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About me

Hello to anyone reading this. My name is Goatnik, and I'm looking to be your next Dungeon Master. I've only been playing Dungeons & Dragons for about 8 years now, but I feel I have a very solid understanding of how the game works, both on the table and for the players. My main experience is with 5E, but I have also played and run games in 3.5 and Pathfinder. It may sound a bit cliche, but my main goal with being a DM is to provide a fun and enjoyable game that any player can enjoy. While I am not opposed to WotC's modules, I prefer to modify them in interesting ways or just a full-blown homebrew campaign. One of my favorite examples of this is my Curse of Strahd rewrite. Rather than how it is written in the book, I opted to place Barovia and all it's supernatural goodness into the state of West Virginia in the year 1999. This gave the module a Goosebumps/Stranger Things-esque feeling to it, allowing my players to still be fantastical heroes while subverting the standard tabletop tropes by having them use football equipment and average household tools as weapons. To this day it is my favorite module re-skin I've ever done, and I'm definitely interested in doing more like it. If you are interested in having me as your DM, feel free to send me a message at any time. I'm always willing to meet new people and talk about new games. Talk to you soon!

GM style

D&D is all about balance. You need good characters to make the action feel earned, and you need good action to give the characters and world a sense of depth. Additionally, rules are important to the game, but are not iron-clad. I strive to excel in all fields, to provide an open feeling where all my players are free to roleplay as they wish, while also providing visceral and life-threatening combat. I strive to create a game that uses the framework of any system I'm using, but allows for maneuverability in terms of player enjoyment and dynamics. I use Roll20 as my online tabletop platform, and I use VoiceMod to simulate different voices for various creatures and people.

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