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Pathfinder, D&D, M&M, C&C - Old School Gamer!
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I'm new to town and interested in meeting with several gaming groups. I'm interested in Pathfinder, D&D, Mutants & Masterminds, Castles & Crusades, Savage Worlds, and many others. I have 30+ years experience as a gamer and I enjoy Game Mastering and also being a player...
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Bristol, VA
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Virginia
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I am interested in starting a campaign, so long as the group members are friendly and mature... I'm not interested in hanging-out with kids...
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Town:
Bristol
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Virginia
Country:
USA
Game Details:
I am interested in starting a campaign, so long as the group members are friendly and mature... I'm not interested in hanging-out with kids...
More information:
email me!

Saturday, 25th May, 2019


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Monday, 20th May, 2019

  • 07:33 AM - Abstruse quoted Dr. Bull in post The Final Announcement from The Descent Live Stream: Eberron Hardcover
    But please don't misuse the term "legitimate grievance" as a term in this discussion. A legitimate grievance would be something like liability for "severe bodily injury," "malpractice," or "sexual harassment". Or fraud. Or deceptive advertising. For example, spending $20 on a PDF you were told would continue to be updated only to later be told you'd have to spend $50-60 for a hardcover book...
  • 07:09 AM - Abstruse quoted Dr. Bull in post The Final Announcement from The Descent Live Stream: Eberron Hardcover
    There are a lot of people posting opinions about this topic. I am not interested in their opinions. I think this will be a good book. I will buy this book. - Dr. Bull Good for you. This is a comments section. It is a place for people to express their opinions within the bounds of the rules of the site. Regardless of my personal issues, I hope this book is successful and many people buy it. People buying books means the companies have more money and can produce more books, one of which may be more to my personal tastes. However, I also don't look down on people who have legitimate grievances with the business practices involved in creating said book. I hope you don't either.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019

  • 11:46 AM - Morrus quoted Dr. Bull in post Epic Monsters: Fenrir (5E)
    I REALLY don't want to be the fly in the ointment here, but... Wasn't this nefarious apocalyptic adversary known as "Fenris Wolf" instead of "Fenrir Wolf"? I would appreciate education on this subject... Teach me! I'm pretty sure that it's a problem in translation? Scandinavian languages are not easily translated. - Dr. Bull https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenrir

Sunday, 14th April, 2019

  • 02:48 AM - Von Ether quoted Dr. Bull in post A Guide to RPG Freelance Rates: Part 1 (Writing and Editing)
    Can I make a request of all of the freelance writers out there? Can you please make sure that you have studied how to write BEFORE you publish? Take a few composition classes at the local community college, for goodness sake! Grammar is important. Clarity is important. I've seen some amazing work from new writers (especially on GM's Guild), but I have also seen some terrible writing. Many products need a professional editor. I've also seen products that are ridiculously repetitive or overly verbose. Some writers use 2-3 pages of disorganized text to describe something that could be summarized by a single, well-written paragraph. I haven't purchased anything from the DM's Guild for a long time because the quality is inconsistent. - Dr. Bull Hence why the Adept program was born.

Saturday, 6th April, 2019

  • 09:56 PM - Morrus quoted Dr. Bull in post A Guide to RPG Freelance Rates: Part 1 (Writing and Editing)
    I've really enjoyed reading WOIN! Thank you. That’s very kind. :)
  • 08:26 PM - Morrus quoted Dr. Bull in post A Guide to RPG Freelance Rates: Part 1 (Writing and Editing)
    Can I make a request of all of the freelance writers out there? Can you please make sure that you have studied how to write BEFORE you publish? Take a few composition classes at the local community college, for goodness sake! Grammar is important. Clarity is important. I've seen some amazing work from new writers (especially on GM's Guild), but I have also seen some terrible writing. Many products need a professional editor. I've also seen products that are ridiculously repetitive or overly verbose. Some writers use 2-3 pages of disorganized text to describe something that could be summarized by a single paragraph. I haven't purchased anything from the DM's Guild for a long time because the quality is inconsistent. - Dr. Bull You’re talking about self-publishers, not freelance writers. The latter write under a contract for a company and their manuscript is commissioned, edited, and published by that company. Self-publishers doesn’t get paid a word rate .

