• The Nth Level Of Abstraction

    During the last week, the RPG Bloggers Network brought an interesting post to my attention: “Discussion: Time Gaps” at Reality Refracted . This got me to thinking about the hierarchy of abstraction, and how often we...

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  • Building better characters

    One of the most important steps when starting a new game is creating characters. If you are interested in the full roleplaying experience, creating your character is much more complex than just “picking a guy”. Even...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • RPG Blogging 101: Writing posts

    Writing posts is actually the hardest part of running any blog. Everything else up to this point was mostly theoretical or technical stuff, but now we come to what really makes a blog. A nice theme...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • RPG Blogging 101: Let’s start at the beginning

    So you want to start blogging about tabletop RPGs? Alas that’s easier said than done. Especially in the beginning you have to make a lot of decisions that will shape the future of your blogging career....

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • RPG Blogging 101: Primer

    For some time I have been pondering whether I should write a series of blog posts about my second favorite hobby: blogging about RPGs. I asked around on Twitter and the #stargazersworld IRC channel and I...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Campaign Primer Ideas! Part 1

    Fellow poster, and all around nice guy, Shinobicow (who also has a really cool nick, but I digress) wrote an excellent series of posts on World Building that he shared here on the blog. They are...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • My homework for you today: try out a new game

    Ok, you don’t have to do it today, but if you try out a new roleplaying game in the next six month at least, I would be very pleased. As most of you probably already know...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Minigames in roleplaying games

    Recently I have started playing Sid Meier’s Pirates! again. Pirates! is a single-player, open world game set into the Caribbean during the late 16th and early to late 17th century. You play a ship captain working...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • A font by any other name…

    I don’t know about you, but I love collecting them. Ever since I got my first word processor I cherished the possibility of changing the font depending on the purpose of the document I was writing....

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Aspects of War

    Whether the Player Characters in your campaign stand for good or battle for evil, one thing will always be true. The ability to tell a story of war to your PCs. This is a very important...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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