy — it is, on the surface, a world like our own. However, there are magical and fantastic elements in it, including the fae.
Jan
9
revised How can I add underworld intrigue to my Dresden Files game?
added 11 characters in body