Book Review: Filling the empty chair by Johnn Four (RoleplayingTips.com)

When you’re in school, it’s easy to find gamers. I remember playing with people in junior high and high school, in college and even immediately after college. But at some point it starts to get difficult. People have jobs and families and other commitments that don’t let them game as often as they’d like. Or maybe . . . → Read More: Book Review: Filling the empty chair by Johnn Four (RoleplayingTips.com)

RPG Blog Carnival: Teaching the Game…

In 1982, when I was just starting the 7th grade, I met up with a group of people who were playing Dungeons and Dragons. We played a lot over the next few years. And there were few boundaries. We took on Tiamat, the Queen of Dragons, and killed her just to take her loot. Yes,…

Dungeon Dressing – What’s a dungeon anyway?

When you see the term “Dungeon” – what comes to mind? I typically think of a few different things… The great TSR gaming magazine published for from 1986 to 2007. A board game published in 1975 by TSR to simulate some aspects of Dungeons & Dragons. A place where people were imprisoned or tortured. A…

Player-Character Bonds… How do YOU find an emotional bond with your character?

Funny little story… This past weekend, the gaming group I’ve been playing with decided it was time to put the sandbox campaign we’d been playing on hold and start something new in November. At the heart of the decision was the fact that the campaign just never “clicked” for everybody involved (two players and the…

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