- Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Playtest overview.Posted 222 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 941 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 955 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 962 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 997 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 1011 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 1018 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 1032 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 1039 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 1046 days ago
Blog Carnival Wrap-Up – What Inspires Your Games?
Thanks to all the bloggers and commentators who participated in June’s carnival about what non-game media have most inspired your games and how . I was surprised by the variety of answers. I think there’s an...
- Posted 1050 days ago