Walking in Gumshoes ~ Casting and Creating Characters

It turns out we were more than perilously close to starting our campaign of Mutant City Blues by Pelgrane Press last week, it began within moments of my posting this article.  I really wasn’t expecting it to have started before the end of that week, so that was a great surprise. In sensible fashion, we began with the assignment … Continue reading

Facilitating Function in Fractious Factions

Thoughts on Parties of Mixed Capability Inspired by Joss Whedon’s film based on Marvel’s Avengers Last week, thanks to early release dates in Asia, I watched the Avengers on a local screen in Daejeon, South Korea. As I was leaving the theatre I was struck by just how well Joss Whedon had managed to present … Continue reading

Taming of the Geek: Social Contracts for Gaming

I was among the generation of gamers who got a lot of flak from parents about playing D&D. In fact, it was flat-out forbidden – which of course, only limited where I could play, not if. Unlike most of those I have met over the years who had to covertly enjoy roleplaying games, my parents … Continue reading

Shadowscast – episode 1

This blog will be incorporating video posts for RPG material into the normal flow of things from now on. I am planning on releasing no more than 1 per month, but the initial episodes will have an experimental nature which may include alterations of schedule, format, and content. Initial Intentions The video posts will cover … Continue reading

Calls to Harms… (RPG Blog Carnival – 12-2011)

As we start the second full week of December’s RPG Blog Carnival, discussions about the entries from last week, particularly ‘Honeymoon Adventure’ have led me in this direction: The care and feeding of heroes without fudging or molly-coddling If a hero is someone who is willing to answer a call to action, and is perhaps … Continue reading

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