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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington. 1,106 posts (1,667 including aliases). 4 reviews. 4 lists. 2 wishlists. 33 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.

Full Name

Mike Bramnik




Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 3) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3







Special Abilities

Finding unintentional puns: 3+Wis/day. / Smite Creationist: 1+Int/day


Lawful Good with Lawful Evil tendancies (according to my players)




English and Bad English (plus a very genuine Russian accent and an almost-passable Irish brogue)


3 parts GM, 1 part PC

About CanisDirus

The Gentleman Geologist Game Master:
"Thrust Fault, Mass Wasting, Rocks Fall, Everybody Dies...and then your bodies wind up in a Subduction zone, just to add insult to injury."

Hi, I'm Mike Bramnik aka Dire (or Canis Dirus), Venture Captain for the Bloomington Indiana area as part of Pathfinder Society Organized Play. I'm currently in the PhD program at Indiana University in Bloomington in the field of military geoscience, and you can find me every Monday (and some Saturdays) at The Common Room helping new players build characters and get familiar with the world of Golarion, or running games.

Feel free to drop me a line if there's anything I can help you with, or if you just want to hang out and talk!


“Something Vimes had learned as a young guard drifted up from memory. If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you entirely at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to know you're going to die. So they'll talk. They'll gloat.

They'll watch you squirm. They'll put off the moment of murder like another man will put off a good cigar.

So hope like hell your captor is an evil man. A good man will kill you with hardly a word.”

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