Mar
02
2018
3

Tweet/Link of the Day, ‘The History of No’ edition.

Useful and informative and slightly superfluous in my case.

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Jun
13
2017
2

Tweet of the Day, They Game Now In Kazakhstan edition.

Which is neat, even if Kazakhstan is one of those places.

Apr
13
2017
1

Tweet of the Day, Three (And One More) Skills For GMs edition.

These are good skills, to start with:

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Jan
07
2017
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Ethereal Domain: Miyazaki’s World. [In Nomine]

Please note: the nature of the In Nomine game world largely requires this to be a horror setting. Sorry about that.  I’m not too thrilled about it, either, but you go where the writeup takes you.

miyazakis-world-google-docs

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Nov
28
2016
4

My PJ Lifestyle piece on gifts for roleplaying gamers.

Found here.  Short version: well, there’s a lot of stuff you can buy people like us.  Like, for example: printer ink.  What the heck do they make that stuff out of, anyway?  Unicorn milk, suspended in a platinum solution?

…That should be the other way around, actually.

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
27
2016
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The Blood Fiend of Toledo [The Day After Ragnarok]

The Blood Fiend of Toledo – Google Docs

The Blood Fiend of Toledo [The Day After Ragnarok]

Toledo, Ohio is a haunted ruin.  Just ask anybody.  There was a plague, and then there was a huge fire, and then the usual Things moved in – and now the city’s abandoned.  Except for the Things. Thankfully the Things keep to themselves, whatever they are, but smart people don’t go into the ruins.  Especially once the drained corpses of various animals and lesser monsters started showing up on the outskirts of the city.  The legend of the Blood Fiend of Toledo is already making the rounds of all the dives and pirate havens on the Great Lakes, and the tales get steadily taller. (more…)

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