Sep 192016

Creating a sense of anticipation is a worthwhile technique no matter what genre or artistic vehicle you choose. However, this blog post is about erotic anticipation (I can get away with using the word “erotic” here because I haven’t gotten to the really sleazy parts yet). I’m talking about my own space opera RPG Alpha Blue, specifically. Although, any game can benefit from occasional titillation. Continue reading »

Combat Stunts for D&D Fifth Edition

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Sep 072016
Combat Stunts for D&D Fifth Edition

Combat in D&D is an abstract affair. It has been this way since day one. And, probably since day two, there were those who preferred a more concrete, blow-by-blow, experience, and came up with various house rules for making combat more detailed. This isn’t just a figure of speech; the Perrin Conventions, for example, suggested 10-second rounds and rules for knockback and knockdown in 1978.

Aug 302016
#RPGaDAY 29 & 30 2016 – Best Place to Game!

Today’s entry is a bit late, and as it turns out I’m doing a combo entry covering two days. If I could play anywhere in the world, I’d have to say I’d prefer gaming at home in the most awesome gaming room. I thought of all the cool places, like in a castle, a pyramid, a haunted house, etc. and they’re all awesome, but I [Read the article]

Dramatic Combat

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Aug 292016
Dramatic Combat

Wouldn’t it be the bee’s knees if you could run a game session without those pesky non-fun moments?  I think so.  Actually, I know so!  That’s why I laboriously reinvented that thing that was already invented, and put it into words that are my own!   You see, it took many decades of alchemy, wizardry, and drunken dumbery to create, no, to manifest this knowledge! “Well [Read the article]

Aug 282016
#RPGaDAY 28 2016 – Every Gamer Must Have Read This Book

There is one book that I believe is at the foundation of all gamer’s pasts, or if it’s not, it should be. It’s a classic tale of a hero’s quest, but one told in an ancient, different world, but one that’s not so different that we can’t see ourselves in it. The group comes together soon in the beginning and go on to face many different [Read the article]

Aug 272016
#RPGaDAY 27 2016 – Most Unusual Circumstance In Which I've Gamed

The time that comes to mind was after the great blizzard of 1996 in Victoria, British Columbia. Now, although that’s in Canada you should understand that Victoria’s weather is actually the mildest of in the country. Typically the city gets maybe a day or two of snow, sometimes nothing more than a dusting here and there. On those days, mayhem ensues as people unused and unprepared to drive [Read the article]

Aug 262016
#RPGaDAY 26 2016 – What Hobbies Go Best With RPGs

This is a pretty easy one, since RPGs naturally fit in a constellation of various hobbies. Wargaming is the one that gave it birth and miniature painting goes hand-in-hand with it. Computer gaming was born out of tabletop RPGs, and as such, computer programming is another hobby that follows this path. Consuming media is necessary to develop new stories, so goes well with RPGs. Finally, I’d say that artistic [Read the article]