- Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Playtest overview.Posted 224 days ago
The Mind’s Eye: Examining Psionics, Part 1 of 5
Lately I’ve been thinking about Telepathy quite a lot. I know that a psionic character will be joining the team in the next phase of my Zenith-3 superhero campaign, and I want to have the a...
- Posted 964 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 992 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 1013 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 1020 days ago
Pulling That Lever: The Selection Of Leaders In RPG Societies
Nobles from ancient Mede Okay, so for the first time since we started this online magazine/blog, one of us has missed getting a post up. Johnn struck problems with his planned post at the last possible...
- Posted 1027 days ago
Ask The GMs: Rubbing Two Dry Words Together
Why have different languages in an RPG? How can they be used to enhance a story? And what’s wrong with Universal Translators, anyway? I have a question about using languages in fantasy RPGs. There are numerous...
- Posted 1041 days ago
The Critical Threshold: A brief debate on the Merits of Extreme Results
This is not the post that I expected to make this week. I simply ran out of time and could not finish either the article I had intended to post this week or...
- Posted 1076 days ago
It’s Not Like Shooting Sushi In A Barrel: A Personalised Productivity Focus For Game Prep
While watching the special features from Numb3rs season 3 on DVD, I got to thinking about one of the phenomena of TV shows – that some episodes you really like, and some you don’t, and some...
- Posted 1090 days ago