More thoughts about Typography, or the tools used to create it…

Image by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com via Flickr Long title, I know… But basically I am wondering how we might take the small things, such as the method of writing, and use that in a game. And by “method” in this case, I’m thinking of the tools used to create the work.¬†For example, were the letters painted onto…

GMing and Playing Styles… What’s yours?

Hi there… Recently I watched the new documentary Dungeon Masters that featured a GM who managed to kill his whole party simply because they were dumb enough to charge into a Sphere of Annihilation… And it got me thinking. Over my nearly 30 years of playing RPGs, I’ve encountered a variety of GMing styles. Everything…

DVD Review: The Dungeon Masters

Hey there… People who play roleplaying games sometimes get a bad wrap. We get accused of practicing witchcraft or blamed for the suicides of individuals with mental illness, when all we’re doing is getting together to pretend we’re someone else for a while and hang out. “It’s a game, people” seems to be our regular…

The Edge of Sanity…

Hey all… In my career as a gamer, at least since college, I’ve had a thing for playing insane characters. I thought I’d share some of those characters and how I dealt with their crazy behaviors. The first time it happened, my character in a Call of Cthulhu game went crazy with a Tommy Gun…

How do you make module-driven games seem less railroaded?

Hi all… Yes, it seems that nearly every time I post anything these days, it’s asking a question. But before I ask, let me provide some context… We have a very small group (currently 2 or 3 players depending on the week and a GM) playing a D&D 3.5e adventure set in one of the…

RPG Blog Carnival: NPC Show and Tell…

I’m coming late to the RPG Blog Carnival this month, but better late than never, right? Image via Wikipedia NPCs are an area where I either go very deep or very shallow. For example, a common theme I have in running a game is putting an Inn/Tavern in every town and there always happens to…

What do you look for in a game setting? Part 2

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the two short samples of life in the world of Immortals’ Wake – part 1 and part 2 – culminating in the demon trial of the merchant Evani Georgia. This world has a little bit of everything… Controversial religious-based persecution? Check. Traditional wizards and people with the ability to control raw elemental…

Starting Over…

Just like the rest of life, sometimes it’s time for a do-over. Thus begins a new chapter in the life of Moebius Adventures (MARPG) games. Image via Wikipedia Here’s the scoop. We have a streamlined system. It needs to be tested seriously. So who better to take a look at some of the mechanics than……

The CRPG mindset vs. RPGs – how do you defeat the greed?

I suspect that we’ve all had that moment while gaming when our characters finished a battle or encounter and suddenly had a whole lot of loot to determine how to divvy up and carry out. It’s a gaming staple – doesn’t seem to matter whether you’re playing in a fantasy, modern, or futuristic setting. But…

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