Using Props I’m a big fan of using props in role playing games. I know that the Theatre of the Mind has an infinite special effects budget, but we humans are an avaricious lot and there is something special about getting treasure, real hold-it-in-your-hand treasure, that really excites my players. I like to litter my… Continue reading Drawlab Metal Coins – A Review
Alongside my love of RPG’s I am also an avid fan of tabletop wargaming, specifically, if not surprisingly, Warhammer. Games Workshop’s premier product is ubiquitous in the wargaming world and, regardless of what you think of the GeeDubs themselves, they do produce some lovely miniatures. One of the main draws of Warhammer for me was… Continue reading The Hidden Art of Our Hobby
With the release of the curse of Strahd I have recently turned my thoughts to how I would go about running a gothic horror based campaign. Prior to getting in to tabletop RPG’s I was a big fan of video game rpg’s (weren’t we all) and the Warhammer Fantasy setting. What defined the best games,… Continue reading Thoughts on running a horror campaign.
Most role playing games include a healthy dose of acting skill. During the average campaign you’ll put yourself in character, adapt to the other players, take direction form the DM and rewrite the script yourself. But what if you wanted to go deeper, to really act as your character, to totally immerse yourself in the… Continue reading Deep Immersion Gaming: Some Advice for Newer Players.
Today’s blog post comes from the talented hands of my good friend Tom. He is an author, gamer, spinner of tails and all round gent. In this post he will be enlightening us on how it’s sometimes necessary to come down hard on players making downright stupid decisions to maintain the logical coherency of… Continue reading Krazak drinks the water: On how sometimes it’s ok to say no.
I came late to Dungeons and Dragons, I’ve always been a nerd, Tolkien, sci-fi, video games, Warhammer ect, in other words the usual slippery slope to role playing games, but D&D always seemed a step to far. It conjured images of fat sweaty neck beards sat in basements proclaiming “I’m an elf” in a… Continue reading On standing up in front of people and talking.