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Remodeling the gaming room

I decided to spend some of my spring break holidays (I’m off work for two weeks every spring), cleaning, upgrading, and remodeling my game room. Over the past few years I’ve been slowly and incrementally upgrading the basement which serves as my gaming cave, adding book shelves, lights, etc. This year I decided to replace the miniatures gaming table I built …

My 2011 Gaming Resolutions

I’m a few days late since I was on vacation through the holidays, but better late than never. Here are my 2011 game-related resolutions: Continuing playing RPGs on a weekly basis – we get to play nearly every Sunday now, up from once per month just a couple years ago, and I’d like to keep that going so …

Dealing with Problem Players

One of the things which has been on my mind recently is the issue of dealing with problem players. My weekend group has recently shrunk in size due to a lack of shared vision leading to a horrible rift in the group. What follows is a collection of my thoughts on the issue. The events at my gaming table have left me …

Get your free copy of Retrospect RPG

My entry for RPG Geek’s 24-Hour RPG contest is now available for free download . In case you’re not familiar with the idea, the contest required participants to write a complete RPG from concept to final product in 24 hours or less. I spent about 18 hours on Retrospect , including several hours taking public domain photographs and turning them in to art for the final PDF.

Is WotC ever going to update the DDi Adventure Tools?

It’s now been over a year and the DDi Adventure Tools continues to be going nowhere. The Monster Builder is still a beta version and, as far as I can tell, has seen no added features in a long, long time. As it stands now, it’s not even particularly useful it’s a pain-in-the-ass just to export monsters from…

PDF to Print: Economically

A while back I posted about my collection of RPG pdfs and how I’ve started turning them in to books. Here’s how I do it, affordably. Paper Size The majority of games and supplements produced are set up to print on standard Letter-sized paper (8.5″ x 11″). If you’re in Europe (like me), you’ll likely…

What I learned from Prince of Persia

I just got back from watching The Prince of Persia and had a couple of minutes so I figured I’d post some thoughts I had on the movie. First, the movie: ┬áIt stinks . Okay, that’s painting it with a broad brush so let me be more specific and even do it in a spoiler-free manner. The plot is incredibly thin, borders on being dumb …