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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.


Feb
26
comment What happens to ritual components when a ritual is cast?
Losing the components might be a suitable consequence for a Botch, too.
Feb
14
comment Do Vampires need Auspex to see in the dark?
@ThomasE. I am; this is detailed in the section titled "Tricks of the Damned," along with things like Blush of Health and Physical a Intensity. These are things any Vampire can do.
Feb
5
comment Extended rolls never fail?
Before I can answer this question: You are using the Extended Actions rules from GMC page 187, right? I want to make sure we're on the same page.
Feb
5
comment “Investing in Failure” in Fate
@harlandski I wish I had a good worked example to present to you. Hopefully someone else will deliver on that score.
Jan
28
comment Is a dead creature's body considered an “object”?
@SevenSidedDie Fair enough.
Jan
20
comment Is there any way a mortal could see through “Cloak Of Night” (Obfuscate 3)
@VolkanUlukut Closer to the second. His facial features will be blurred, but his height, build, and clothing will be perceptible. It won't conclusively identify him, but it could give people something to work with. (Investigation checks on behalf of the museum staff will, of course, modify the situation — or Larceny checks on the part of the vampire.)
Jan
12
comment Should you communicate the number of Doors required?
You often do reveal that, though; it's common to have a social roll resisted by the opponent's Resolve or Composure, which will take a particular number of dice out of the actor's pool.
Jan
8
comment Joining a Legacy in Mage the Awakening
The OP's referring to a particular legacy in that second paragraph; he's just misspelled it. I've added a link.
Jan
6
comment Are there rules for torture?
There's a reference to it in one of the scenarios in the GMC.
Jan
4
comment Using nWoD dice system in V20
I'm surprised you were surprised. V20 was very much a test case to see whether new oWoD content would still find an audience. It was developed as a nostalgia product, a capstone to the line and a comprehensive resource. Changing as much as they did was radical; adding a "new" resolution system would have been a basically new line.
Jan
3
comment Are there rules for torture?
You might use Dexterity and Medicine to accomplish a particularly delicate or precise procedure, but when it comes to using physical force, which torture is, to achieve an end, Strength's your go-to.
Jan
3
comment Does decapitation for sure kill a vampire?
@arthexis True. Or just a sign that most vampires wouldn't sit still for a slow beheading.
Dec
17
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.
Dec
17
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.