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019

  • 02:11 PM - AriochQ quoted Dr. Bull in post Comic-book Author Jim Zub On D&D's Surge In Recent Years
    (However, I wish that Halflings had larger feet in the player's handbook... Is it just me?) - Dr. Bull Halfling feet? Gnome noses need to be three times their current size! One thought while reading the first half of his list, most of those items haven't changed in 40 years! They are what attracted me to D&D. I think the entire list is spot on. It is a great time for the hobby.
  • 08:33 AM - Demetrios1453 quoted Dr. Bull in post Comic-book Author Jim Zub On D&D's Surge In Recent Years
    Excellent cultural analysis. 'Nuff said! 5th edition and Jim Zub both "nailed it". Right place. Right time. Good system. Good audience. Good marketing... All in all, a perfect storm of culture and genius. 5e is now (and will remain) the gold standard rpg for a LONG time. (However, I wish that Halflings had larger feet in the player's handbook... Is it just me?) - Dr. Bull I think we'll take "nailed it other than illustrations of halflings". With such an excellent success rate, something statistically had to be a miss, and "poor hafling art" is a better miss than many of the alternatives! :D

Friday, 22nd February, 2019

  • 05:49 AM - FrogReaver quoted Dr. Bull in post Here Are The Most Popular D&D Feats (War Caster Leads The Pack!)
    In D&D and in the real world, getting surprised by an enemy is one of the worst things that can happen. Imagine the difference between getting caught asleep in your bedroll vs. having your shield up and your weapon drawn... As a regular practice, all of my characters have proficiency in perception. Observant is a great feat to enhance it. In my opinion, adding perception to the fighter's proficiency list was a great improvement in 5e. It is one of the most important aspects of being a soldier. Previous editions of D&D ignored the fact that guards (also known as soldiers, fighters, security forces, city watchmen/women, etc.) are the only class who are regularly assigned "guard duty" or who serve as "sentries". It's part of the job description! If the castle guards aren't paying attention... Who IS? Getting caught with your pants down = Devastating! Getting caught with your pants up = Life Saving! - Dr. Bull Maybe. But you're not typically the only one looking for danger. When the whole party is doing a task it diminishes the need for any single party member to be proficient in it. Don't get me wrong, someone should be proficient in it, but in my experience nearly everyone in the party takes it and at that point not taking it and taking anything else instead feels more useful.

Monday, 21st January, 2019


Friday, 31st August, 2018

  • 03:32 PM - jimmifett quoted Dr. Bull in post There's A New Edition of Savage Worlds Coming!
    Update for jimmifett: Just so you know, I ordered a copy of Genesys (because you inspired me). If I have to wait for the new Savage Worlds, I need something to read until it gets released! You should be happy with it. The only complaint i've ever heard is the dice, and 2 minutes of rolling and you'll have it figured out for life. Like savage worlds, you can build characters and npcs on the fly super fast, and adapt to any kind of setting. I've got a GI Joe setting, Naruto, Transformers, fantasy, and working on a DC supers setting.

Wednesday, 1st August, 2018

  • 06:27 PM - Superchunk77 quoted Dr. Bull in post Fantasy Grounds Usage Stats Confirms D&D #1, Followed by Pathfinder, Savage Worlds
    I'm a big fan of 3.5, Pathfinder, and 5.0, but I am most happy to see that Savage Worlds is going strong. It's a great game for almost any genre. The character generation and the play mechanics work well in modern, fantasy, sci-fi, and other settings. I ran a 3-session zombie apocalypse game in June and the SW engine was fast and smooth. My large group (6 players) didn't argue about the rules once! Also happy to see Savage Worlds going strong! Love that game system. It's soooooooo easy to model any campaign setting using a few Savage Worlds rules plus the core book.

Sunday, 15th July, 2018

  • 05:40 PM - Morrus quoted Dr. Bull in post Pathfinder 2 Character Sheet #1: Fumbus, Goblin Alchemist
    - BTW: I was playing DND before you were born. Please respect your elders. This seems improbable. Also, please respect your fellow posters.
  • 05:20 PM - thompur quoted Dr. Bull in post Pathfinder 2 Character Sheet #1: Fumbus, Goblin Alchemist
    Howdy Folks! Here's my two cents of opinion... Wayne Reynold is on par with Erol Otis, as far as I am concerned. His art is evocative and well crafted. His art instills a sense of adventure within me. I want to thank him for his amazing contribution to my favorite hobby. - Dr. Bull - BTW: I was playing DND before you were born. Please respect your elders. You were playing DND in 1962? What did "DND" stand for back then?

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