Various Stuff And Things

Well, I finally got around to  setting up the blog on my website. It’s been on my todo list for a while, but I’ve just now gotten enough of the main site design worked out that I felt comfortable incorporating a wordpress component. So, why the hell is my blog […]

Read More

Getting The Most Out Of Brevity

I’ve been thinking about one of my writing foibles recently, being too loquacious and long-winded when I write out a sentence like this one that keeps going on and on to convey a topic better revealed in smaller chunks. Wheww. It’s just the way my brain strings things together, but […]

Read More

Hero Forge Kickstarter Interview

A few days ago, I came across a kickstarter for a thing I’ve known was coming in the next few years and dreamed of doing if I ever won the lottery – combining 3d printed miniatures with the character creators from various mmorpgs. Imagine being able to use sliders and […]

Read More

Eliminating Frustration Points

There are always moments in games that frustrate us as players. It’s inevitable. We’ve all got different play styles and most games provide a little something for everyone. Maybe it’s the long drawn out narrative based scenes that are frustrating to the action-minded player, maybe it’s the overly complex combats […]

Read More

Collaborative GMing The Same Session in Numenera

I recently made a trip up to Chicago to see my long-time brother-in-kilt, Matt Solomon. Both being gamers who are usually the GMs or who have limited access to gaming groups, we wanted to get into some good gaming during the trip. But there were only two of us and […]

Read More

Hot Button – How Much Information Do You Need In Published Scenarios?

I’ve always been a fan of the theory that less is more. When it comes to running my own games, I tend to need very little information to run them. Just the bare bones of the plot and a couple of stats or maps from the books. When I use […]

Read More

‘Because Plot’ Is Not A Good Enough Reason

I just finished a major project the other night and celebrated by taking most of the next day off and watching old cartoons from my childhood. I’m not talking just watching a few episodes, more waking up at noon and watching a full season in one sitting. I get pretty […]

Read More

Effectively Splitting A Party – A Solution For Large Gaming Groups

Due to rather gaming starved area where I currently live, I’ve recently gained a rather large gaming group through my inability to say no. There isn’t much of a gaming culture here, and I just couldn’t say no to the people who heard about my game from shared friends and […]

Read More
October 22, 2013 John Arcadian

You Pick It Review – Hillfolk

Right at the top of the request list for You Pick It Reviews this year was Robin Law’s new book Hillfolk. I was intrigued by it and saw some interesting tidbits about it online during the development processes. So, of course I  had to pick it up and see what […]

Read More

You Pick It Review – Numenera – There Have Been Eight Previous Reviews

And by 8 previous reviews, I of course mean a gazillion. When we put out the call for You Pick It Reviews, Numenera was one of the big ones on the list. I half considered letting the many other reviews: http://www.numenera.com/interviews-articles/ http://www.numenera.com/reviews-play-reports/ Numenera Reviews On Google (Too many to list […]

Read More
Page 4 of 22« First...23456...1020...Last »
John Arcadian