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I make software. I live in Pennsylvania. I would like another beer.


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?
May
26
comment What is the purpose of old-school D&D class level limitations?
Thanks for the answer. I thought I would just comment that this humanocentric argument (though not its relation to class level limits) is also found in the 1E AD&D DMG p21.
May
26
accepted What is the purpose of old-school D&D class level limitations?
May
25
comment What is the purpose of old-school D&D class level limitations?
Your comment about unlimited thief levels and half-orcs having no assassin limit instead is correct. This is one of the things that confused me, too. Why thieves? Weird.
May
25
awarded  Nice Question
May
24
revised What are the most important differences for a 1st Edition AD&D Dungeon Master learning to run D&D 4E?
make the example HP numbers accurate, to show the closer to 1:1 ratio between them
May
23
accepted How do you plan Savage Worlds combats based on PC ability?
May
22
revised Overview of D&D retro-clones
typo fix; also replace codesigned with co-designed to reduce ambiguity
May
22
revised history-of-gaming wiki excerpt
added 194 characters in body
May
22
suggested suggested edit on history-of-gaming tag wiki excerpt
May
22
wiki created history-of-gaming excerpt
May
22
asked What is the purpose of old-school D&D class level limitations?
May
19
awarded  Self-Learner