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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.


Aug
23
answered How do you handle dazing and stunning, with regard to solo monsters?
Aug
23
awarded  Commentator
Aug
23
awarded  Student
Aug
22
answered Do Power Sources really matter?
Aug
22
asked Is an ongoing Human Occupied Landfill (HōL) campaign possible?
Aug
22
comment What role-playing games have good gamemaster advice sections?
I definitely agree about DMG2. The 3E and 4E DMG2s were some of the best "how to be a good game master" books I ever read.
Aug
22
comment Looking for solo (one person) RPGs - do they exist?
I wonder if you wouldn't be really, really helped along by using (daydreaming + random everything tables + dice). Normally I hate random tables, but if you're the player and the game master, it seems like a great help.
Aug
22
answered Looking for solo (one person) RPGs - do they exist?
Aug
22
comment What tools or strategies have you found useful when not all players can be in the same physical space?
Do you find that combat is greatly slowed without voice communication?
Aug
21
comment Can you use a Spelljammer ship to get to Ravenloft?
"Yes, because it would be awesome." is pretty much the defining rule for adjudicating RPGs, for me.
Aug
21
answered What are some sources for in game puzzles for players?
Aug
20
awarded  Critic
Aug
20
comment What alternatives are there to replace orcs, kobolds, and hobgoblins in low-level encounters?
Thirded. I can't stand nearly any of the stock low-level monsters, but once you change their name and description, they're quite useful as "monsters of proven difficulty."
Aug
20
answered How do I create a great fantasy villain?
Aug
20
awarded  Teacher
Aug
20
answered How do current D&D 4e DMs deal with loot?
Aug
19
answered How should a GM deal with player-instigated sexuality in an RPG?
Aug
19
answered Will a house-rule for trained skills work?
Aug
19
answered What tools are useful to organize a GM's campaign notes?
Aug
19
answered Player Agenda - how to keep people happy at the table