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.
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(A great review by Guest Contributor JB Little. For more, check out his YouTube and Twitter @Dropthedie ) I’m something of a dice addict. Twenty eight sets of various colors, sizes, shapes, clarities — but that does not mean I’m easy to please. Once I finally dipped my toe into metal…
In modern culture vampires tend to be pigeon holed into what might be referred to as vampiric genres; the slick, eastern European aristocracy of the night, who murmurs “Gooood Evenink” as his smile shows his fangs. The bestial Nosferatu, all pale withered skin, rat fangs, grave stink and animal hunger. The virus vampire, hordes… Continue reading Curse of Strahd: A Review
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.