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I'm a web developer currently living in Santiago, Chile. I'm always trying to improve my skills. I earn my daily bread on PHP / (My|PostGre)SQL / JavaScript development, working with CakePHP, PrototypeJS, Script.aculo.us and jQuery, but I'm also experimenting with Django. I'm interested in many areas of programming and in learning new programming languages.

I'm also a budding roleplayer and GM. I have mastered D&D 4E and Numenera, and love the job. Find me at @adrianovaroli or @FailedGM.


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awarded  Nice Question
Jan
22
accepted What does “Hard” mean in Mouse Guard?
Jan
22
revised What does “Hard” mean in Mouse Guard?
edited title
Jan
22
comment What does “Hard” mean in Mouse Guard?
I'm not actually arguing for characters to win all the time. I want to know what "hard" is. The second bullet answers my question, and clears my misunderstanding. Ob5 is not Nature 5.
Jan
22
asked What does “Hard” mean in Mouse Guard?
Jan
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
19
comment Can chaotic good bard use horribly evil artifact for good cause?
About the question in the title: Yes. Once.
Dec
31
comment Does Wild-Shaping break a grapple?
Changing from "druid size" to "bear size" could be thought of as "an effect removes the grappled creature from the reach of the grappler or grappling effect". Not exactly the "reach", perhaps, but the change in size and shape could fit in that.
Dec
17
comment How much do I tell new players about new monsters?
The issue is what's in the D&D5E rules about the matter. Your broadening says basically the same thing as before.
Dec
16
comment How much do I tell new players about new monsters?
Apart from the other problem, you go from "Just what they see", which is a specific criterion, to "it's perfectly legitimate for them to know a fair bit, but there are limits." The question asks for those limits.
Dec
16
comment How much do I tell new players about new monsters?
The quip about skills being enough to throw up is unnecessary. Your answer could do without it.
Dec
5
comment How can an aristocracy be perpetuated between creatures that can't interbreed?
@Smithers thing is, it was a common reading of "producing offspring" in ancient history and medieval times.
Dec
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
5
comment Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
We routinely downvote answers that suggest solving real-life problems with roleplaying. Why shouldn't we do it here?
Dec
4
revised How can an aristocracy be perpetuated between creatures that can't interbreed?
added 25 characters in body
Dec
4
answered How can an aristocracy be perpetuated between creatures that can't interbreed?
Dec
4
comment Do wizards really have to prepare spells multiple times to cast them multiple times?
Related and may be the heart of what you're really asking (because the question you've stated has the simple answer of "Yes"): How does D&D Vancian Magic Make Sense In-Game?
Dec
3
comment Comparing D&D mechanics between 2e and 5e
This question and its answers made me want to try 5E. Thanks!
Nov
22
comment What can I leave out of a first session?
Do you give the players fate/persona points for the first mission? I thought they could only earn them after a mission. I see that the pregens start with 1 FP and 1 PP.
Nov
22
comment How do I prevent retreating to rest and heal from being tedious?
None of the -great- answers so far addresses the issue in a non-punitive way. Aren't there mechanics in D&D5E that encourage people to keep fighting?