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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
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
Jan
6
revised How well does “attractiveness” work as a stat?
Made title a question.
Jan
6
revised npc wiki excerpt
added 113 characters in body; added 17 characters in body
Jan
6
revised Any tips for two-weapon training in LARP?
deleted 7 characters in body
Jan
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
6
comment What system would best capture the style and feel of TMNT mechanically?
Before I dive in, can you describe what you think of as integral to the TMNT style? Is it important that it be able to handle superhero tropes? Comic book parody? Martial arts? A wide variety of anthropomorphic animals? Which things are most important, and which can be handwaved?
Jan
5
revised Which systems use a dice pool *and* highest score mechanic?
Moved the comment into the body of the answer.
Jan
5
answered How can specialisation be balanced in In Nomine?
Jan
4
revised Can I default to Swimming?
added 281 characters in body
Jan
4
comment Can I default to Swimming?
Not always; sometimes there are lateral paths.
Jan
4
answered Can I default to Swimming?
Jan
4
revised Is there a significant market for collector's versions of role-playing paraphernalia?
edited tags
Jan
4
revised Most expensive / valuable role-playing game
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Jan
4
revised Seeking Name of Abstract, Card-Based RPG
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Jan
4
revised Where can I download an Everway character sheet?
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Jan
4
revised What is innovative about the Smallville RPG?
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Jan
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on torg tag wiki excerpt
Jan
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on torg tag wiki