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In The Beginning Was The d20. Daniel is a long-time computing geek who spends his days spreading this good word. Interests include painting, medieval swordsmanship, and every conceivable form of game design.


Nov
9
reviewed Leave Open What systems use interesting questions to inspire character backgrounds?
Nov
9
comment What do I do about PCs using Con damage to “nuke” bosses?
Absolutely so. Let them enjoy their triumph. Let the bards sing of it. And the next smart bad guy they face... listened to the bards, and hired a necromancer.
Nov
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
28
answered How do I implement freeform magic on a system?
Oct
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
27
reviewed Close What role-playing games don't feature experience?
Oct
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
23
answered Why is the GM usually the driving force in RPG?
Oct
17
reviewed Leave Closed How to run time-limited one shots
Oct
11
reviewed Leave Open What do I need to keep running D&D after finishing the Red Box?
Oct
11
comment What do I need to keep running D&D after finishing the Red Box?
@waxeagle: While I'll agree that there are many good starting out 4e questions, it's much harder to find a discussion of the Core/Essentials split than I'd guessed. rpg.stackexchange.com/q/1173/862 is almost a dupe, but that question doesn't expressly discuss the difference between Essentials and Core. The only answer I could find that comes close to doing so is rpg.stackexchange.com/q/1023/862, which is arguably too comprehensive to answer the question. I'm therefore voting to leave open.
Oct
11
reviewed Leave Open How would you create a MtG RPG Campaign/Game?
Oct
10
comment Character creation phases for a new character
@JohnCraven: Thanks; you've made me realise that I made this sound longer and more involved than it should be. If you're doing it right, it need only take ten or fifteen minutes while you weave the new character's story in. I'll consider how to edit.
Oct
10
answered Character creation phases for a new character
Sep
19
answered Balancing encounters for faster feat progression
Sep
10
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
8
reviewed No Action Needed What alternatives to hit points are there for abstracting wounds?
Aug
15
comment How do I run Paranoia for just one player?
+1 for an interesting approach. And yes, "Brazil" is required viewing.
Aug
9
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
9
awarded  Nice Answer