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Scars as Backstory

Scars as Backstory

July 30, 2015 No Comments

I’ve been watching Season 2 of True Detective (You’ll remember my love of True Detective from my posts of Rust Cohle as a Dungeon Master, as well as the two main characters in Fate Accelerated). While it’s not as good as Season 1, I’m still enjoying it. Earlier in the season, Officer Paul Woodrugh, played by Taylor […]

Card Game Review: Don’t Be That Guy

Card Game Review: Don’t Be That Guy

July 3, 2015 No Comments

There’s a brand new Kickstarter out there, and its designer, William Meyer, was kind enough to send a copy of this new game to review. Don’t Be That Guy is a casual party game, in the style of Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity. It’s best played with a group of people you know […]

Hoot Hoot: Owls as a Playable Race in D&D

Hoot Hoot: Owls as a Playable Race in D&D

June 26, 2015 No Comments

Yup, that’s what I said. Owls. When talking to Bridget about possible races she could play for our upcoming 5e Legend of Zelda campaign, I was trying to push for the Fairy race I came up with. She wasn’t having any of that. “What about an owl, like the owl in Ocarina of Time or […]

Novels as RPGs, RPGs as Novels

Novels as RPGs, RPGs as Novels

June 22, 2015 1 Comment

In planning for my next Wednesday campaign, following the death of Tiamat (which I will be sure to post all about), I began discussing new campaign ideas: Post-apocalyptic Tiamat Has Taken Over the World, Sci-Fantasy, etc. One that I mentioned, in passing was, “I’ve got this fantasy novel I’ve been working on and fiddling with […]

I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In: The Problem Player Who Won’t Quit

I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In: The Problem Player Who Won’t Quit

June 19, 2015 No Comments

When their character hits zero hit points, they stand up, throw their pencil on the ground, and shout, “I guess I’m dead, then!” and look at you accusingly (never mind that they’re currently unconscious because of their own failures or that this is the third time in as many weeks this has happened). Any time […]

The Rise of Tiamat… Across the Material Planes

The Rise of Tiamat… Across the Material Planes

June 2, 2015 2 Comments

In my Wednesday night Rise of Tiamat game, we have 12 players, with the group meeting together to provide information to the Council of Waterdeep, before splitting up into groups to go on missions provided to them from the Masked Lords. As we’re nearing the end of Rise , the other two DMs and I […]

Hey! Listen!: Fairies as a Playable Race in 5e

Hey! Listen!: Fairies as a Playable Race in 5e

May 28, 2015 No Comments

I’m thinking about running a Legend of Zelda-themed RPG for my 7-year-old this summer, and wanted to give my wife a few options for characters. Besides the Elves that will will in for Hyrulians, I wanted to give her another few options if she wanted. As a result, I’ve created a quick and dirty playable […]

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I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In: The Problem Player Who Won’t Quit

When their character hits zero hit points, they stand up, throw their pencil on the ground, and shout, "I...

Hey! Listen!: Fairies as a Playable Race in 5e

I'm thinking about running a Legend of Zelda-themed RPG for my 7-year-old this summer, and wanted to give my...

Star Wars: Hunted by the Empire Episode 1: Out of the Frying Pan

We had a great first session of Age of Rebellion last night. Here's the video!