So there's this ongoing discussion (and one fairly recently) about the OSR (Old-School Renaissance) and what it means or should mean, or whatever. And sometimes, it devolves into horrifying exchanges by people who I can only assume labor under the delusion that gaming, however fun, is, well, important. That is, important enough to brutally attack anyone over. Watching mutual friends fight (not debate, that's another matter) over something as trivial as games where we pretend to be elves is sad at best. Usually, it happens when someone insults someone else, and it quickly ceases being about the hobby and more about the fight, which is inevitable. And sadly, I've gotten pulled in myself. This is troubling because I'd really like to see everyone on good terms.
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Behind the DM Screen (July 2017)
In this episode, Jeff, Mike, and Sam talk about their games from July 2017, and follow it up with a discussion about maps, minis, and Dwarven Forge in your game.read more
RPG A Day 15: What do you want out of an RPG experience?
I am subbing in an alternate question for today. The “which do you like adapting” is clearly FATE because that is what it does. So there you have my answerread more
What is a good RPG to play for about 10 sessions? This is a bit like the last one, where a lot of games instantly rule themselves out because they are specifically designed as one-shots, or for very short story arcs, but for the rest of the RPGs out there ...read more
1 Week 'Til GenCon
It's 1 week until GenCon. The show is sold out too. I'm not even sure what that means, aside from it's probably going to be croweded. There are literally thousands of games being run and everything from table top RPGs, to LARPs, to board games, to card ...read more
Invisible Sun: Games as a Group Purchase
Tabletop RPG groups of all stripes always have a “thought leader.” You know the one—the person who learns about new games, buys all the games, brings them to the table, and teaches the rules. (And often, hosts the game as well.) Now, 99 times out of 100, this person ...read more
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