- Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Playtest overview.Posted 228 days ago
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...
- Posted 989 days ago
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...
- Posted 996 days ago
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 999 days ago
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...
- Posted 1003 days ago
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...
- Posted 1006 days ago
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 1007 days ago
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...
- Posted 1013 days ago
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...
- Posted 1017 days ago
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 1020 days ago
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...
- Posted 1024 days ago