Author Archives: Jynx001

14
Jan

Group Beta #52 — Barrel Pirates

2
Jan

Nerd News — 2020 Convention List

Happy New Year, from Obsidian Portal! Resolve yourself to attend an RPG or Board Game convention in 2020 with this Map and Master List, courtesy of the hard work of Casual Game Revolution!

For our UK and Ireland friends, here’s a spreadsheet focused on your region, and a Map to go with it!

We hope you have a wonderful 2020 and lots of gaming fun! Please let us know in the comments if your favorite convention isn’t on the list so we can share the news.

17
Dec

Group Beta #51 — Half Fork

3
Dec

Don’t Wait — Just Play

How many games have we skipped because we had a couple of players missing? How many first sessions of a campaign have we delayed due to absence or scheduling snafu? If you’ve been playing tabletop games for more than a few weeks, you’ve almost certainly run into this annoying truth – real life gets in the way of RPG’s. And it never gets easier to get a group together.

So, here’s my advice: Life is short. Don’t wait. Just start playing.

 

19
Nov

Group Beta #50 — Sword of Subtle Hints

5
Nov

Sight Cones and Sound Spheres

I have a plate mail problem. And no, it’s not chafing and yes, I know about the baby powder trick. It’s noise. Or rather, it’s a false perception that my players have – they have got it in their heads that if even one party-member is wearing shiny, clanky plate mail or hasn’t super-specialized in stealth stats that they will make so much noise while moving that every sentry in the castle will instantly see and hear them and rush from their post to commit murder. They have made an assumption that avoiding sight and quiet movement is impossible unless you’re a fully trained ninja and infiltration tactics are off the table before the mission-planning even starts. So, how do I re-educate them on the soundness of soundless-and-sightless strategies? A visual aid from the world of video games is the answer!

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