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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.


Jul
30
comment How can I improve one-off play with paragon or epic tier characters?
I created the characters in question. Although it would be nice to have the players do it on their own, creating high-level 4E characters takes an age. :(
Jul
10
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
25
comment How does damage outside of combat work in Carcosa?
Can you explain what you mean by your #2 suggestion?
Jun
25
comment How does damage outside of combat work in Carcosa?
It does seem like a straightforward way to do things, but it makes it extremely difficult, that way, to nickel-and-dime somebody out of his or her hit points. (This may be intentional.) It also seems like it would add a lot of overhead to otherwise very simple dice transactions. (This seems unlikely to be intentional, but Carcosa sure does love dice…)
Jun
25
revised In early D&D, why would chainmail ever be preferred over plate armor?
minor spelling / grammar / punctuation fixes
Jun
24
asked How does damage outside of combat work in Carcosa?
Jun
23
revised What are the consequences of changing the ratio of XP to GP?
removed link to a blog that has become a spam link farm
Jun
13
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
3
awarded  Good Answer
May
22
revised How can I deal with a “goof-ball” player in my WoD group?
grammar, spelling
May
7
revised Has anyone produced a drop-in well-reasoned economy for a fantasy game?
fix some typos
May
6
accepted Is there a trick to learning the Pacesetter/Goblinoid Action Table?
May
4
comment Are there any tools for creating a campaign from scratch?
This is very close to rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/267/…
May
3
comment Is there a trick to learning the Pacesetter/Goblinoid Action Table?
Thanks very much for the answer! I should note that it's not just the one action table, which I could probably deal with. I'd print it and laminate it or something. It's also that every skill seems to explain on its own what LMHC mean. I suppose that if you can memorize the order or meaning of LMHC (large, medium, high, colossal) you can fake everything but combat, which is spelled out on the one page...
May
3
revised Is there a trick to learning the Pacesetter/Goblinoid Action Table?
deleted 2 characters in body
May
3
asked Is there a trick to learning the Pacesetter/Goblinoid Action Table?
May
3
comment How do you plan Savage Worlds combats based on PC ability?
I am all for unbalanced encounters, but my intent was not to find out how to balance them. (Combat is war!) It was about how to plan. I can look at stats for many games and tell what a stand-up fight will be like. I can know "this area is safe for the PCs, so if they go adventuring here, they might live, so I need more data; this area is super deadly, if they go here, they will die." In SW, I could not predict this, which was an inconvenience for planning. This was a very mechanics-related question.
May
2
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
1
comment Where can I find fantasy minis on the cheap?
Did you mean to provide another answer, gbjbaanb? Your comment doesn't make sense as a comment.
Mar
9
awarded  Good Question