M’s impressions and musings from the 200 Word RPG ChallengeRead More
Most D&D uses traps in a thoughtless and boring way.
Why do we even have traps? What purpose do they serve in games and other media?
How can we apply that and improve our trap use in roleplaying games?Read More
"You appear to have stumbled into a giant's home. Huge furniture towers above you. What do you do?"Read More
Fate Points, Destiny Points, Et al.Read More
As a player, I find it very difficult to choose which spells to take when I level up. Here's a simple method that leads to well-rounded, interesting characters.Read More
Or, you know, do, if you want to run a bad game. Advice is tied directly to 5E, but easily universalized.Read More
Reflections on the nature of the Dungeon Master and how even non-performers like me can learn from the performing arts.Read More
A nerdy rant about how RPGs and fantasy stories go about their world building rules backwards when it comes to magical creatures.Read More