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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).


Oct
8
revised In calculating Basic D&D monster experience, what's a special ability?
added 53 characters in body
Oct
8
revised In calculating Basic D&D monster experience, what's a special ability?
Changed tags to match poster's topic
Apr
2
revised What real world skills can RPGs improve?
spelling (encumbrance)
Jun
29
revised What RPGs treat magic as being common?
spelling (title only)
Jun
28
revised What RPGs treat magic as being common?
Criterion sentence (affect on ordinary people)
Jun
23
revised Any good resources for would-be authors of a line of gaming products?
Clarification & focusing more on the specific question
May
25
revised What are the most important differences for a 1st Edition AD&D Dungeon Master learning to run D&D 4E?
minor rephrase 3rd para
May
24
revised How do you kidnap a PC?
Added 4e tag; (Question uses 4e-specific terminology, links to restricted/subscription-only 4e site.) Minor revision to last para.
Apr
3
revised Is 'Charge' broken?
Invert title into a question
Feb
17
revised Glossary of Common RPG Terminology
minor formatting
Feb
17
revised Glossary of Common RPG Terminology
Again removing things that I didn't write initially. :/
Feb
17
revised Glossary of Common RPG Terminology
Prev edit: removing unwanted addition by username "Chaos"; he can post his own reply, not change mine
Feb
13
revised If I'm invisible do I get a bonus to my saving throws?
tweaking 4.0 reference
Feb
13
revised If I'm invisible do I get a bonus to my saving throws?
Removed 4e references
Feb
12
revised How do you help players not focus on the rules?
rephrasing
Feb
11
revised Good Single Word Instruction for “Command” Spell
revision, avoiding suggestions of others
Feb
11
revised Good Single Word Instruction for “Command” Spell
Added 2nd para; deleted 12 characters in body
Feb
11
revised How do you port Dark Sun from AD&D to another system?
spelling, clarity, forming a Question; edited tags
Feb
9
revised How do you reassure a parent who is worried about RPGs being unhealthy for their children?
Merged 2 answers after question merge
Feb
2
revised House Rules for AD&D Character Generation (1e+)
Added AD&D +edition to title