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Dan Roth
Works at Linn-Benton Community College
Attends Oregon State University
Lives in Corvallis, OR
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So, what are you pairing with Thanksgiving dinner?
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When a beer is described as "American," I expect it to be either too watery or too hoppy. This is neither!
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Yeah, I even like they're IPA (and I don't usually go for IPA's). Alaskan is quickly rising to the top of my list
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Anyone here in the Willamette Valley of Oregon?

The people I game with really have a different play style than mine. They're very much D&D-type players (and one guy is a total min-maxer.) I don't hold this against them, but gaming with them really isn't...satisfying.
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Thanks for replying, folks. And sorry I haven't gotten in touch with you, +Todd Slanga.

Once the term got started, I've been swamped with work (teaching, courses and research), so I don't really have time for anything right now! Next term may be a bit lighter, but we'll have to wait and see.
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Savage worlds setting for a black-ops type game. Are there any that anyone knows about?
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ok, that looks like what i'll need. if i do supers, i'd have them do stuff like moderate strength enhancement and other things that are more mundane than super

excellent. i'll have to remember this for the next time i start a savage worlds game, i'm really just making sure i don't have to go grups for a spy game, or learn a new system,
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Folks, the universe is flippin' AWESOME!
 
Another freaky thing to mine for your games. Voyager has recently breached the "bubble" of gasses around our solar system. What did it encounter at the fringes of deep space? Screams. The sounds themselves aren't that creepy, except when you realize that they sound like the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes, ala Azathoth. http://ow.ly/oVQu8
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...until you realize that you--a mere human--are hearing vibrations in the material that exists between stars.
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Do you use a screen when you GM? What do you use it for?

(I realize many use the screen so they can fudge rolls. If you do, please say so, but I want this to be a conversation on the use of a screen, not the "fudge or not fudge" debate.)

I personally use one. Mostly, I like the suspense that it creates for players when they can't see my initiative card (for Savage Worlds), or what I'm rolling to hit. I also have tables that I occasionally reference, but not all too often any more.
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Rules reference. With a good screen I shouldn't have to look up anything in the book while I run.

Hiding the adventure notes, maps, NPC stats, monter HP etc.

Hiding the miniatures and dungeon tiles for the adventure.

To hold the initiative cards.

For hidden rolls (perceptions, spot, hide, etc).
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I had half of a cool idea, and I want help with the other half.

My idea: Use tarot cards for initiative. There are a couple of ways to implement this

What I want help with: What kind of campaign would this fit in? The "obvious" first thought is a Roma campaign, but I have no idea what that would be like. Thoughts on that, and anything other campaign where this would fit is welcome!
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I tried something similar: Use dominoes for initiative in lieu of playing cards. Just make sure each domino has a unique number of pips on it and you don't have to worry about conflicts. After they've taken their turn, they can flip the domino over to show that they're done. Easy peasy.
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Rich but not overpowering.
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Savage worlds setting for a black-ops type game. Are there any that anyone knows about?
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Although, AoO is not specifically lovecraftian; it is billed as the perfect cocktail of espionage and horror.  Despite rumors that they are going to crossover Realms of Cthulhu with Agents of Oblivion. The book describes way to 'dial' in your setting: no Magic? no problem.  essentially there is a great game type customization section to get the game you want.  Well thought out.
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New curse, overheard at a renfaire today: "May George R. R. Martin take interest in your player character!"
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Sounds like a joke I heard.

"George R. R. Martin walks into a bar. Everyone you love dies."
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Grad Student
Skills
Like any graduate student, I excel banging my head against the wall and crying myself to sleep
Employment
  • Linn-Benton Community College
    Part-time Physical Sciences Facult, 2013 - present
    I teach a lab section for the calculus-based intro physics sequence.
  • OSU dept. of Physics
    Teaching Assistant, 2012 - present
  • BGSU dept. of Physics and Astronomy
    Stargaze leader, 2008 - 2012
  • Adventure Unlimited
    Lodge Manager, 2009 - 2011
    Seasonal position; I worked the Christmas seasons of 2009 and 2010, and the summer camp seasons of 2010 and 2011
  • Adventure Unlimited
    Rafting Staff, 2006 - 2013
    Summer only; I worked 2006-2008 and 2013
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Corvallis, OR
Previously
Toledo, OH - Bowling Green, OH - Buena Vista, CO
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Math is beautiful, and so are you
Introduction
I'm a physics grad student at Oregon State University, and a drummer. 

I'm open to playing just about any kind of music (yes, even hip-hop and country!), but I'm really into jazz, punk (90's era) and bluegrass. When it comes to the latter, I play washboard and a side-slung snare (not at the same time, but that would be cool if I could make it work). Like any drummer worth his salt, I also have a little hand drum (a doumbek) that I can carry around to jam with pretty easily.

I'm also really into table-top games. My role-play system of choice is Savage Worlds. If you've been brought up on D&D, you should really check out Savage Worlds; your life will be changed.

I think my wife is pretty much the greatest person there is.
Bragging rights
Prevented the apocalypse. No need to thank me.
Education
  • Oregon State University
    Physics, 2012 - present
  • Bowling Green State University
    Physics, Math, Astronomy, 2007 - 2012
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Friendly, always caring I never feel pressured or "guilt-ed" into spending lots of money; this is very important to me
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Some nice scenery, good mix of open meadow and forest. I LOVE the spot down by the Marys River; perfect to hang out and do some swimming.
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