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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.


Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
9
comment Are magic missiles (generically) affected by the wind?
I wanted to provide some refutations, as I was sure, remembering, that I'd find some examples. At best, though, I found DCs for listening at doors and felt pretty sheepish. So I think I'm just projecting from older editions. Thank you!
Sep
9
accepted Are magic missiles (generically) affected by the wind?
Sep
7
asked Are magic missiles (generically) affected by the wind?
Sep
5
accepted What rules discourage point blank missile use in Mazes & Minotaurs?
Sep
5
comment What rules discourage point blank missile use in Mazes & Minotaurs?
I am accepting this answer at least until somebody finds a killer missing passage from the RAW. :-) Specifically, I have ruled that using missile weapons in melee combat moves one's attacks to the melee phase and invites free attacks from flanking enemies.
Sep
2
comment What rules discourage point blank missile use in Mazes & Minotaurs?
@SevenSidedDie That was my memory, too, but when I went to check my 1E and Moldvay books, I couldn't find it. I'm not worried about those, and I believe it's there, but if you have the citation, I'd appreciate it.
Sep
2
revised How would I go about publishing the RPGs I've created?
capitalize RPG, grammar, etc.
Sep
2
revised Silence as a ready action
rework awkward first ¶
Sep
2
revised How do I roleplay getting used to violence?
tiny grammar or spelling nits
Sep
2
awarded  Analytical
Sep
2
asked What rules discourage point blank missile use in Mazes & Minotaurs?
Sep
2
comment Is anyone playing Mazes & Minotaurs?
I just thought I'd note that yes, it is played. I've been running an M&M game for just over a year now. It didn't seem to warrant an answer.
Aug
29
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
29
comment What systems, if any, could emulate an MMORPG or CRPG?
I actually run a 4E game. :) I meant to specifically exclude 4E, as I did when I tweeted about this question, but I forgot. Oops! My primary objection is that 4E is, in my opinion, far too complex (too many enumerated options per unit per round), and combats rounds take much too long. I also don't think the difference in power level between levels 1 and 30 is great enough for what I was hoping for. Also, I was hoping to avoid any bad feelings from such comparisons. :-) Still, your answer fits my question! Thanks.
Aug
29
asked What systems, if any, could emulate an MMORPG or CRPG?
Aug
28
comment Game-within-a-Game Cross-Genre Ideas
It's a year later and I'd really love to see a comment on how your choice went. I have been pondering exactly this scenario myself!
Aug
19
awarded  Yearling
Aug
9
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
2
revised How to design game elements other than combat?
add a missing )