Monthly Archive: : April 2014



by Delos

Playing via Post

Just to get this out of the way, I think play by post is a great medium for playing RPGs. You can do it while having a full work day, and you can play with people who live nowhere near you. I’d highly recommend it, but it is not for everyone. I’ll explain more below….

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by Delos

Grim World: The Necromancer

This is an odd class. I’d recommend that you talk to your DM before you grab this one. Depending on the group you’re playing in, it could get awkward. The necromancer, by default, is going to be an icky, semi-evil, and all together a dark character. If you have a group that wants to play…

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by Delos

Railroads or Sandboxes

It’s a debate that has raged on for centuries…well for a few years, which is better, sandbox games or railroad. Railroads have a stigma for being the worst type of way to run a RPG. It makes your player’s decisions meaningless, and usually the PCs just go from one stop to the other on the…

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by Delos

Terra Mystica

Hey all, time for a board game review. The game in question is Terra Mystica. This game is built for 2-5 players and sits on the longer end of things at about 30-40 min per player. The object of the game is to build a great civilization much like Settlers of Catan. You can build…

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by Jacob

It’s the Little Things That Count: Celestial Bodies

When it comes to increasing the amount fantasy in your fantasy world, nothing beats messing with the celestial bodies. Some of the best fantasy art (in my opinion) comes from messing largely with the way the sky looks. And the stuff that happens when planets align is out of this world (get it?). Any sort…

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by Jacob

A Great Example of a Dungeon World Adventure

We have a short one for you today. A while back, Delos stumbled upon this little gem.  David Guyll of the Points of Light blog seems to try and rewrite the Keep on the Shadowfell (the first adventure to come out for D&D 4E) adventure for different systems to see how he likes it.  He…

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by Jacob

Steal This Location: 5-Minute Weather

Growing up, my dad liked to say the phrase, “You don’t like the weather around here? Wait 5 minutes; it’ll change.” He always made it sound like that was only true in this area (central Wisconsin), but apparently it’s said pretty much everywhere. But what do you think it would be like if that were…

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by Jacob

Obligation: A Character’s Driving Force

Back in January, the IdDM posted an article about Increasing Immersion using Obligation.  In it he talks about how the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire’s Obligation system can be really useful for increasing immersion into your character and the story.   This article is largely a plug for you to go to his site,…

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by Jacob

Why I Don’t Use Initiative Order

Before I go into the reasons behind not using initiative order, I’d like to explain how you can go about not using it.  For those who have played Dungeon World (or some other game that I don’t know of that doesn’t use initiative order) and already know how, you can skip down to the Why…

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by Jacob

Steal These: Book Suggestions

Delos and I do a fair amount of reading, and we figure that most of you do a decent amount, too. So we decided to give you guys a list of books that we highly recommend so that you never run out of things to read. Jacob’s Book List You’ll likely notice that all but…

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