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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 9 Season Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington. 1,165 posts (1,736 including aliases). 6 reviews. 4 lists. 2 wishlists. 36 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 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 here or in email if there's anything I can help you with, or if you just want to hang out and talk!


"It's astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself into, if one works at it. And astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself out of, if one simply assumes that everything will, somehow or other, work out for the best."

"The godly tongue distills honey, mankind's tether of amber and gold.
This is my verdict. For neither are kingdoms conquered by iron,
Nor dies the mighty by the spear.

Men are felled by what they fail to believe in."

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