James R.

Battle Hardened DM


Pasadena, CA

Member since:

May 31, 2009

What is your RPGA/DCI number (if available, not required)?

Paizo (Pathfinder) #79392. Wizards (4E D&D) #[masked]

What is your preferred time of day to play at the meetup?

For the monthly Saturday meetup, I used to DM in the 10 AM slot and then I tried starting a game at noon for a while. For home campaigns, I prefer Saturday or Sunday not too late. Weekdays are tough for me, though I recently managed to squeeze in a game on Thursdays.

What edition/s of D&D are you currently playing or interested in playing?

After being a DM from[masked] for a 4E campaign at the Saturday meetups and a DM for 4E Encounters Seasons 1-6, I switched to Pathfinder. I started to DM a Pathfinder campaign at the Saturday meetups, but that game is on indefinite hiatus. I prefer RPGs that emphasize role playing and developing stories and characters, over focusing on tactical combat, but slaying monsters and finding treasure is still a must for me in any D&D game!

What is your preferred character classes and level of play?

I like to get dirty and play melee characters, and I had tons of fun playing an elf rogue in a Pathfinder home campaign that ended in 2014 (reached level 11). I moved out of my comfort zone and played a ranged attacker and spell caster (level 9 halfling druid) in a Pathfinder campaign at Game Empire on Thursday nights. Level matters less to me than role playing a character concept.

Do you DM as well as play?

Yes, I usually DM more than I play, and I am currently a Pathfinder DM for a home campaign. I hope to DM games for meetup players at some point in the future, either at the monthly meetup or at a weekday meetup.


I like RPGs that emphasize plot, role playing, and shared story telling, and I have been hooked on D&D and fantasy starting with Basic D&D and AD&D. I also enjoy cooperative board games and hanging out with cool and mellow people.

What James R. is saying about this Meetup Group

The Pasadena D&D Meetup is a wonderful opportunity for D&D gamers to meet each other and gather as a big group at Game Empire.

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