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Johnny's Five – Getting The Most Out Of Fear And Wonder

Many stories have elements that defy description, moments that push characters outside their boundaries and take them into a place of the unknown. What is it that makes ghost stories and mysteries truly scary and interesting? What makes an awe-inspiring…

My Perfect Party Composition – 3 Overpowered/Dual-Role Characters

Looking at the current player mix in 2 games that I'm running right now, I've realized that I'm running for what I consider to be the perfect party composition – 3 Slightly Overpowered/Dual Role Characters . Why is this the perfect sized…

Hot Button – Player Responsibilities?

I've recently completed a move to Mississippi and I have two new groups of players in two very different games. I'm running a very new player friendly game for some people who are unfamiliar with role-playing in general, and I'm running a somewhat…

Hot Button: Limit The Party?

Every so often I get the urge to run a game around very tight themes - a game where all the characters are thieves in a thieves guild, a game where all the players are members of a military organization with specific ranks and duties, a modern…

Enabling Player Fun – Preventing Peevish Pervacity

I sat there at the gaming table, waiting to actually game. We’d started an hour ago, and after all of the usual bullshitting around, looking up youtube videos, and sharing jokes, we’d finally gotten into it. A brief encounter that set us…

Hot Button: The Player or the Sheet?

Imagine this fairly common scenario: The character sheet talks about a backwoods, uneducated fighter with a low intelligence score. The player knows that the word puzzle on the wall can be solved by removing every third letter and putting the…