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location Oakland, California
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visits member for 4 years, 5 months
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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!


Mar
22
reviewed Reopen How can low-level PCs avoid death at the hands of a far higher-level foe?
Mar
22
reviewed Leave Open How to Run a Trial Based on Skills?
Mar
20
reviewed No Action Needed Channel foci and nondeity Clerics- Who are your faithful?
Mar
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
10
reviewed Leave Open Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
Mar
10
reviewed No Action Needed Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
Mar
8
reviewed Close “High on Magic” - how original is it?
Mar
6
reviewed Leave Open Realm Management Rules That Work
Mar
6
comment What is a good game for a conflict-avoidant, disaffectionate player
Please do not down-vote this for recommending a non RPG answer. I didn't read it as a requirement in the question. If enough of you disapprove (via comments) of this answer I will remove it. I'm really trying to help the questioner.
Mar
6
answered What is a good game for a conflict-avoidant, disaffectionate player
Mar
5
reviewed Leave Open Punishing a player for instant-actioning
Feb
28
awarded  Custodian
Feb
28
reviewed Reviewed How do you customise swearing to a setting?
Feb
17
reviewed Close Is there any popular contemporary “classic” D&D material?
Feb
17
reviewed Leave Open Spell Area of Effect Range
Feb
13
reviewed No Action Needed How to play boring everyday tasks
Feb
13
reviewed No Action Needed Does Manifester Level count as “pertinent decision” about a power?
Feb
13
reviewed No Action Needed Can I use Oversized weapons this way?
Feb
13
reviewed Approve Does Manifester Level count as “pertinent decision” about a power?
Feb
12
reviewed Reopen How can I dissuade my players from attacking a deadly foe who isn't meant to be attacked?