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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 Closed What are some industry best practices for playtesting and tabletop game development?
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reviewed Close Power player is a problem. Any fix?
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reviewed Leave Open What are the objective benefits of using an official character sheet vs writing things down yourself on a piece of paper if you are a new DnD player?
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reviewed Leave Open What's a list of useful magic items my players could spend their gp on?
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reviewed Leave Open Pathfinder Universalist Wizard casting 0 level spells
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reviewed Close How should I go about stabbing my friend in the back?
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reviewed Leave Open Does an Action Surge grant a second bonus action?
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reviewed Leave Open Paladin + Multi-Attack + Smite = Overpowered?
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reviewed Leave Open How to optimize a bard/paladin in 5e?
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reviewed Reopen Are there rules for sacrificing living creatures for personal gain?
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reviewed Close How do polymorph-like spells interact with spellcasting capability?
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reviewed Approve How do you know if a weapon is two-handed in D&D2E?
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reviewed Reopen How to kill PC without hard feelings
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reviewed Reopen How can low-level PCs avoid death at the hands of a far higher-level foe?
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reviewed Leave Open How to Run a Trial Based on Skills?
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reviewed No Action Needed Channel foci and nondeity Clerics- Who are your faithful?
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