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Long time Java programmer. Currently work on software for cable boxes and DVRs, mostly Java some C/C++

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awarded  Critic
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comment How much control does a Ranger have over what triggers “disruptive strike” and how it is used?
You should accept this answer than.
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awarded  Necromancer
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Can I see through an open doorway?
I don't think it's the same as Yogo's answer--the key difference being that you shouldn't confront the DM, you should leave or choose a new DM. This DM is obviously interested in setting up turn-based combat challenges concentrating on strategy--it's a valid choice, but many players don't really want to play that way when they sit down to a P&P game.
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answered Flat or flattish earth issues
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answered How can one prevent the gadgeteer edge in Savage Worlds from becoming overpowered without banning or nerfing it into oblivion?
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answered My necromancer keeps dying (and can't raise himself)!
Feb
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answered Is my DM a killjoy, or am I just a whining player?
Jan
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answered How can I play dumb?
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comment How do underground tunnels stay up? Is it possible to dig under a castle wall without magic to support the tunnel?
Look for an old musical called "Paint Your Wagon", that's the theme of the whole movie! :)
Dec
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answered An RPG with less emphasis on 'acting'
Nov
8
answered Guide to writing an RPG - Examples inline or at the end?
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awarded  Yearling
May
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comment What are the most important differences for a 1st Edition AD&D Dungeon Master learning to run D&D 4E?
@Adraino Perhaps ExTSR's explanation of this is better--simply that it's gone from "Anything not forbidden is permitted" to "Anything not permitted is forbidden" making much less choice for the DM. I wasn't saying it was bad or good or that the DM shouldn't override rules, I was just saying it was a different approach.
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comment What are the most important differences for a 1st Edition AD&D Dungeon Master learning to run D&D 4E?
@Adraino What I mean is that the rules are so well specified that the DM CAN BE as restrained as the players and that makes it easier for the DM. It doesn't mean you have to or should play like that, it just means that the rules specify much more detail than in other RPGs I've played, to the point where if the DM wants to constrain himself to the rules as written, he can go all out with a monster and still not kill the characters. In other editions there is always a lot of "Well, it looks to me like you have cover" and "I don't think ou can hit him because of the angle"--none of that in 4th.
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revised What are the most important differences for a 1st Edition AD&D Dungeon Master learning to run D&D 4E?
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revised What are the most important differences for a 1st Edition AD&D Dungeon Master learning to run D&D 4E?
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17
accepted Gamma World - Can a Doppleganger use salvaged omega tech?