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SanguinousRex's Bio

My name is Sanguinous Rex, Dread Lord of Pax [aka Pax Gaming]. I have been an avid MMORPG player for well over a decade. Before that (in high school & college) I played tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, etc. but always found myself in the role of Dungeon Master/Game Master.


After an almost decade-long tabletop RPG drought I joined a serious 4th Edition D&D campaign. I was finally playing a character as opposed to being the Dungeon Master which was awesome. But a side effect of playing D&D was that it began to whet my appetite to DM again.


The D&D game stopped due to DM burn out (an easy thing to happen in 4th Edition, trust me. 3+ hour battles can really get under your skin). After that I launched my OWN game of Dungeons & Dragons. This was during the Gary Gygax Memorial Fund Drive and the relaunch of 1st Edition D&D so I decided to run the game under 1st Edition rules!

I know there is a BIG divide between players (and even designers) who love/hate 1st edition, for a whole gamut of reasons including THAC0. But let me tell you, I love me some THAC0. Love it, love it, love it. Nothing comes more natural to my brain then THAC0 – I can explain THAC0 in my sleep.

The campaign was an online game and lasted for 3 months, one session a week. Two long missions were completed and my game world was being fleshed out but the players just weren’t feeling 1st Edition like I was and the game came to a halt after the 2nd mission. The players went off to play Pathfinder and my world building came to a screeching halt.


My tabletop crew has gotten back together again. Our Dungeon Master is back from burnout and decided to run a Pathfinder campaign. Everyone seems to like D&D 3.75. We just started playing again and so far it has been a blast (as a Level 1 Sorcerer I don’t have too much I can do but I DID drop a Dolphin on someone’s head).

We’re doing Pathfinder every other week. The week we aren’t playing Pathfinder we’re playing the D&D Adventure Game System. We just started that as well and are currently on the first box set, Castle Ravenloft. The system uses D&D 4th Edition rules (stripped down) but guess what? They work in a tabletop board game format!

During this time period, I have returned to my world building. This time, I will be designing the game with 5th Edition “DND Next” in mind. I can’t wait for 5th Edition to come out next year!

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Friends' Activities
Tanarus updated the wiki page Swamp of Khal'tur in the campaign Trail of the Broken Spear
Tanarus created the wiki page Loot in the campaign Mason Wars in the Stars
Kardiak updated the character G Ranzak in the campaign Starfinder Stable
Kardiak updated the character G Grubsnot in the campaign Starfinder Stable
Kardiak updated the character G Grubsnot in the campaign Starfinder Stable