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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.


Sep
10
revised “If I have 3 or more ranks…” What does that mean?
spelling, grammar
Sep
9
revised Does casting a spell require a check to succeed?
edited tags
Sep
9
comment Mutants and Masterminds manifesting dual personalities
Happy to help. Can you say which edition of Mutants & Masterminds you're playing with — 1st, 2nd or 3rd?
Sep
9
revised Mutants and Masterminds manifesting dual personalities
edited body
Sep
8
revised Mutants and Masterminds manifesting dual personalities
Spelling, grammar, and clarity.
Sep
2
comment Publishing an RPG System for an existing background
He's not using the game rules — those, he wishes to replace. It's the fiction within the book he wants to use. That's pretty clearly making a "new version" of the Armageddon rulebook, and Eden and CJC would be well within their rights to go after that as a violation.
Sep
2
comment Publishing an RPG System for an existing background
I did. Go check that circular on Derivative Works. (copyright.gov/circs/circ14.pdf) There's a quote in there: "Only the owner of copyright in a work has the right to prepare, or to authorize someone else to create, a new version of that work. The owner is generally the author or someone who has obtained rights from the author." Now, explain to me how using the setting unaltered -- that means using all the associated elements of it, which the OP said he wished to do -- to create a new roleplaying game wouldn't constitute a derivative work under that description.
Sep
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to kill a troll in D&D 3.5?
Sep
1
comment Publishing an RPG System for an existing background
I've added the link to the Eden Studios website for clarity, and to also show that this isn't a "dead game," but one still being sold by the publisher.
Sep
1
answered Publishing an RPG System for an existing background
Sep
1
revised Publishing an RPG System for an existing background
added 1 characters in body; edited tags
Sep
1
revised Publishing an RPG System for an existing background
added 1 characters in body; edited tags
Sep
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Class level vs. Character level vs. “my” level
Aug
29
revised What major non-hermetic virtue would be appropriate for an ex-Ex Misc who wants to be Flambeau?
Wrong verb.
Aug
29
revised Can I increase my size with a +1 template?
Spelling, grammar, colloquial English.
Aug
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there any good websites which have story hooks and plots points for campaigns?
Aug
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I see through an open doorway?
Aug
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Maid RPG Scenario?
Aug
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there a web resource for feats for D&D 3.5?
Aug
21
revised How does the 4e fighter's Combat Challenge work in the fiction?
Spelling, grammar, formatting, colloquial English