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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
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
Feb
8
accepted What games exist with a focus on travelling between alternate universes?
Feb
7
revised Is there a D&D 3.5 fighting class with more non-combat use than the fighter?
make title more specific; fix a few typos
Feb
7
revised What games exist with a focus on travelling between alternate universes?
made the timelords link link to timelords
Feb
7
comment What games exist with a focus on travelling between alternate universes?
I'm not sure if I buy calling Jumpers a minimalist storygame. :) The manual is 222 pages, with lots of crunch. Every page has +10% this or -2 LVL that. – Also, having reviewing that WHOLE HUGE list, I only came away with three prospects mentioned in this question already: Fringeworthy, Odyssey Prime, and Jumpers.
Feb
7
comment What games exist with a focus on travelling between alternate universes?
That list of restrictions includes "there should be a best answer." Other moderators, I welcome your opinion on whether I should delete this question. (It'd save me typing up my findings on RPGGeek, I guess!)
Feb
6
comment What games exist with a focus on travelling between alternate universes?
Thanks for the link to RPGGeek. I searched there, but must have done it wrong. I now have a HUGE list of potential games filtered from that list, and I will attempt to add an answer summarizing what I've learned there, soon. That was very helpful to me!
Feb
6
comment What games exist with a focus on travelling between alternate universes?
Thanks, I got that answer from some friends, too. Only two problems. :) (1) Planescape is really more a game about traveling to different, totally separate (not "parallel") worlds. (2) Planescape makes me crazy. – I can totally see why it seems like it could fit here, though.
Feb
6
comment What games exist with a focus on travelling between alternate universes?
Interestingly enough, I'd looked for RPGs based on his Roadmarks, and found nothing.
Feb
6
asked What games exist with a focus on travelling between alternate universes?
Jan
27
awarded  Good Question
Jan
25
accepted How can I more effectively use darkness in a dungeon?
Jan
23
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
23
comment How can I more effectively use darkness in a dungeon?
Yeah, the "see squat beyond that" is probably the only good thing I found in the 1E Dungeoneer's Survival Guide about the dark. Thanks for that and the rest!
Jan
23
revised How can I more effectively use darkness in a dungeon?
emphasize key bits