Monthly Archive: : December 2013



by Delos

New Years Resolution

Hey mates, Happy New Year! I’m really excited about the new year. Jacob and I am planning some really big projects for next year. Earlier this year I had been writing ideas for Iron World, but then that idea came to a halt. So I started digging around my old notebooks and rediscovered a setting…

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by Delos

Bust A Gut

My player, known on the internet as Kowbasher, had a couple of great lines last time we played. Kow (in a heavy Scottish accent) “I’m Bjoin Rockchewer.” Rest of table “Gesundheit” Later that evening… Kow “Me being a monster hunter I know the best way to kill a vampire orc pirate king chieftain.” (that was…

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by Delos

How to Screw With Your Players and Not Screw Your Players

A lot of my posts have been having to do with playing nice with each other and doing right by each other. I firmly believe you need to establish trust with your fellow gamers. If there is no trust there is no group. Now as a GM you are put in a huge position of…

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by Delos

How To Be A Great Player

Merry Christmas everyone. In this time of good will and good will saves I’ve been thinking about how I can improve as a person and as a GM, but I hadn’t really given much thought to the other side of the GM screen. Probably due to the fact that I almost never end up on…

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by Delos

Common GM Mistakes

I like to think myself an expert on GM mistakes. I might be more qualified than anyone else when it comes to the screw ups of running an entire world. This is probably due to the fact that I’ve screwed up so many times it’s kind of weird that my group keeps coming back. I’m…

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by Jacob

Renaming The “M”s and “S”s in Fate

I’ve got a really short one for you guys today. There is one thing in Fate that really bugs me: labels. For the most part, I feel Fate did a good job labeling things, but when it comes to naming the levels of potency of certain mechanics, they got a little messed up, I think….

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by Jacob

The Simplest RPG: The Rules Are The Story

Where Did THAT Come From? I originally came up with this idea because I wanted to run an adventure that I had read for a couple friends, but I didn’t have time for them to make characters or for me to gather premades to learn. Also, the game time was limited, and I didn’t think…

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by Delos

Making Monsters Memorable

How many goblins have you killed in your day? Can you recall each and every one of their faces? Can you still hear their screams? Probably not. They’re just goblins. Nothing to really remember. What about their leader? Can you remember his name? I know in my years of GMing and playing I can only…

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by Jacob

Intent is Important

This is going to be a really short article for me. I’m mostly trying to reflect a point that the Angry DM’s article makes. I highly recommend the Angry DM, by the way. As his nickname implies a little, he can go off on some angry rants sometimes, but that’s mostly on twitter. His blog…

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by Delos

Get Your Party in the Same Library

Also known as getting on the same page. See what I did there…moving on. Quick show of hands. How many of you have played in a RPG where there was at least one person that played an off-the-wall goofy character in your super serious and very dark game? Or how about you GMs that had…

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