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Hands On With Hero Forge

Quite some time back, I did an interview with some of the people behind Hero Forge, a very successful kickstarter that funded the creation of a website and printing solution for creating custom miniatures. Playing many games that have characters…

Making Clerics at least 20% Cooler

The cleric has long been a time honored tradition of Dungeons and Dragons, and pony clerics are no different. With multiple gods to choose from including celestia, celestia, luna, twillight sparkle, and of course the correct choice – celestia,…

GMing Tools – Prezi In Your Campaign

A while back I discovered a nifty online tool called Prezi. It is a presentation platform online that functions a little differently than a standard power-point. With a prezi, you place a bunch of bits of information onto a background (like…

Using Pinterest In Your Games

My girlfriend recently got herself a tablet to play around with. One of her primary uses of this tablet is scrolling through Pinterest boards and “pinning” things to it. I've been watching over her shoulder and becoming more interested…

Modelling Sickness In A Tabletop RPG

If you would like a printable version of this post for quick reference, I organized it into a PDF which you can find here. I have recently become intimately aware of the extreme effects of having sickness ravage my body. It is the same kind…

A Simple Trick To Keep The Spotlight Moving

  One of the things that bugs me when I’m a player is the fact that games can tend to get really bogged down if the spotlight gets stuck on one player or style of play. Sometimes it is hard to avoid, and the nature of a particular session…

Street Wise Maps - A Great Little Resource For A Modern Game

The other night, my Game Master pulled out a new GM’s screen to spread around his laptop. It was a small, laminated, easy to read, touristy street map of Seattle. We’re playing a near future cyberpunk World Of Darkness game set in a futuristic…

My Improv Game Setup – An Article With Waaaay Too Many Pictures

On my last post about running an Improv game, Toldain asked if I could share my setup for Improv games. Since I run a lot of convention games, I thought the best way to share the setup would be to do a photo filled post showing exactly what…

Tiny Proto Robot Makes Killing PCs Easier, or Gaming Apps For The Geek On The Go

trisj asks a very good question over in the Suggestion Pot You have reviewed various programs/apps that can help GMing; how about a compiled list of “Apps for your mobile device you must have,” or “Tiny proto-robot makes killing PCs…
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What GMs Can Learn From Gaming Comics

Aside from Role Playing Games, one of my favorite pastimes is reading comics. Specifically, webcomics. More specifically, Role Playing Game related web comics. There are a slew of gaming webcomics out on the world wide inter-tubes and they have…
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Sharing Your Notes

A common practice in teaching today is for the teacher of a class to make notes on important things and then provide them to the students. Studies show that this helps students retain information that they would normally gloss over in lectures.…
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A Reminder About Social Contracts

Social contracts. The concept isn't new to gaming, nor is it a foreign entity to the great gnome stew readers. While most of us are familiar with the concept, it is one that benefits from being brought up and discussed regularly. I'm hoping…