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Roleplaying author best known in the 1980s (over 25 million copies sold). Former active contributor on this site. Received "Top User Swag Package" from StackExchange.

Haven't been here much lately. I have plenty of RPG websites to visit, and this site is actively hostile to old-school gamers (including me). Moderators encourage it and even participate in the abuse. Example: One moderator refuses to rephrase his question: "In most RPGs, PCs become inured to murder..." Not in my 35 years of experience, sonny. That's like saying 'this banana is rotten so all bananas are rotten.' (And there's lots more negativity around here, and very few old school questions.)

To add insult to injury (literally), I was publicly derided/insulted by Community Coordinator Josh Heyer (aka Shog9), in blatant violation of the alleged policy (link below).

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/05/a-theory-of-moderation/

::shrug:: I don't need the abuse. Look me up on other sites (user name ExTSR almost everywhere).


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answered How to encourage the GM-curious?
Aug
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answered Narrative Combat versus Use of Miniatures
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awarded  Critic
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awarded  Teacher
Aug
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answered What approaches are there to lessen or eliminate reliance upon dice in an RPG?
Aug
20
comment How many editions of Dungeons & Dragons are there?
The Greyhawk supplement was a game-changer, yes -- but not a separate 'edition'. Likewise the RC is a compilation of Mentzer BECM, with a couple of minor changes.
Aug
19
answered What can I use in place of Fudge Dice?