Gaming for Fun (Part 2): Getting Engaged

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February 5, 2014
Taking the Game Seriously

To Recap… Look, my word count is high enough and the first part of this two part extravaganza hasn’t gone anywhere. If you haven’t read it, READ IT. If you’ve forgotten it, READ IT AGAIN. Seriously, put in some...
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Gaming for Fun (Part 1): Eight Kinds of Fun

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January 27, 2014
Taking the Game Seriously

If you ask the average GM “what is the point of an RPG” or “how do you win” or “what’s your job as a GM,” I’m pretty certain you’re going here the word “fun” in the answer. “The point...
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Thy Game-Mastering Commandments

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January 20, 2014
For DMs

The start of the New Year is traditionally a time to reflect on your shortcomings and failures and to resolve to improve yourself. As such, I generally spend the start of the New Year playing video games. Self-improvement is...
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Respect the Metagame

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May 12, 2014
For Players

Last week, I was listening to one of my favorite gaming podcast, The NPC Cast. If you’ve never heard it, you should listen to it. Aaron and Del are really interesting and present diverse viewpoints on gaming and Chris...
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Popcorn Initiative: A Great Way to Adjust D&D and Pathfinder Initiative with a Stupid Name

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September 13, 2013
Setting the PCs Up to Fail

All right, kiddos, I am breaking from my usual game of writing thousands and thousands of words tell you how to run a game in exhausting detail (deliberate word choice, don’t correct me). Instead, I’m going to throw a...
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Flavor Text and Adventure Format

April 19, 2013
For DMs

This will be brief. I posted a rant a few days ago about flavor text and description. I hate the box text that appears in adventures for a lot of reasons and think the whole practice needs to drink...
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Stuff I Don't Hate

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Stuff I Don’t Hate: Ultimate Scheme

Let me tell you about Ultimate Scheme. You may not have heard of it yet because it is still in the playtest phase. But it will be Kickstarting soon and I got to playtest it at GenCon with Rich Baker, game designer/developer formerly of Wizards of the Coast and now at Sasquatch Game Studio....

Other Angry Things

Merchandising (D&D Doodle)

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Realism (D&D Doodle)

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