- Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Playtest overview.Posted 225 days ago
The Value Of Information: Examining Psionics, Part 3 of 5
This, and the two parts that preceded it, were all originally intended to be one post, and a relatively smallish article at that. The decision to incorporate material from the game rules that I had written...
- Posted 944 days ago
Neurons & Lobes: Examining Psionics, Part 2 of 5
In part 1, I explained that the imminant advent in my supers campaign of a character who is a powerful psionic has had me thinking about Telepathy quite a bit recently. I then began to excerpt...
- Posted 958 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 965 days ago
Ask The GMs: Puzzles In Your Games
William Wiese asks the GMs, “I’ve been trying to think of different ways to implement puzzles into the game and to find some that are not riddles.” Johnn’s answer: Puzzles are tricky beasts, William. And thanks...
- Posted 989 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 1000 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 1010 days ago
We All Have Our Roles To Play: A Functional Perspective on Personality Archetypes, Part 1
Everything that I’ve ever read on the subject has defined archetypes for RPGs either in terms of the psychology of the character or the abilities of the character. Filling out a team roster is often a...
- Posted 1035 days ago
Grow The Hobby With Great Game Mastering
How to tell compelling stories about your campaign to non-gamers. This month’s RPG carnival , held at Mad Brew Labs, covers the topic of growing the hobby. Topics of new player recruitment and teaching come to...
- Posted 1038 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 1042 days ago
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...
- Posted 1049 days ago