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Robert Fisher
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Attended Winship Elementary
Lives in Round Rock, TX
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Role is an iOS app (Android version “coming soon”) designed to aid in the playing of a traditional role-playing game. The app is based on its own system. You can download a copy of it off their web site, and you could easily play it without the app. You can...
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If your only criterion for changing a typeface is that you like the way it looks, then don’t. There are technical reasons for choosing a typeface based on how it is being used. If you don’t know those reasons, then chances are your choice will be worse than whatever the default was.

(Although default fonts are often bad, but still the odds aren’t in your favor.)
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Very interesting thanks +Robert Fisher Gil Sans & Calisto
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My classic D&D armor
I came up with some different rules for armor in classic D&D. Rather than trying to get the tables to look nice on the blog, I just went ahead and added it to the web site: “ Vaguely historical armor ” I had chosen to go more abstract with weapons . I had s...
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For anyone who looked at it earlier, I edited it a bit. I split it into one table for the “package deals” that keeps it simple and a second table for individual pieces for when you want the details.
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Back in 1990 or so, I got my first Internet account. One of the first things I did was read an article about netiquette. Today, I have to laugh whenever someone lectures me online about civility when they obviously are guessing at what good online behavior is rather than taking the time to learn the lessons of those who came before them.
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This was my first exposure to the concept years ago.

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/posting
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Signed up for a new web/e-mail hosting service and got everything set up. But my registrar’s web page for pointing my domain to the new host is giving an error. Ticket open; waiting for response. Unfortunately only a limited number of registrars handle the CX top-level domain. (sigh)
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For some reason, Google’s auto-sharing of Blogger posts to G+ doesn’t work with scheduled posts. Hootsuite can do it, but only for G+ Pages. IFTTT has a recipe that claims to do it, but it requires a Buffer account.
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I noticed that myself a while ago. I just manually post the links in the morning (or whenever I get back to the computer). It is tres annoying.
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Recommend to me a comic that does not feature the same old superheroes or adaptions from other media. (It does not have to be a superhero comic.)
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let us know how it goes!
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Merry Christmas
If there is no year zero , was Jesus born in 1 BC or AD 1? The answer is neither since Dennis the Short messed things up. Of course, it doesn’t matter that Jesus wasn’t born on 25 December 0. It doesn’t really matter whether He was wholly man or wholly God ...
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We are celebrating at church today because we are ahead of you here in New Zealand. Merry Christmas!
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My characters encountered a rust monster. The guy with the heaviest armor strode forward (as his character didn’t know what a rust monster was). Due to his very good AC, the rust monster never hit. The PCs still don’t know what it would’ve done if it hit.

On the one hand, I’d hate to not give the PC the benefit of his AC. On the other hand, the thing that makes a rust monster interesting is that it is suppose to require different tactics than usual, and it doesn’t do that if it doesn’t hit.

You could rule that weapons hitting the rust monster also rust. Although the B/X description says that only things hit by the antennae rust. Or at least give it a chance to hit the antennae. But that still doesn’t feel like it has the effect intended.

3e had “touch AC” which ignored armor. I am generally not found of the idea, but it seems like it might be appropriate here.

Thoughts? Does anyone treat rust monsters differently than the book description?
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Thanks for all the replies!

+Francois Beauchemin That is the direction My thoughts were headed in. Essentially “attacks ignore metal armor” as a special ability of the monster. Fits how such special cases are usually tied to a monster in B/X rather than being generalized. (And I’m not convinced the generalized touch AC is such a good thing.) Plus it mostly avoids the need for touch AC for monsters. You’d need to make a ruling for—e.g.—iron golem v. rust monster. And we’re all use to rejigging AC for humanoids in armor. But most cases are a non-issue.

+Nick Peterson Adding in such additional special rules for attacks against the rust monster makes it even more interesting.

I think that rust monster might have a mate they might now encounter...
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Good news about fisher.cx. The registrar finally fixed their problem, so now the domain is pointing to my new web/mail host. E-mail seems to be working fine. The web site is working too, but I haven’t uploaded the content yet.

I found another registrar that handles the CX TLD. Wondering if I should switch...they might not be any better.
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So, e-mail and web site are working again...but it isn’t because things are switched to the new hosting. The old hosting service is back up, but no news on what is up with it. Rumors are that it might not last. Still haven’t heard a peep from the registrar about the problem on their side.
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It looks like my web/e-mail hosting service may be defunct. So nothing under fisher.cx will work until I get it transferred somewhere else.
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C, C++, Scheme, Javascript, and more
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  • Hewlett-Packard
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  • Tippingpoint
    Senior Software Developer, present
  • Apple
  • Renegade/Futurecode/ModelOffice
  • ibooks.com
  • Synergistic Solutions Technologies
  • 3Com
    Senior Software Developer
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Round Rock, TX
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Spring, TX - Pflugerville, TX - Austin, TX
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I actually find G+ worse than Facebook. I’m mostly here for the RPG-talk that happens here.
Introduction
Father, Jesus geek, guitar geek, pen & paper role-playing game geek, Latin language geek, and (professional) computer programming geek.
Education
  • Winship Elementary
    1974 - 1976
  • Jenkins Elementary
    1976 - 1980
  • Hirsch Elementary
    1978 - 1979
  • Dueitt Middle
    1980 - 1983
  • Spring High
    1983 - 1987
  • North Harris County College
  • Austin Community College
  • Univesity of Texas
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Playing D&D With Porn Stars: Quick 5e Character Generation Reference...
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I can't be the only one who wished, during character creation, these were all in one place for reference. So here you go, in the approximate

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It turns out that if you simply think "hey, there's a village of people here, maybe we can talk to them and figure out what's been going on"

Guy's Longsword Book
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The long-awaited second longsword book by Guy Windsor, a training manual for medieval Italian longsword, in the style of Fiore dei Liberi.

Hack & Slash: On Heroism
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You are not rewarded for heroism in Dungeons & Dragons. That is, unfortunately, what makes the act heroic. How many stories have ever been t

Roll Apex: A Core Mechanic
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This post is about simplifying game mechanics, and to really understand it you need to be familiar with Delta's seminal post, What is the Be

B/X BLACKRAZOR: Land of Ice (Introduction)
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Land of Ice (Introduction). If the gods are finally helpless before evil, men and women must be more so. The heroes and heroines of the earl

The Fifth Fret: PBS and Arthur
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PBS and Arthur. PBS, Arthur, And Guitar Lessons. By Pappy. I've always been suspicious of shows and channels that exist based on governm

Chess Review
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Delta's D&D Hotspot. Math, history, and design of old-school D&D. Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Chess Review. A delightful review of the game of

Hack & Slash: On Questions Answered, Pride
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Some questions were asked recently, and I cannot think of anything more boring and trite then just posting the answers on my blog. Seriously

My daughter had never shown interest in martial arts until the PMA Round Rock staff did a presentation at her school. They really impressed her. She’s been enrolled for about seven months now, and she loves it. No matter how bad a day she might have had, as soon as she steps on the mats at PMA, she’s smiling. The entire PMA Round Rock staff is so good at not only teaching the kids self-defense, martial arts, and fitness; but also perseverance, self-confidence, self-discipline, honesty, courtesy, and more. All while encouraging them and keeping the kids (and parents) having fun and laughing. They not only keep the kids accountable for their martial arts training, but also for their behavior and performance at home and at school. I’m very glad they came to my daughter’s school that day, because she is getting so much out of it.
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