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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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comment Differences between Hunter: the Reckoning and Hunter: the Vigil?
@xenoterracide The HtR hunters don't have any of the Vigil factions; they have Creeds, which are splats based on their approach to their supernatural hunt. I'll add more about that.
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comment Differences between Hunter: the Reckoning and Hunter: the Vigil?
@arthexis Indeed. That's why my answer says "may," rather than "do," when it comes to Vigil Hunters.
Dec
9
comment How to avoid having Dominate or Devil's Advocate dominate play
It doesn't address the subject of your question, but I must know -- when the Demon commands the Vampire to commit diablerie, how many Breaking Points is that? It sounds like the kind of thing that would cause Humanity to plummet.
Dec
8
comment Is Carthian rule more like democracy or anarchy?
@xenoterracide Well, as a start, you'd probably have herds maintained in common, so that consumption could be regulated and the area not overtaxed or degraded. Rather than red rent paid to a Prince, you'd have a council of some sort where officers made decisions collaboratively and were chosen based on merit rather than connections or power or age. Granted, it would work about as well in practice as most kinds of vampire government, but if you're young, eager, and creative, you could see the advantages.
Nov
25
comment Can a Moros mage use Sculpt Ephemera to enhance items indefinitely?
Quite right. @VolkanUlukut, the proper StackExchange way would be to ask that as a separate question, as comments are meant to be temporary. I'm going to amend your question to work this exchange in.
Nov
25
comment Can a Moros mage use Sculpt Ephemera to enhance items indefinitely?
This may well be worth asking as a separate question, but the answer is that Twilight is part of the Material World — it, too, is separated from the Shadow by the Gauntlet. You'd need Spirit 3 to lay down a pathway between the two worlds to get the Ephemera there. Once it's there, yes, you can use the Ephemeral Object in Shadow just as you could in Twilight.
Nov
20
comment What do the Strix look like when they are “flying”?
Beat me by moments. I was surprised there was an answer to this.
Nov
20
comment Does a line of salt prevent a baned entity from crossing?
I think you've got it. Drawing the boundary in salt is enough to demarcate it, preventing the spirit from floating through.
Nov
15
comment I want to run an RPG inspired by Monáe's 'Metropolis' concept series
@BESW The funny thing is that I playtested a game last weekend that will be ideal once it comes out for real. Cindi Mayweather was one of the sample characters, even. I'll take a look when I have the chance.
Nov
1
comment Is there a way to use the higher of your wits or dexterity to determine base defense?
@doppelgreener Work better?
Oct
28
comment It is possible to make Vampires, Night-Elves and Warforged to play along?
It wasn't, I'm afraid — MCWoD was a New World of Darkness riff.
Oct
21
comment How does dungeon world combat work?
Howdy, JoshTheNoob1776, and welcome to the site. Quick question: have you read the Dungeon World rulebook? I ask, because there's a whole chapter on how combat works, and most of the rest is spelled out on your playbook. Once you've done that, if you've got more questions, feel free to ask them.
Oct
18
comment Can a Vampire fall unconscious due to physical damage without entering torpor?
That's correct. If you want to have a vampire taken out without rendering him near-torpid, stake him.
Oct
17
comment How late in history can I set a campaign based in the US without cars and telephones being widespread?
@BESW It's a fair cop. Think there's any way to improve it at this late date?
Oct
14
comment What happens when you lose a Merit or Flaw's prerequisites?
@HeyICanChan The flaw is meant for young, almost naive vampires or those who are playing through the struggle for Humanity. (Think of Louis, from Interview with a Vampire, as an example.)
Oct
10
comment Where do all those new Avatars come from?
The answer to the Rasputin question is actually pretty interesting: forum.rpg.net/…
Oct
9
comment Where can I find rules for Revolver Fanning?
As opposed to rules for Dakota Fanning.
Oct
7
comment What's the game in which the PCs themselves have character sheets?
There's a reference to the "Magnum Opus" program, where GOO was going to serve as publisher for independent, already developed RPGs that needed a line toward print publishing and access to distribution. GoO was going to be the home of Hogshead Publishing products like Nobilis. The disposition of those books, and the money that came from selling them, was a matter of some acrimony later on.
Oct
2
comment What are the effects of drunkenness on a humanoid in D&D 4e?
I'll do my best; it's been a while since I've even thought about this answer.
Oct
2
comment Can already dead characters be resurrected?
I strongly disagree with that line of reasoning. The purpose of the GMC-RU was to bring the core book up to speed with the changes coming in the as-yet-not-called-that second edition. Including all the acceptable merits from all the relevant lines is just out of scope for a book/excerpt like that. I think it falls under Occam's Razor: either there are two merits called Destiny in play here, one of which is undefined and undescribed, or they're the same thing and it's just referencing the Awakening rules. But, as you will.