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A Good Story Or A Good Game

A lot of my gaming friends and I are into gaming as a storytelling experience. I tend to talk about improving games and focusing on the story at the table. That is how a lot of my games go. However, some of the recent books I’ve been reading,…

Defining Goals

I run very improv heavy game sessions. I also do a lot of sandbox style game.  Because of this, there are a lot of nights around my gaming table where I’m picking at the players for some direction for the story. Sometimes the players…

Too Defined A Setting Can Prevent Player Creativity

My current play group, wherein I'm playing and not GMing, is doing an old school World of Darkness game. Its fun. Its enjoyable. It has 2 major problems. Most of the players are all old school World of Darkness experts. Two of us (myself included)…

Game Without The Table

This article is part of a three part series on gaming spaces by 3 different gnome authors. You can read the second part here, and the last part here. It all started with a giant game of chess . . . In one fantasy themed game that I ran the…
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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…

F.A.P.: The Problem With Dexterity

I'm going to be starting a new series of posts about Frequently Abused Powers. Things that can overpower a game and kill the fun factor. Something like a really high Dexterity. I'm going to call it . . . F.A.P. (Frequently Abused Powers):…

What Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog Can Teach You About GMing

So if you didn't catch Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog while it was around then you missed out on something incredible and must now go purchase it on Itunes. For those who missed it, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog stars Neil Patrick Harris as…

Ah, the good old Scry and Fry.

Ah, the good old Scry and Fry. The term Scry and Fry was brought to my attention recently and it got me thinking about information gathering techniques in games. In most any type of game setting there is always some element of information gathering…