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by Delos

Secrecy at the Table

Something that I’ve gone back and forth about is secrets at the table. I’ve read these fantastic stories about players that have kept the con going for months of play time. Either these people are liars or they can play it straight better than I ever could. It probably doesn’t help that most of my…

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How to Get More Out of Your Players in World Building

I found this while pursuing through the Barf Forth Apocalyptica forums and this is something I usually do, but I’ve never seen this advice written down and Pete did a much better job than I could so here is what he wrote. If you know Pete (or are Pete) let him know this is here,…

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The Fronts and Grim Portents of Arkham City

This past weekend I played through Batman: Arkham City again. I finally decided to do the story on hard mode. As I was playing through I paid more attention to every little detail, since I couldn’t just charge through like I had on the first play through. The story got my attention a bit more…

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Realm Works: A Review

First off I’m just going to be upfront about something. I don’t run complicated games. Just ask my players. I don’t have these huge worlds with eons of lore, armies of NPC’s, and miles and miles of land. My games of preference are *World games and the occasional 13th Age game. World games are very…

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Spoilers!

So last week I tried something new. Before we began I told the group the plot. Not just a little here or there. All of it. I sat them down and told them exactly what was going to happen, in what order, and who is doing what. Then the darnedest thing happened. They started adding…

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I Play By Post And So Can You

I finished a successful play by post (pbp) recently and I learned a few things that I think others should know before stepping into a pbp. Communication and Transparency This applies to any RPG not just pbp. You need to tell your players and/or MC what’s going on. If you want to see something happen or…

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Event Leveling vs Instant Leveling

Currently I’m running/playing in three different systems, Dungeon World, Apocalypse World, and 13th Age. For AW and DW we’re doing instant leveling. If you get enough XP to let you level up, you gain your new abilities right then and there. 13th Age is event based. We’re doing a 10 level, 10 session game so…

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Damage Is More Than A Number

It wasn’t until Dungeon World that I finally started noticing this. I played D&D almost exclusively for almost a decade and normally when you take a hit, you lose X number of HP and when you hit 0 you finally fall down. Some monsters were able to put conditions on you, like confusion or ongoing…

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Side Quests

If your group is anything like mine (post college and married) you don’t get a lot of time each week to play. My group tries to stay very focused on the main story and the very idea of side quests are left out. We have a hard enough time dealing with finishing off the BBEG,…

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PC Immortality

I have a bad habit. Real bad. I’ve had it since I started playing RPGs and I probably won’t break of it any time soon. Don’t tell my players. My secret is I don’t kill PCs if I can help it. Maybe it’s because I had a beloved character of my own that died to bad…

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