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I make software. I live in Pennsylvania. I would like another beer.


May
25
awarded  Nice Question
May
24
revised What are the most important differences for a 1st Edition AD&D Dungeon Master learning to run D&D 4E?
make the example HP numbers accurate, to show the closer to 1:1 ratio between them
May
23
accepted How do you plan Savage Worlds combats based on PC ability?
May
22
revised Overview of D&D retro-clones
typo fix; also replace codesigned with co-designed to reduce ambiguity
May
22
revised history-of-gaming wiki excerpt
added 194 characters in body
May
22
suggested approved edit on history-of-gaming tag wiki excerpt
May
22
wiki created history-of-gaming excerpt
May
22
asked What is the purpose of old-school D&D class level limitations?
May
19
awarded  Self-Learner
May
19
comment How do you plan Savage Worlds combats based on PC ability?
...and now I find this post saying, "btw, orcs are way tougher than you think": peginc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=68729#68729
May
19
answered How do you plan Savage Worlds combats based on PC ability?
May
19
comment How do you plan Savage Worlds combats based on PC ability?
Thanks. I actually do plan to use a much more real-life-like setting, in which combat is meant to be avoided. This was very much a "let's see how combat works." When I do want to have a climactic battle, though, I want to make sure it doesn't devolve to a ping-fest -- so your advice is appreciated.
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