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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
4
answered What alternatives are there to replace orcs, kobolds, and hobgoblins in low-level encounters?
May
4
comment How do you handle large scale exploration?
Given the number of mentions people have made about "aerial view" and "geographical map" it seems worth noting that you could easily turn the concept map (mentioned in my answer) into a hybrid of geography and concept. Then the party can pick starting points (we go to the "visible from space parking garage") and you can know where they might end up when they say "we wander around the neighborhood."
May
4
answered How do you handle large scale exploration?
May
4
revised prone wiki excerpt
added 123 characters in body
May
4
suggested suggested edit on prone tag wiki excerpt
May
4
wiki created prone excerpt
May
4
answered How to keep track of statuses and conditions?
May
3
answered How do I get the PCs to stop focusing on a red herring?
May
3
answered Playing on IRC, getting started
May
3
comment Does anyone have any templates for Scrivener?
I don't know, but my understanding is that project files, at least, are meant work between them. Give it a try, and comment back to let me (and the rest of us) know!
May
3
answered Does anyone have any templates for Scrivener?
Apr
28
answered Does the new Character Builder hide valid content?
Apr
26
comment What GM tasks can be delegated to players to speed up encounters?
Delegating rules look-ups has saved me quite a lot of time. Tom is my rules guy, and he has a copy of PHB (and now Compendium) with lots of flags for relevant sections. It's probably the best time-saver of all the delegation I've done.
Apr
25
accepted How long does “Joker” initiative in Savage Worlds apply?
Apr
25
comment How long does “Joker” initiative in Savage Worlds apply?
Huh! Back in the days of 1E and 2E, we rolled initiative once per combat, but a review of rules shows that we were not following them. I wonder how that came about. Thanks!
Apr
24
asked How long does “Joker” initiative in Savage Worlds apply?
Apr
13
revised What alternatives are there to replace orcs, kobolds, and hobgoblins in low-level encounters?
improve markdown; fix spelling; fix broken sentences
Apr
13
suggested suggested edit on What alternatives are there to replace orcs, kobolds, and hobgoblins in low-level encounters?
Apr
11
answered Overview of D&D retro-clones
Apr
10
revised How do I make and use tactically interesting terrain?
avoid using "above" to refer to other comments -- they move around