1. 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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  2. Stabracadabra: Conception and First Session

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    October 11, 2016 by dlnsctt

    I am living proof that tie-in products work. When a tie-in product is good, it can not only bring you …
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  3. 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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  4. How to Pick Your Spells

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    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.

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

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    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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  6. DMing is a Performance Art

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    May 31, 2016 by M Grant

    DMing is a live performance art.  Your audience is small, and your piece is highly participatory, and you’re sitting in …
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  7. Spydra

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    May 5, 2016 by M Grant

    A 5E statblock for an arachnophidian that’s gotten too big for its britches.