Category Archives: opinion

  1. What Games Are Good For

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    November 16, 2016 by dlnsctt

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what games are good for. I care a lot about games – I …
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  2. Here’s an Idea: What if the Dungeon was Your House?

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    October 27, 2016 by dlnsctt

    I think stories are most powerful when they are putting things together to create new things. The best stories are narrative …
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  3. How to Engage Players Outside of a Session

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    October 21, 2016 by dlnsctt

    I’m a player in a Monsterhearts campaign, and we just had our second session a few nights ago. The morning …
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  4. Do I get a fate point for playing the straw man?: Fate Points, Destiny Points, Et al.

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    October 5, 2016 by dlnsctt

    I’ve been spending a lot of time lately reading roleplaying game manuals. I know this will come as a shock …
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  5. How to Pick Your Spells


    June 22, 2016 by dlnsctt

    As a player, I find it very difficult to choose which spells to take when I level up. Here’s a simple method that leads to well-rounded, interesting characters.

  6. Don’t Take Away The Player’s Turn


    June 6, 2016 by M Grant

    If you want the game to be fun, and you want the players to pay attention, don’t take away their …
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  7. The Frustration of Fantasy Taxonomies


    March 2, 2016 by M Grant

    A nerdy rant about how RPGs and fantasy stories go about their world building rules backwards when it comes to magical creatures.