Roundup: December 2013 RPG Blog Carnival

December’s RPG Blog Carnival for 2013 has reached the end of its run. Despite the tremendous distractions of all the things December brings with it, the RPG blogging community contributed quite a few useful posts on the topic of Taking Charge. Some look forward into the year to come. Others are timeless reminders of good … Continue reading

Being Like Water: December 2013 RPG Blog Carnival

My final entry in this month’s RPG Blog Carnival is a story of a player character from a campaign I ran many years ago who typified the ‘take charge’ attitude in an intriguing and non-confrontational way. Played by a novice, in a very large group, the character overcame intra-party politics, conflicting philosophies and religions, and … Continue reading

Taking Charge of Long-Distance Gaming ~ December Blog Carnival

This post for December’s blog carnival on the topic of ‘taking charge’ will suggest the means and methods to establish a game, even when you find yourself far from other like-minded gamers. As I live in Korea, this is a problem I sometimes face, and the two methods which have given me the most success … Continue reading

December ’13 RPG Blog Carnival: Taking Charge

This month’s RPG Blog Carnival is being hosted here on Casting Shadows and is on the topic of Taking Charge. “Of what?” you may ask, or “By whom?” These and other questions are what will be uncovered as the month proceeds and participating blogs add their contributions to the Carnival. A blog carnival is a … Continue reading

October RPG Blog Carnival – Surfing the Surfeit of Horror

It’s October, so naturally it is time to expect Halloween episodes in prime-time on the major networks, fat pumpkins in the grocery stores and farmers markets, and line-jumping Christmas Decorations in the shopping malls. For gamers, thoughts often turn to the one-shot horror story, such as running a Call of Cthulhu scenario, or dipping into … Continue reading

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