Cult of the Video GM 

With Perkins and Mercer as the best-known representatives, gaming as spectator sport is rapidly spreading, especially among newcomers and those who seek to return to the hobby, but do not know how. With Perkin’s ‘Acquisitions Inc show for Pax being far toward one end of this representation and Mercer’s Critical Role heading more toward the … Continue reading

December 2013 RPG Blog Carnival: GM and Player Roles

Mainly coincidentally, the YouTube RPG Community has been delving very deeply into a topic which aligns with the concept of this carnival, that of taking charge of how the group dynamic is balanced at the table. The question on this dynamic is split into “What are the ways in which creative responsibility can be shared … Continue reading

Desolation Hangouts #2 – 5

My 5 sessions of the YouTube Desolation campaign have come to an end. As hoped, one of the players will be taking over as GM and running 5 more sessions from where session 5 ended. What follows is an overview of Hangouts, some final thoughts on the gaming culture which we adopted over five sessions … Continue reading

Desolation Hangout 1

On Wednesday, I hosted a hangout for some notable members of the YouTube RPG community to play the post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG, Desolation. The group was composed of a former arena athlete, a noble, a legionnaire and his young sister, and an outdoorsman.  The setting was ostensibly the northern reaches of what used to be the … Continue reading

The world has ended again!

I am pleased to report that I have been given the opportunity to run Desolation for a group of players new to it and to Ubiquity. The group is in the midst of character creation at the moment, and so I am drinking in all the comments they drop about the game and setting to … Continue reading

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