- Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Playtest overview.Posted 229 days ago
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...
- Posted 758 days ago
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 759 days ago
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 767 days ago
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 769 days ago
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 774 days ago
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 776 days ago
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 779 days ago
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 782 days ago
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 787 days ago
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 788 days ago