The Angry Blog

The Angry DM waxes philosophical about various gaming topics, responds to other bloggers, and expands on Twitter conversations.

The Two Faces of Healing

February 3, 2012
For DMs

This is kind of rough and dirty. I’m throwing it out as a quick response to Bruce Cordell’s recent D&D Next article about healing, which you can read here. Of course, just because it’s a quick response, doesn’t mean it is not also a long response because, hell, its me. I’m just warning you...
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A Final, Angry Word

February 25, 2011
For DMs

Because I can never leave well-enough alone, an open letter: Dear People Who Read the Shit I Write: Can someone tell me what the hell happened here? Because I’m confused. Imagine that you are giving a lecture for an anatomy class. You walk up to the podium and you say “today, we’re going to...
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Tearing 4E a New One Addendum

February 22, 2011
The D&D Boss Fight

Between comments, Twitter conversations, direct messages, and e-mails, it turns out I struck a few nerves and raised a few questions with my latest article (Tearing 4E a New One: Short Rests and Encounter Resources), so I’ve thrown together a hasty sort of clarification/defense/justification/apology/further insult. If you haven’t read the article, this won’t make...
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Dragon Age, Session Zero

November 26, 2010

Wherein the Angry DM reviews Dragon Age, insults the English skills of speakers of non-American English, and desperately defends random character generation.
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Setting The PCs Up To Fail

June 23, 2010
Setting the PCs Up to Fail

A week ago, fellow blogger ThadeousC started a blog carnival about whether it was appropriate for DMs to create situations in which flight was the only choice. The Angry DM has finally decided to weigh in.
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