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I write computer software for a living, mostly in Perl. I give away lots of it. Share and enjoy!

In my spare time, I tell my daughter stories about Batman, read books, watch movies, play video games, and try desperately to play D&D even though nobody I know wants to.


May
19
comment How do you plan Savage Worlds combats based on PC ability?
Yeah. This was totally a throwaway combat to see how the Wild Card would play differently -- a fact which also suggests it should've been of the same genera as the other orcs!
May
19
revised How do you plan Savage Worlds combats based on PC ability?
tiny formatting tweak
May
19
asked How do you plan Savage Worlds combats based on PC ability?
May
17
comment How do you handle large scale exploration?
While looking for another article by the Alexandrian today, I stumbled across his articles about node-based design, which are very similar to what I wrote above, and well, well worth reading.
May
13
answered Can a thrown weapon be picked up?
May
11
awarded  Nice Answer
May
11
revised How do you DM differently when it's for only one person?
spelling and grammar
May
10
revised solo wiki excerpt
added 64 characters in body
May
10
revised 1 GM and 1 Player games and game systems?
edited tags
May
10
revised Collections of two-player free-form adventure ideas?
edited tags
May
10
revised A 2 Player RPG for buddies?
edited tags
May
10
awarded  Organizer
May
10
suggested suggested edit on solo tag wiki excerpt
May
10
wiki created solo excerpt
May
10
revised Easing Someone Into RPGs One-on-One
add the solo tag
May
10
revised How do you handle dazing and stunning, with regard to solo monsters?
removed tag solo, better used for single-player gaming
May
9
revised What published D&D adventures take place in the Astral Sea/Plane?
clearly note that the 2E book contains no adventures
May
9
answered What published D&D adventures take place in the Astral Sea/Plane?
May
6
awarded  Nice Answer
May
5
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of develop in play (DIP) compared to develop at the start (DAS) character generation?
I am the DM, but I often find that when it turns out that the evil duke is their long-lost brother for whom they claimed to have spend seven years questing... the player says, "Oh, right. I had a brother. Huh." It's a player/DM mismatch, which is why I've changed my strategy. ;)