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


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. ;)
May
5
answered What are the advantages and disadvantages of develop in play (DIP) compared to develop at the start (DAS) character generation?
May
4
comment Narrative Combat versus Use of Miniatures
This was my approach for a few years, and it worked very well. Sometimes we'd use a whiteboard so we could move the markings around, but we only did it once in a while, not constantly, and there was no measurement involved.
May
4
comment When and how should I get the players to cut back on their out of character chatter?
We have the same rule, but instead of a bell, someone will just "call bullshit." When bullshit is called, play resumes. If only one guy is pathetically calling it all the time, the game is potentially doomed, and the best thing to do is to have a real conversation about it. (Obviously, this is not for every group.)
May
4
comment Playing 4th Ed D&D for the first time, what should I read to avoid holding everyone back?
Ever since then, every time I read a new RPG rulebook, I wonder, "Why isn't there a library of mp3s of actual play sessions for all kinds of games?"
May
4
answered Playing 4th Ed D&D for the first time, what should I read to avoid holding everyone back?
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!