Nov
20
2016
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My PJ Lifestyle piece on introducing rapid tech changes in RPGs.

Found here.  Short version: it ain’t gonna be like Lest Darkness Fall. …Completely. Maybe.  L. Sprague de Camp was a pretty smart dude, after all.

Sorry. I went on a tangent, there.

Nov
15
2016
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My PJ Lifestyle piece on gaming a cult.

Found here. Short version: easy enough to do the robes-and-chanting-and-sacrifice sorts, but you can do better.  Also, David Drake’s collection of short stories (Balefires) has a cracking good story in it (“…Than Curse the Darkness”) that should be required reading for anybody trying to do Cthulhu Mythos-style cultists.  Drake absolutely sells what it would take to get people with the proper nihilism – and it’s alarming, because he actually toned down the historical record a little when doing it.  Check it out.

Nov
07
2016
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My PJ Lifestyle article on marriage in RPGs.

Found here. Short version: hey, last weekend was my wedding anniversary. Of course I’m gonna bring up all the helpful aspects of getting your character married off. It seemed apropos.

Oct
30
2016
2

My PJ Lifestyle piece on fixing broken campaigns.

Found here. Short version: a blown-up campaign is not always the GM’s fault, but it usually is the GM’s fault and that’s the way it goes. I tend to light-hand my campaigns, myself.

Oct
23
2016
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My PJ Lifestyle piece about going gonzo in your RPG campaign.

Found here. Short version: not “going Gonzo,” except that it kind of was. At least, I made the obvious joke, there.

Oct
16
2016
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My PJ Lifestyle piece on mash-ups.

Found here.  Short version: ride the chaos, baby. Ride the chaos.

Oct
09
2016
2

My PJ Lifestyle piece on innovating zombies in RPGs.

Found here. Short version: there’s actually a bit that you can do with zombies in your campaign, and I didn’t even get to zombie pets or metaphors for the environment.  Although… a zombie campaign done in the style of the 1970s disaster movie genre could be hysterical.  Polyester leisure suits, and all.

Oct
02
2016
1

My PJ Lifestyle piece on adding a new player to your game.

Found here. Short version: it can be done easily enough, if everybody plays nice. And pardon the pun, eh?

Sep
26
2016
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My PJ Lifestyle article revisiting religion in RPGs.

Found here. Short version: I tried to give some practical advice on how to incorporate religions into a RPG. I mean, shoot, activist deities in most of ’em, right?

Sep
18
2016
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My PJ Lifestyle piece on how to have RPGs at your con.

Found here. Short version: …dedicate a space and a time for them really.  And no drafts (the kind that you get from badly-designed HVAC systems).

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