For the last two weeks, I have been working on a short review of newer podcasts for ENWorld. This basically grew out of the fact I was looking for a new RPG podcast to listen to and was overwhelmed by how many of them there were to choose from. I figured that there would be other people in… Read More The All New Podcast Review
“You’re led through city gates where armed guards train crossbows and ballistae at you suspiciously from every medieval wall hole. Your guide takes you through a vast metropolis into a huge castle, knights and men-at-arms train in the courtyard. You’re lead through the castle into the audience chamber of the King, now flanked by his… Read More The Airlock
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.
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 into 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, and… Read More Thoughts On Running A Horror Campaign.
Being a rather new bod to this whole Twitter thing I have taken an unhealthy interest in my little band of around 150 followers. I read their posts, check out their sites and blogs and respond to their messages. I’m told this isn’t the done thing, as on Twitter one is generally expected to follow the… Read More Interview With Alberto Bieri: Head Visionary Behind The Chronicles Of Calibran
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… Read More 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… Read More “Krazak Drinks The Water”: On How Sometimes It’s Ok To Punish Your Players.