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I was primarily an AD&D 1st edition DM and campaign designer for over 20 years then "retired" for about 10. I'm now getting back into it because my professional illustrator/daughter and I are building a game-world/campaign and we're building it for 4th edition.

As for me, I've been doing online game design off an on for that entire period. Do a google search of "Randy Farmer" or "F. Randall Farmer" and you'll find that I'm one of the co-inventors of the avatar and the virtual world, as well as a published author on various topics.

Google pointed me to rpg.stackexchange.com as a resource (I was trying to understand Skill Challenges) - and now I'm here to stay!


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reviewed Leave Open What kind of SF horror does Eclipse Phase lend itself to?
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reviewed Close What are the designers' reasons for making the stat boosting items provide odd-numbered stats?
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reviewed Close How do I use God as an NPC while being sensitive to players' real-life religious beliefs?
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reviewed No Action Needed Recommendation for D&D 4E campaign books?
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reviewed Leave Open How to create meaningful relationships with NPCs
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comment Is it legally okay to blog a D&D 5e story (actual play)
@lilienthal Are you a lawyer? Nothing is absolute. I have never received an absolute "You can definitely do that and not get sued" from any the dozens of IP lawyers I have worked with over 40 years in the industry. We still make decisions based on our experience. My certainly level on this is higher than most IP judgements I've made in my career. I confidently stand by my statement.
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reviewed Leave Closed How to make D&D-like Alignment work
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reviewed Leave Open Is it legally okay to blog a D&D 5e story (actual play)
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comment Is it legally okay to blog a D&D 5e story (actual play)
In the early days of the web (1993-200x) people were very confused about intellectual property - Paramount (Star Trek) originally tried to shut-down fan stories and images on the web. People eventually got less stupid when they figured out how to sell-to and via that market.
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answered Is it legally okay to blog a D&D 5e story (actual play)
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reviewed Leave Open Who published the game Challenge?
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reviewed Close Is there a ranged weapon with an 18-20 crit range?
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