Quick Angry Thoughts

Quick thoughts, short blog posts, responses to other blog entries, or whatever else I feel like pissing and moaning about.

Updated every other Wednesday.

Dear WotC: Why Do You Suck at Selling Games?

September 17, 2014

Hey guys. Quick note. The second part of the second part of the combat thing needs another pass. So I’m swapping next week’s article that was mostly done for this week and pushing Combat Part 2 off to next week. This article is a little different. It isn’t filled with great advice to make...
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RPG a Day in a Day

August 31, 2014
I Love You, But Someday, I'm Taking You Down

Like most DMs, I work best under pressure. Or at least, that’s what I tell myself. Because, like most DMs, I am lazy and I procrastinate. So I end up doing all of my stuff at the last minute. And it’s just easier to claim that I work better under pressure than to admit...
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What Are Your Thoughts on D&D 5E

July 7, 2014

From my ask.fm page at http://ask.fm/TheAngryDM . The answer to this question was too long, so I have to put it here. Ok, let’s have it. What do you think of 5e/Next? Better? Worse? Just different? – AnonymousI’ll answer this, but here are the caveats. First, I don’t own the Starter Set yet. I can only judge the Basic Rules....
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Respect the Metagame

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 is also a person who is on the show. And even though I’ve ended up...
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Popcorn Initiative: A Great Way to Adjust D&D and Pathfinder Initiative with a Stupid Name

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 house rule at you. Use it. Don’t use it. I don’t care. I’ve been using...
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