- Jul 2004 -
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Have always enjoyed games. Started roleplaying around 91, with Basic D&D. Played a little of every edition since. I really enjoy 4th Edition.

How do you judge GM fairness?

How do you judge if your GM is being fair to you?


I ask because I've had two recent experiences that I found very interesting. In one game, a D&D Next playtest, a player's...

Fri, 1/23/2015 - 5:10am Forum Thread

Ways to "buy" things

I take no joy in restricting what my players spend their characters' gold on. At the same time, I find it dull to imagine that there's a shop in town that just has everything for sale. I'll...

Fri, 9/5/2014 - 4:30pm Forum Thread

4e Monster Level Ranges

I recently found that the 4e DMG advises GMs not to use monsters that are more than 4 levels below, or 7 levels above the party level, implying that a level 8 monster would be appropriate for...

Mon, 9/1/2014 - 3:17pm Forum Thread

Close enough

I'm running a play-by-post game on Myth Weavers (http://www.myth-weavers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=30929). "Yes, and..." is in full effect, at least from me, and we're not using a map, partly because...

Fri, 8/29/2014 - 1:40pm Group Forum Thread

My Stock Statement

I post something like the following in play-by-post games I run:


I use and encourage a "Yes, and..." approach to the games I play. I'll try to lay it out here. Please ask...

Wed, 8/27/2014 - 10:22am Group Forum Thread

Questions in Combat

What is the most common question your players ask during combat?


What question or kind of question in combat takes the longest to resolve at your table?



Mon, 6/23/2014 - 10:34pm Forum Thread

How do you judge GM fairness?

I posted this in "What's a Player to Do?" but that forum doesn't get much traffic so I thought I'd post it here, too. I'd rather this didn't devolve into what you think of these players or what...

Thu, 6/5/2014 - 5:50pm Forum Thread

Utility for All

What if every power in 4th Edition had explicit uses for both in-combat and out?


Some attack powers are easy to apply out-of-combat, as long as they don't require attacking a...

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 9:21pm Forum Thread

What's the Official Word?

What do any of the DMGs advise about the following:


Talking to players prior to a game.


Adjusting the game during or between sessions.



Sat, 11/2/2013 - 6:10am Forum Thread

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