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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 Charnel Houses of Europe: Geist Dread Domains/Dark Kingdoms
@SevenSidedDie To the extent that it's answerable, it's a conversion question: "How could I use the European settings, places, and entities described in W:tO's DKoW from CHoE:TS as part of an Underworld in Geist?"
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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.
Oct
2
comment Can already dead characters be resurrected?
What makes you suspect the two Destiny merits aren't the same?
Oct
1
comment Can already dead characters be resurrected?
@Oxinabox I don't think that's a good answer. The post asked about ways that the players could bring back a dead character, and so far, Strix are not playable characters. Even if you could bargain with one successfully, the thing that came back would be less the prior person than even an embraced Vampire would be -- more a possessed host.
Oct
1
comment Can already dead characters be resurrected?
@xenoterracide Gotcha. In that case, the answer is "no, not that ridiculous." The World of Darkness is still at heart a horror setting, and death is a real cost and a barrier that remains uncrossable without dear cost. Resurrection and immortality are things that are tied to monsters and monstrous outcomes; human lives are brief and easily snuffed.
Sep
30
comment Balancing a mixed game in nWoD
@xenoterracide Not very much. Those Tiers represent the scope of their power, not the magnitude. The top end of their ability is already taken into account.
Sep
30
comment How exactly is human ignorance maintained in the nWoD?
@BrianS Neither the NWO nor the Technocracy are in nWoD. However, Division Six from Witch Finders serves a similar role. :)
Sep
28
comment What is this “black mist” in Demon?
This is probably an instance of the Hunters confusing the source of a supernatural threat. It sounds like one of the Hosts or Magath from Werewolf.
Sep
27
comment Bonus dice for being descriptive
Sounds like an Exalted/Scion thing.
Sep
27
comment Does the appearance of a vampire remain the same forever?
No need to come up with supernatural explanations for Appearance raising; humans can do it, too. The Appearance stat is not just raw beauty, but the ability to use one's appearance to one's advantage and make good first impressions. Makeup, fashion, posture and demeanor can all help improve one's appearance.
Sep
27
comment Does the appearance of a vampire remain the same forever?
A few things, not least of which is the Tremere ritual referenced in the answer; the source material cites it as the way one can escape a hairstyle fashionable in the Middle Ages. The depredations of the Toreador Antitribu are described as "impermanent" without Vicissitude because the Kindred body is "an ever-renewing canvas." There may be an explicit reference to hair in one of the books, but I don't have it to hand.