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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.


Jun
2
asked How does a fighter get his 4th attack per round in Labyrinth Lord?
Jun
1
awarded  Enlightened
May
31
comment GM confusion: The n-dimensions of Clerics. Or: The nightmare of errata
Gotcha, thanks!
May
31
comment GM confusion: The n-dimensions of Clerics. Or: The nightmare of errata
I second your "Arrrgh!" Even knowing the answer to this question (I second Brian B-S's), I am getting burned out on 4E because of the constant additions and updates.
May
31
comment GM confusion: The n-dimensions of Clerics. Or: The nightmare of errata
"…the templar cleric is the cleric of healer's lore, lasers, and optional pacifism." -- Lasers??
May
31
comment Why do Sorcerers use Charisma?
This morning I realized, "I should go and note that this is also, of course, why the Avenger and Shaman use Charisma." Now I see that neither do, which I find to be pretty inexplicable. If I ruled the world, I'd probably at least replace Intelligence with Charisma in the key attributes of both.
May
31
awarded  Nice Answer
May
31
answered Why do Sorcerers use Charisma?
May
28
accepted What was the D&D Challenger Series?
May
28
accepted How can I successfully run one-on-one adventures in D&D 4E?
May
27
suggested suggested edit on mazes-and-minotaurs tag wiki excerpt
May
27
revised mazes-and-minotaurs wiki excerpt
added 249 characters in body
May
27
suggested suggested edit on mazes-and-minotaurs tag wiki excerpt
May
27
wiki created mazes-and-minotaurs excerpt
May
27
accepted What kind of rulings predated ability or skill checks in old school D&D?
May
27
asked What was the D&D Challenger Series?
May
26
comment What kind of rulings predated ability or skill checks in old school D&D?
You don't happen to have a handy link to the citation, do you?
May
26
comment What kind of rulings predated ability or skill checks in old school D&D?
Thanks, this is about what I remember doing, and it's good (and not too surprising) to learn I was not alone. I had looked for "ability check" in the 1E rules, but found nothing and assumed it was only formally introduced in 2E, but now I see that it's in the Cyclopedia (Ch 13) and that the Cyclopedia even has a skills system in Chapter 5! Who knew? (Probably a lot of people.) Thanks again!
May
26
awarded  Nice Question
May
26
asked What kind of rulings predated ability or skill checks in old school D&D?