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I’m a gamer geek, and I’m proud of it.

I played my first role-playing game when I was nine, and was instantly hooked. In the 35+ years since then, I’ve played many different systems, including every version of Dungeons & Dragons, most Palladium system games, Shadowrun, Paranoia, Vampire: The Masquerade, and Werewolf: The Apocalypse. No matter what I played, though, I always came back to good ol’ Dungeons & Dragons. That all changed, however, when the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game was released. I can’t describe how excited I am by an update of the Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition rules, instead of the completely unnecessary rewrite and dumbing-down of 4th Edition. Farewell D&D, I’m afraid we’ve grown too far apart to have any chance to reconcile this relationship.

I’ve also GMed most of these systems. My personal favourite campaigns have been Dragonlance: Age of Mortals, Planescape, and Robotech (and hey, who doesn’t like a campaign where you get to stomp around in 50-foot tall walking engines of mass destruction and blow shit up?).

And if you’re reading this and seriously considering sending me a message about how role-playing games are evil and how by playing them I’m promising my immortal soul to Satan, please go ahead and do so. I love having emails to make fun of with my fellow players.

Anyways, use the “RPG Stuff” menu on the right to navigate through the various role-playing-related articles.

Fell

Long ago, there was a deity known as Aoskar who was the god of doors and portals. This made him popular amongst planewalkers, whose lives and livelihood depends on the passages between the planes. He eventually become so popular (and hence so powerful) that he began to threaten The Lady’s rule over Sigil. While her control over the City of Doors remained absolute, planewalkers would whisper prayers to Aoskar as they passed through portals in and out of Sigil – portals that were created and destroyed at the whim of The Lady of Pain. But she made no move against Aoskar, until one day one of her own servants left her to join Aoskar. When one of her dabus took the robes of Aoskar’s clergy, it was the final straw. The Lady’s retribution was swift, terrible, and complete. Aoskar’s temple was razed – it is now known as the Shattered Temple, headquarters of the Athar. All of his clergy in Sigil were flayed alive. She once again asserted her complete dominance of Sigil by killing Aoskar before casting his dead body out of Sigil to the Astral Plane and instituting her command that no deity ever be allowed within the confines of the city again. As for the traitorous servant – she had a special punishment in mind.

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