Normally I stick with role-playing games on this blog, but I have to come out of the closet; I playRead more
I normally am not a fan of using music during my games. I tend to find it distracting. That said,Read more
Storytelling is at the heart of every role-playing game. Think of the game master as a director and the players as actors in a very dynamic piece of theatre. Though, they are not in total control. Chance plays a part in this play as well. Gamers use a rules system (usually dice based) to determine success or failure and add an element of risk to the game experience. When the story is original an exciting and the rules serve to advance the story, all is well.
Sadly, that is often not the case. Games with amazing stories often endure grossly inappropriate rules that bury exciting worlds in terrible mechanics.Read more
The determination that a game group has a bad DM that needs replacement does not happen over night. It isRead more
RPGSeek is a custom Google search engine that only searches a specific list of 371 role-playing publisher websites. I culledRead more
All gamers have that moment the first time you walk into a new gaming group. Some feel nervous, others takeRead more
“Beyond Protocol,” an interesting MMORTS game I wrote about previously, releases next week. Just an FYI for those that actuallyRead more