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bio website about.me/frandallfarmer
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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!


Aug
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to improve physical attractiveness of a PC with low Charisma?
Aug
8
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on social-combat tag wiki excerpt
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
28
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
27
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
17
revised Dungeon designing and 4E; how to avoid having too many combat encounters?
Some spelling.
May
21
awarded  Popular Question
May
16
comment In D&D 4th Edition, how numerically close should party member levels be? What happens if they aren't?
@travis As a 4e GM, I have adopted the same practice: Level at major plot point, between sessions, all at once.
May
16
awarded  Popular Question
May
7
awarded  Popular Question
May
5
revised How do you handle verbal exchanges between NPCs without taking the PCs out of the spotlight?
Added example reference
Mar
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Game design process to create a White-Wolf-like setting?
Mar
7
comment How can summons and beast companions become more fun?
+1 this would make it more fun. :-)
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
25
answered How can summons and beast companions become more fun?
Feb
24
comment What happened to the D&D power cards?
@William'MindWorX'Mariager - I updated the answer with a clarification and a link to the item cards I slip into the backs of important item power-cards.
Feb
24
revised What happened to the D&D power cards?
Added link and clarification about the Club card-back as seen in the image as a result of a comment on this answer.
Feb
6
answered Is there any information on cities where most of the citizens are undead?
Jan
29
awarded  Nice Answer