• It’s Reality, Jim, but not As We Know It: St Barbara

    Two of the most important skills that I added to the Hero System when I was writing my House Rules for my Champions campaign were Paranormal Physics and Paranormal Biology . The first explains how powers...

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  • Clang! Crash! Pow! Game Mastering The Pulp Genre

    If all has gone according to plan, you are now looking at the final part of what’s been a massive series on the Pulp Genre. This article is mostly afterthoughts and GM advice that I’ve culled...

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  • Wham! Clang! Kapow! Character Conventions In Pulp

    The Story So Far… This article is being co-written by Blair Ramage, with whom I co-referee a Pulp Hero campaign. Although it started as a single item, it has grew so substantially that it became necessary...

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  • City Government Power Bases – Law and Affiliation (plus NBOS software giveaway)

    What forces govern your city? In the introduction last week I covered the goal of this series, which is to use the idea of power bases – where do fantasy governments, government officials and factions get...

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  • City Government Power Bases – Overview

    What forces govern your city? The topic of city government causes GMs big yawns. Other than picking a government type, you find it a difficult city element to make interesting for game sessions, adventures and city...

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  • We All Have Our Roles To Play: Personality Archetypes, Part 3

    The Premise Archetypes for RPGs are usually defined either by the psychology of the character or the abilities of the character, but other classifications systems are possible. These can yield a different perspective, which can be...

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  • Lessons From The West Wing II: The Psychology Of Maps

    Credit: Eurobas at en.wikipedia It’s time for another of my occasional Lessons From The West Wing . This draws heavily on concepts put forward in a single episode, Episode 16 of Season 2, “Somebody’s Going To...

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  • Eureka! – Some inspiring notions

    There is a cooking show in Australia (it actually started in the UK, and a US version was recently announced) called Masterchef Australia. The goal of the series is to identify and winnow through the best...

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  • Like Sand through the Klein Bottle: Time Travel in RPGs, Part 3

    Hopefully, this will wrap up the article on Time Travel! Part 1 looked at the problems of Time Travel in RPGs, and reached the conclusion that the GM had to have some understanding of the nature...

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  • A Journey Of 1,000 Years: Time Travel in RPGs, Part 2

    .| Spiral |. by Clix The first part of this article looked at two simplistic solutions to the question of how to handle time travel in RPGs, and found that as they stood, neither was satisfactory....

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