Genre is Rule 0

Now available in audio form with commentary from 2020 Casting Shadows Podcast I watched a video clip yesterday evening which asked “Why?” in connection to the disparity in numbers between those who will choose to respond to an ad looking for D&D or Pathfinder players as compared to the number who will respond to ads … Continue reading

Playing to Type: Genre Fidelity and Growth

Genre conventions and assumptions can make or break a session, scenario, campaign or even a group. They are not alone in possessing this awesome power, but they do occupy a curious niche of game elements which people seem to understand, yet prove that they do not somewhere between ‘it’s probably too late to fix things’ … Continue reading

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