Review: Open Game Table: The Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs, Volume 1 Edited by Jonathan Jacobs

Hi all… As my contribution to the RPG Gamer Network’s Small Press Week, here’s my review of Open Game Table: The Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs, Volume 1. As a lifetime player and gamemaster of tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs), I’m constantly amazed at the amount of passion, knowledge, and depth of other members of this…

Moral and Ethical Ambiguity, Part 3 of 4 – Virtue

Ok, so we’ve chatted a bit about Morality and moral codes (back in part 2). Now let’s change our focus to Virtue and bring some pain into the equation… What is Virtue? Virtue represents the mortal drive to ease or cause pain and suffering in themselves and others. Someone’s virtue isn’t determined by how they…

Moral and Ethical Ambiguity, Part 2 of 4 – Morality

As I said in Part 1, this series deals with Morality and Virtue as we define them for the Moebius Adventures games. But as with many things, I think it goes beyond the system of rules and provides more food for thought when looking at alignment. So let’s talk a bit about Morality. Every time…

Moral and Ethical Ambiguity, Part 1 of 4 – Intro

For this month’s Blog Carnival, I thought I’d throw some different ideas out there about an alternative to the simple alignment grid… Though I understand the attraction of a simple alignment scheme for some games, I’ve always been fascinated by the gray area. Rarely will you find anyone who has a perfect moral compass. As…

Friday Links for October 16, 2009

Hi all… Once again, the RPG community presents not only creative ideas, but thought-provoking material that crosses genres and systems. I’m always impressed by the collective knowledge in the RPG blogosphere and this week was no different. Hopefully I can finish a couple of posts over the weekend about my own take on morality in…

Five (Plus One) Questions for Players to Answer for a Character

All of this discussion of finding that emotional bond with a character in a campaign brought up something I was discussing a while back with Mike (forged). There are questionnaires all over the ‘net for fleshing out a character, but that only gets you so far. I was reading an issue of SciFi Magazine a…

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