• Let’s Have A Good Clean Fight…

    I’ve written on this topic before, but only as part of a larger subject. But I recently had occasion to expand the EL-CR chart that I created for my own use, and decided to share it...

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  • The Anatomy Of Evil: What Makes a Good Villain?

    I’ve been watching some of my old Stargate: SG1 episodes during the last week, and (as often happens) some of the commentary (in the season 9 extras) sparked an interesting question. The discussion was about the...

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  • iPad App Review: RPG Cartographer

    Like growing your own food, creating your own maps is rewarding I took the picture to the right last night just before we ate them. They came from the first garden I’ve had in about a...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • A Picture Should Be Worth 1,000 Words

    How good are you at doing two things at once, both of which require concentration? That’s what I thought! Few people are. And yet, we GMs often seem to expect our players to be able to...

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  • Ask The GMs: How to survive political games with paranoia and intrigue

    Lilith Laing asks the GMs: “Recently I started playing in a Vampire: The Masquerade Old WOD game. Even after one session, it is probably the best game I have ever played in (or even run), but...

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  • Oops…

    Just a quick post to apologise to anyone affected by a breakdown in our RSS feed systems last week, which were the result of problems outside our control – one of our service providers upgraded their...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • I’ve Been Framed

    Curse of the Crimson Throne Pathfinder dice Q-Workshop sent me some lovely Pathfinder Curse of the Crimson Throne dice. These dice are beautiful and they made me think of politics, which then made me think about...

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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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  • Action Trumps Description

    Wise words for game masters. Authors are advised to always show, never tell. So too it is with gameplay, where more fun comes from playing things out than listening to a GM drone on. Next time...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • A Monkey Wrench In The Deus-Ex-Machina: Limiting Divine Power

    This article deals in subjects that are sensitive issues to a lot of people. Everything contained within is written from a roleplaying context and no judgements are intended regarding the validity of any individual perspective on...

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