Tag Archives: Gaming

7
Dec

Group Beta #2 – Human Bane

4
Dec

Deck (the Halls) of Many Things: Homemade Holiday Gifts for Gamers

If you fail your save against the Spirit of the Season and feel compelled to hand out gifts to your gaming friends, you have oodles of options. Nerdy merchandise is widely available in stores and online, but if you’re feeling frugal or craving crafts, here are a few ideas for making real-life relics for your favorite party members.

3
Dec

Nerd News – Upcoming Conventions

There’s plenty of gaming fun to be had in the next couple of months! We’ve compiled a list of conventions around the world that include some form of roleplaying game activity. Find one near you and show your support for the gaming community! Also, comment below to tell us about what cons we can add to the list.

 

 

 

15
Nov

Tabletop Tidbits: Dirty Cop – A Case Study of the Narrative Danger of a Hasty “Yes”

One of the classic lessons taught to new GameMasters early on by various guide books and resources is what I refer to as the Benevolency Rule. The basic premise goes like this: As the GM, it’s your game, and you have the right to say no when your players make requests for things relating to the campaign; However, in the spirit of being a fair referee (not to mention a good friend), you should try to say yes unless you have a specific reason not to. It’s generally a solid rule of thumb, but what it doesn’t state is that utilizing that “try to say yes” attitude without proper care can produce circumstances that could adversely affect the game.

5
Oct

Tabletop Tidbits: The Measure of Success in Relation to the Mental Movie

One of the things people often say about success is that it’s a state of mind. The basic idea being that if you think of yourself as a success, or in terms of success, then that positive outlook will assist you in overcoming obstacles and you’ll start being more successful. With respects to GameMastering, I always sort of translated this premise as the mood I was in when writing. If I was “in the zone” while working on my game, then surely that would find its way into the material, and eventually into the presentation of the campaign itself.

2
Sep

Haste! On Adventure Writing Hacks, Signature Monsters, and Depression

[powerpress] | Episode 120|

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