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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…

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 a published…

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…

Johnny’s Five – Five Ways To Help With High Intrigue Based Games

My room-mate and I often take a night or two a week to watch through episodes of some series together. This is the closest either of us get to watching “TV” in the traditional sense. Our latest effort, House Of Cards, is a series on Netflix…

Strike While The Iron Is Hot

I was just reminded of an interesting concept the other day. My room-mate and I were hanging out in our shared office and talking about the game I am going to be starting up soon. He mentioned, offhandedly, that I’ve been doing a lot of prep…

The 3-3-3 Approach To Quick Game Prep

Anymore, I’m pretty much an improv only Game Master. I like getting down and making an awesome, intricate, and detailed game, but so often those types of games just blow up when the players get into them. You either have to reign players…

Whose Game Is It Anyways

I just got finished with my stint at Con on the Cob. I and the other gnomes, who schlepped it out to Ohio for the convention, had a blast. By and far one of the best moments of the convention for me was the total improv game I ran on Sunday.…