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bio website helsmuth.blogspot.com
location Brisbane, Australia
age 39
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Currently DMing the War of the Burning Sky for D&D 3.5, as well as playing a bard in 4th edition.

I started out with the Jedko Games printing of Frank Mentzer's red box (the 'B' in BECMI), which was quickly followed by the 2nd edition AD&D Player's Handbook. After a long hiatus, I started playing D&D again after the release of the Baldur's Gate PC game renewed my interest in the pen and paper version. Likewise, I only started playing 3rd edition after I was solidly addicted to Neverwinter Nights.

I've played (and GMed) a lot of Palladium games, particularly Robotech and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. My roleplaying group were also fans of R. Talsorian Games' Cyberpunk and Cyberpunk 2020. I've also played Rolemaster and HARP, as well as Earthdawn.


Aug
22
comment Looking for local colour for a Cyberpunk set in Brazil
Paulistas and Cariocas are famously adamant that their own city is the best (perhaps like the rivalry between NY and LA?). The soccer example is also a major one - Brazilians are very proud of their regional soccer team, eg. Mestre Pastinha using the Ypiranga team colors as the uniform for his Capoeira school.
Aug
22
revised Looking for local colour for a Cyberpunk set in Brazil
added some specific reasons for the player characters to emigrate to Brazil
Aug
22
answered Looking for local colour for a Cyberpunk set in Brazil
Jun
16
awarded  Critic
Jun
16
comment What exactly are Prestige classes, and what purpose do they serve?
the Revised System Reference Document (RSRD) is a good resource for prestige classes such as Arcane Trickster, since it is 1. official 2. free 3. legal
Jun
12
awarded  Constituent
Jun
12
awarded  Caucus
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Question
May
20
comment Any good premade campaigns for beginners?
The majority of those adventures are for 4th edition (WotC), 1st edition (Dragonsfoot) or system-agnostic (the 5 room dungeons)
May
11
comment Does the spell “Control Weather” create a mobile effect?
I guess if it was supposed to move with the caster, then it would be an emanation, like Magic Circle against Evil
May
11
accepted Does the spell “Control Weather” create a mobile effect?
May
9
accepted Do all conjuration (teleportation) spells end your turn?
May
8
asked Do all conjuration (teleportation) spells end your turn?
May
8
asked Does the spell “Control Weather” create a mobile effect?
Nov
11
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Aug
31
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
22
awarded  Nice Question
May
12
answered What published D&D adventures take place in the Astral Sea/Plane?
Apr
6
answered Are there limitations/cautions to “Vorpal”?