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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.


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answered What books cover Fey Pact Warlocks and their awesome masters?
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asked Does resurrection heal ability damage?
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accepted Does raising a familiar from the dead restore the lost experience points?
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asked Does raising a familiar from the dead restore the lost experience points?
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answered Calculating and balancing challenge ratings
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comment As a GM, how do I keep Dungeons & Dragons more interesting for young players?
Don't count on having an extended campaign, from 1st until 10th level or something like that. In my experience, you'll have a few false starts before you find something that they keep coming back to. 5 room dungeons (roleplayingtips.com/articles/5_room_dungeons.html) are a great idea for distilling D&D down to "just the fun bits"
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Is the banshee's wail a death attack?
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awarded  Student
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asked Is the banshee's wail a death attack?
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answered Do any newer D&D versions grant experience for exceptional role-playing?
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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comment What is a good item vs Undead in D&D 3.5
It isn't exclusively useful for a rogue, since anyone who uses a melee weapon (including a paladin) could benefit from having such an item. However, it is clearly more useful for a character who has the sneak attack / skirmish / sudden strike class feature. Although it can only be used 3 times/day, it can alleviate some of the frustration of playing that style of character in a campaign where most of the monsters are immune to your most powerful attack.
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awarded  Editor
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revised What is a good item vs Undead in D&D 3.5
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answered What is a good item vs Undead in D&D 3.5
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awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Teacher
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answered Is it possible to have a ranged attack of opportunity?